The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Norway-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. WWL accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on December 15 at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.
WWL is a supplier of ocean transportation and logistics services to John Deere’s operations globally.
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.