Bossard North America and Bossard Mexico has again earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2018 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Programme. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.
Bossard, in both the USA and Mexico, 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. Bossard is the major supplier for over 8,000 different fastener product solutions, with application engineering and customer logistics, to John Deere’s 27 plants in North America.
In the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, all suppliers are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including product quality, cost management, on-time 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.
Having held senior management roles in leading automotive and fastener businesses, Phil joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine as editor in 2002. Convinced there is no substitute for ‘being there’, over 17 years of visits and interviews around the world means he has accumulated an extraordinary knowledge and perspective of the global fastener industry, reflected in his incisive and thought provoking reporting.