West Logistics has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for the year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The 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 Donna Buffkin and Randy Jackson accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on June 5 in Moine, Illinois.
West Logistics is a supplier of warehousing and material handling services to John Deere’s operation in Benson and Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. They also received the Supplier of the Year award in 2009 and Hall of Fame in 2013. 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.