East Moline, IL – Aquent has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2011 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. In 2009 Aquent became the first supplier of IT Services to earn recognition as a John Deere Ten-Year Hall of Fame Supplier. Aquent continues to deliver this high level of performance receiving a twelfth consecutive Partner-level award for 2011. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Boston-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing services of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on February 15th in Davenport, Iowa.
“In Aquent, our core beliefs include the relentless pursuit of customer value. Our series of twelve consecutive Partner-level awards is evidence we take our core beliefs seriously. These awards are a tribute to the many Aquent employees who are critical to delivering the high level of performance John Deere expects,” said Dan Neff, President of IT Solutions, Aquent’s technology group.
Aquent is a supplier of technical services to the John Deere enterprise including staffing, projects & managed services in a wide variety of functional areas including supply management, marketing, order fulfillment, customer support and customer service.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in five key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
Aquent provides staffing, consulting, outsourcing and technology services to major corporations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Over the past 25 years Aquent has provided services to 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than two thirds of the Fortune 500. Aquent IT Solutions, Aquent’s technology group, specializes in developing mission critical web applications and business intelligence for manufacturing, financial services and marketing. For more information on Aquent IT Solutions, visit www.aquent-it-solutions.com.