DTNA announces 2017 Masters of Quality winners

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Tuesday announced the 40 recipients of its 2017 Masters of Quality Supplier award. The award recognizes the top quality components and services suppliers to Freightliner Trucks and Western Star.

DTNA states the annual program recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores based on their quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a Balanced Scorecard basis. These suppliers are demonstrating their support to DTNA by continuously improving the quality of their products, the company adds.

“Now in our 31st year, the Masters of Quality Supplier award recognizes the partners who provide our company with critical components and services that contribute to our overall success,” says Carsten Kirchholtes, general manager, Supply Chain Management and International Trade Compliance at DTNA. “We are proud of our industry-leading products and innovations, and our suppliers’ commitment to excellence is essential.”

Sung Lee, general manager, Operations Planning and Quality Management at DTNA, adds, “All of our suppliers are integral to DTNA continuing the highest level of manufacturing quality and efficiency. We’re pleased not only to maintain many long-term Masters of Quality partners, but also to recognize several new suppliers who have earned this award, and who share our dedication to excellence.”

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