Military honors two Michelin divisions with silver medals

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Citing "superior tire quality and delivery service," the United States military's Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) recently recognized two divisions of Michelin North America Inc. with performance awards.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) and Michelin Aircraft Tire Co. (MATC) received silver "Best Value Medal" awards for their efforts in fulfilling their military contracts.

To be eligible to receive an Automated Best Value System award, a supplier must have shipped 50 or more contract line items for the DSCC during a 12-month rating period.

"This award reflects many months of coordinated effort by Michelin's military tire team, as well as our logistics subcontractor, Science Applications International Corp.," says Jim Griese, director of North American military products for MATT.

Since winning its the Ground Tire Privatization Initiative contract last year, MATT has processed nearly 38,000 orders and has delivered more than 352,000 tires to 1,400 locations worldwide. Michelin manages an inventory of more than 330 line items manufactured by Michelin and other major tire manufacturers, and consistently meets or exceeds the standard established by DSCC for on-time deliveries.

MATC supplies aircraft tires to the U.S. military with the help of its supply chain solutions partner, Lockheed Martin MS2, under its Aircraft Tires Privatization Initiative contract. It delivers about 80,000 military aircraft tires per year to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.

Michelin averages about three days to deliver tires anywhere in the world, including the current theaters of operation, with close to a 99% on-time record.

Michelin is one of 89 companies among the DSCC's 8,200 suppliers to receive the military's Best Value Medal. The medals are awarded to companies that have demonstrated exceptional quality and delivery performance as measured by the Automated Best Value System, a computerized system that collects a vendor's past performance data and translates it into a numeric score ranging from zero to a perfect 100.

To qualify for a gold medal, a supplier must have a perfect score of 100. A score of 99.0 through 99.9 will earn suppliers silver medals, and those with scores ranging from a 98.0 through 98.9 will earn bronze medals.

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