Michelin Americas Truck Tires was honored by the Defense Logistics Agency’s Land & Maritime supply center with its third consecutive Best Value Award for its performance in supplying tires to every branch of the U.S. military. Out of more than 6,000 military parts suppliers in 2010, Michelin was among a select few companies recognized for meeting performance requirements in the Automated Best Value System (ABVS).
“Our men and women in uniform put forth their best effort every day for us, and it is an honor for the Michelin team to do the same for them,” says Jim Griese, Michelin’s director of military products. “The effort of getting tires to the military would not be possible without the cooperation and help from several other tire manufacturers and our logistics partner, SAIC.”
In 2007, Michelin was awarded by a competitive bid the Tire Privatization Initiative contract to procure, store and distribute tires to the U.S. military. Under the terms of the contract, Michelin supplies tires for various types of ground vehicles used by the military. In order to maintain the military’s tire industrial base, Michelin sources the majority of these tires from other tire manufacturers. Since the contract award Michelin has processed more than 110,000 requisitions for more than 1 million tires, and delivered them to more than 2,500 military locations around the world.
Defense Logistics Agency Land & Maritime, located in Columbus, Ohio, is known to more than 25,000 military and civilian customers, and is served by more than 6,000 suppliers of weapon system parts. DLA Land & Maritime processes more than 7 million orders annually and accounts for more than $3.5 billion in annual sales.