John Deere recognizes Aceinna in its ‘supplier hall of fame’

May 20, 2020  - By

Aceinna logoAceinna was recognized as a partner-level supplier for 2019 and was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.

Aceinna is a supplier of high-performance inertial sensor modules to John Deere’s operation in Fargo, North Dakota, for autonomous navigation and positioning.

Hall of Fame status is given after a supplier attains a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

According to John Deere, “Aceinna has earned this award in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.” Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on Jan. 29 in Davenport, Iowa.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.

John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

“We are honored to be recognized by John Deere for our fifth straight year for the technical merits of our IMU (inertial measurement unit) and our focus on product quality and on time delivery,” said John Newton, vice president for inertial products. “This John Deere award further adds to the industry recognition that Aceinna has earned over the last couple of years, positioning us as one of the industry leaders and innovators in the autonomous vehicles navigation and positioning space.”

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.