John Deere honors leading suppliers in service, quality and continuous improvement
ORBIS® Corporation, a global front-runner in reusable packaging, has been acknowledged as a partner-level supplier for 2022 within the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This recognition represents the pinnacle of supplier ratings from Deere & Company. The accolade awarded to the Oconomowoc-based firm signifies appreciation for its commitment to delivering top-notch products and services, alongside its dedication to ongoing enhancement. Company employees formally received the award in ceremonies held in April 2023. ORBIS aids John Deere by managing its reusable container network and delivering parts to its various locations.
“Remaining unwavering in our objective to deliver efficient, reliable, and sustainable packaging solutions that propel the supply chain is central to ORBIS,” said Don Schneider, national account manager at ORBIS Corporation. “This recognition testifies to the concerted effort and commitment of our entire team and reinforces our promise to constantly enhance our products and services for John Deere while maintaining exceptional quality. We take pride in being a part of John Deere’s supply chain and eagerly anticipate perpetuating our combined endeavors to foster mutual prosperity.”
The Achieving Excellence program involves an annual evaluation of suppliers across multiple pivotal performance sectors, including quality, delivery, alignment of processes, creation of value, and relationship. This program was established by John Deere Supply Management in 1991 as an evaluation and feedback mechanism for suppliers, fostering a culture of continual improvement.
ORBIS Corporation is steeped in over 170 years of experience in material handling and 65 years of breakthroughs in plastics. The corporation aids renowned clients in transporting their goods more safely, quickly, and economically with reusable pallets, totes, containers, racks, and dunnage. ORBIS adopts a distinct method where experts scrutinize the client’s systems, design a fitting solution, and implement a reusable packaging program aimed at yielding long-term cost reduction and fulfilling their sustainability goals and initiatives. By conducting life-cycle assessments of packaging to contrast reusable and single-use options, ORBIS supports clients in realizing cost savings over a longer term while curbing their overall environmental footprint.
As a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation—one of the oldest family-owned manufacturing companies in the United States—ORBIS champions sustainability and is devoted to enhancing the world for future generations. With its headquarters in Oconomowoc, ORBIS employs over 3,100 staff members and operates nearly 50 locations across North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com.