Lear Corporation, a US-based global automotive technology leader in seating and e-systems, announced that the company has been named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honouring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards. This is the 19th time Lear has been named a GM Supplier of the Year.
During the event, GM recognised 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled as a live-event to be held in March but was postponed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019 calendar year.
As a winner in 2019, Lear’s Seating division exceeded GM’s targets for business performance and cultural priority metrics.
“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, global purchasing and supply chain, said in a press release.
“We also believe it’s important at this point in time to thank our entire supply base for their efforts the last few months to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19,” Amin said.
Not only have we been able to safely restart our manufacturing operations, our suppliers played a key role in assisting our initiatives to increase the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers to help save lives and keep communities safe.”
The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“As a company focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations, being chosen for this prestigious award from General Motors demonstrates our team’s inventive and results-focused culture,” Ray Scott, Lear’s president and CEO, said.