Decker Truck Line Inc., based in Fort Dodge, Iowa, recently received the 14th “Spirit of Excellence” Award presented by Hormel Foods Corp. to suppliers for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the year. These suppliers are from a variety of areas, including contractors, pork procurement, provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation.
“The ‘Spirit of Excellence’ Awards recognize business partners that go above and beyond, making a positive impact on our business,” says Melanie Faust, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods, an Austin, Minn.-based multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded meat and food products. “It’s an honor to present these awards as a way to show our appreciation to these outstanding suppliers.”
Suppliers who qualified for the Spirit of Excellence Award maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. This score is determined by a universal measurement system to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.