The Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) award is given to 13 of the more than 400 TIEM suppliers that exceed a 95% standard of excellence in quality, cost and delivery.
Suppliers are evaluated based on a parts rejection rate (parts per million), ability to meet cost reduction targets and on-time delivery performance. All points are awarded based on a corresponding scale for the fiscal year.
This year’s QCD winners include: Aisan Corp. of America; Aisin Drivetrain Inc.; MAC Machine & Metal Works Inc.; Commercial Fluid Power; Arvin Sango Inc.; Brillion Iron Works; US Tsubaki Inc.; KYB America LLC; Wayne Metals LLC; Julian Electric Inc.
Three suppliers—Wayne Metals, Toyota Tsusho America and Precision Hydraulic Cylinders—received a Special Service Award for their exceptional kaizen and quality improvements.
Award recipients were honored during a ceremony at the TIEM production facility in Columbus, Ind., during the annual supplier conference.