Military honors Michelin for logistics performance

Sept. 9, 2009
The US Military’s Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) has awarded Michelin North America two additional Best Value Awards for logistics performance in supplying aircraft and ground tires to all four branches of the US military.

The US Military’s Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) has awarded Michelin North America two additional Best Value Awards for logistics performance in supplying aircraft and ground tires to all four branches of the US military.

Out of more than 7,000 military parts suppliers, Michelin was among only 83 companies recognized for meeting performance requirements in the Automated Best Value System (ABVS). These are the third and fourth Best Value Awards the company has received for performance on tire logistics contracts.

Michelin Aircraft Tire Co won a silver award for its supply of aircraft tires with a score of 99.5 out of 100, and Michelin Americas Truck Tires won a bronze award for supplying ground tires with a score of 98.0. The ABVS is a computerized system that collects a vendor’s past performance and quality data and translates it into a numeric score ranging from zero to a perfect 100. To qualify for a gold medal, a vendor must have a score of 100. To help carry out terms of the logistics contracts, Michelin has partnered with Lockheed Martin for aircraft tires and Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) for ground tires.

As a result of the Tire Privatization Initiative of 2005, Michelin was awarded two competitively bid contracts to procure, store, and distribute tires to the US military. Under the terms of these contracts, Michelin supplies tires for various types of ground vehicles as well as specific aircraft tires used in military service. In order to maintain the military’s tire industrial base, Michelin sources the majority of these tires from other tire manufacturers.

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