Sears Manufacturing Company earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier” and Hall of Fame Supplier
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Sears Manufacturing Company has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2009 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. The Davenport -based company was selected for the honor 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 February 16, 2010 in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Sears Manufacturing Company is a supplier of seat/suspension systems to John Deere’s operations throughout North America.
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. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
Sears Manufacturing Company, a privately held company, was established in 1855 in
Davenport, Iowa. Sears’ reputation for innovation, quality and reliability has made it the leading supplier of suspension and non-suspension seating for the agriculture, construction, and industrial vehicle, and over-the-road truck markets worldwide.