Toyota honors top suppliers for quality, cost and delivery excellence


Oct 07, 2009

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), the U.S. manufacturing plant for Toyota lift trucks, has announced the winners of its annual Supplier of the Year Award. The Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) award is given to TIEM suppliers whose quality, cost and delivery exceed a 95% standard of excellence. This year, 13 winners were selected from more than 400 TIEM suppliers. 

Suppliers are evaluated based on a parts rejection rate (PPM= parts per million); their ability to meet cost reduction targets: and on-time delivery performance. All points are awarded based on a corresponding scale for the fiscal year. 

This year’s winners are:

  • Aisan Corporation of America
  • Aisin Drivetrain Inc.
  • MAC Machine and Metal Works Inc.
  • Commercial Fluid Power
  • Arvin Sango Inc.
  • Brillion Iron Works
  • US Tsubaki, Inc.
  • KYB America, LLC
  • Wayne Metals, LLC
  •  Julian Electric Inc.

In addition to the 10 recipients of the QCD Award, three suppliers received a Special Service Award for their kaizen and quality improvements.Wayne Metals, Toyota Tsusho America and Precision Hydraulic Cylinders were recognized in this category.

Award recipients were honored during a ceremony at the TIEM production facility in Columbus, Ind., at the annual Supplier Conference.