SEATTLE, Washington - GM Nameplate (GMN) was recognized by John Deere as a Partner-Level Supplier for 2017 and was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level accolade is John Deere’s highest supplier rating, and the “Hall of Fame” status is attained by a supplier after receiving this recognition for five consecutive years.
The Achieving Excellence Program was created in 1991 to foster supplier relations through a continuous evaluation process. Suppliers from each division at John Deere are evaluated annually on key performance parameters including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support, and wavelength (which is a measure of responsiveness). The Partner-level award is presented to an exclusive group of suppliers who demonstrate exceptional performance throughout the year.
In the last few years, GMN has helped John Deere to streamline their supply chain by providing a wide range of capabilities including display enclosures, touchscreens, optical bonding solutions, membrane switches, and value-added assembly. With decades of custom-manufacturing experience serving several highly-regulated industries, and an ISO 9001:2015-certified quality system in place, GMN provides complex solutions while adhering to stringent delivery requirements.
The “Hall of Fame” status truly symbolizes GMN’s dedication to unwavering quality, product innovation, and continuous improvement. GMN representatives formally accepted the recognition during an award ceremony that took place in Bettendorf, IA. In the past, GMN has received other accolades from John Deere including Partner-level Supplier (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016), Supplier of the Year award (2013, 2016), Innovation award (2012), and the Cost reduction opportunity (CROP) award (2011).
“The John Deere Achieving Excellence Program is extremely rigorous & challenging, and Deere has very high expectations for their suppliers” said Gerry Gallagher, vice president of sales and marketing, “For our team to be recognized in this small group of suppliers and to have reached this level is truly an honor that each one of our employees takes great pride in.”
About GM Nameplate
Since 1954, GMN has been serving companies across nearly every industry with custom manufactured components and assemblies. Started as a nameplate manufacturer, today GMN’s capabilities include die-cuts, labels, front panel integration, printed electronics and biosensors, large format digital graphics, brand identity pieces, injection and compression molded plastics, elastomer keypads, value-added assemblies, and more. GMN is privately owned with corporate headquarters in Seattle, WA, and employs more than 1,000 at its facilities in North America and Asia. The company is recognized as a leading international manufacturer, with a reputation of meeting and exceeding customer expectations every time.