Lauren Manufacturing Receives CATERPILLAR’S Platinum AwardDecember 2nd, 2013 by DWM Magazine
Lauren Manufacturing has earned Caterpillar‘s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Platinum Award. For more than 20 years, Lauren Manufacturing has supplied various parts to Caterpillar, such as backer seals, engine and transmission seals and door and window seals.
Caterpillar’s SQEP program puts significant emphasis on supplier performance excellence to generate a group of preferred suppliers. The prestigious award is made available only to Caterpillar suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting stringent performance criteria required in areas such as quality, delivery and process control.
Lauren continually reviews its processes and performance to deliver superior service to its customers. Through continuous improvement efforts, Lauren earned the bronze award in 2011, the silver in 2012 and skipped the gold in 2013 to receive the platinum award. Only a small portion of Caterpillar’s highest-performing suppliers has managed to meet the platinum-level requirements for process capability, quality, continuous improvement and delivery.
According to Ron Felgenhauer, director of international business, “SQEP is extremely rigorous and requires Lauren to demonstrate process control capability and discipline in driving continuous improvement and commitment to 100 percent on-time delivery to more than 10 Caterpillar locations around the world. Achieving SQEP certification is a measure of our employees’ absolute commitment to achieving world-class performance as required by our global customers.”