Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received the prestigious Supplier Performance Management (SPM) award from truck manufacturer PACCAR for the third consecutive year.
Bendix was recognized as one of 15 Leader-level performers in the company’s annual awards program, with the supplier acknowledging Bendix’s cost performance and overall quality as standouts marking its 2020 performance as a PACCAR supplier.
“Earning the trust and recognition of a world-class vehicle manufacturer such as PACCAR is an impressive achievement and an honor we strive for every day,” said Mike Hawthorne, Bendix president and CEO. “We consider the SPM awards among the most prestigious in the industry because they spotlight not only technical excellence but also our commitment to support and collaboration.
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“It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to be recognized with a PACCAR Supplier Performance Management award. To have received this honor for the third year in a row, especially at the Leader level, speaks to the commitment of all of us at Bendix. We take great pride in this outstanding accomplishment.”
Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, is part of Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Acuña, Mexico; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Hanover, Pennsylvania; Huntington, Indiana; Lebanon, Tennessee; and Wytheville, Virginia.
A 360-Degree View of Supplier Performance
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF, and Leyland nameplates. Through its SPM program, suppliers and PACCAR cross-functional teams work together to identify performance enhancements and develop product innovations.
Built on a detailed performance scorecard, the SPM awards are awarded to suppliers based on their annual and quarterly performance in specific areas related to product development, operations support, and business alignment with PACCAR objectives. Some of the indicators considered in determining award recipients include the supplier’s performance in managing design-related costs, product reliability, lead time performance, management of raw materials costs, and alignment with PACCAR processes, among several others.
In addition to awarding performance recognition, the manufacturer uses the detailed scorecard to support its highest goals: delivering world-class vehicles to customers and strong financial performance to shareholders. The scorecard is also considered as an indicator and guide when awarding new business.
Bendix earned high marks for its overall quality and for its ability to control, manage, and reduce production costs, which impacts final production costs.
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