Schaeffler India Limited, leading industrial and automotive supplier, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2018, fifth year in a row and was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Hall of Fame status is given after a supplier attains a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Schaeffler India was selected for the honour in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on April 18 in Davenport, Iowa. Schaeffler India is a supplier of tractor single and double clutches to John Deere’s operation in India.
Commenting on the award, Dharmesh Arora, CEO, Schaeffler India said, “We are delighted to receive this recognition from John Deere and it is a testimony to our high standards of quality and reliability. We have had a long association with John Deere India and this recognition is a milestone that will drive us to strengthen this partnership further, with unwavering focus towards improving upon our products and services.”
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence programme are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the programme in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.