Michelin praised for military service

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Citing superior tire quality and delivery service, the U.S. military’s Defense Supply Center Columbus has recognized two divisions of Michelin North America with performance awards. Michelin Americas Truck Tires and Michelin Aircraft Tire Co. were awarded Best Value Medal silver awards Aug. 26.

Michelin is one of 89 companies among DSCC’s 8,200 suppliers to receive the military’s Best Value Medal, which is awarded to companies that have demonstrated exceptional quality and delivery performance as measured by the Automated Best Value System. ABVS is 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 be eligible to receive an ABVS award, a supplier must have shipped 50 or more contract line items for DSCC during a 12-month rating period. To qualify for a gold medal, a supplier must have a perfect score of 100. A score of 99.0 through 99.9 earned silver, and those with scores ranging from a 98.0 through 98.9 were awarded bronze medals.

“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 Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “We realize the critical nature of supplying parts for U.S. military operations around the world, and we hope this award further validates DSCC’s selection of Michelin for its Ground Tire Privatization Initiative contract last year.”