February 21, 2014
Lisle, Ill.-based SSAB, a supplier of value-added high-strength steel, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2013, was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame, and named Construction and Forestry Division Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program.
The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. Hall of Fame status is given after a supplier attains a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years. SSAB was recognized for its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.
SSAB is a supplier of as-rolled discrete steel plate to John Deere's operations in Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa, and Thibodaux, La.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support, and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.