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John Deere Supply Chain. For the past quarter Deeres long term partner and supplier of ten years, Complex Parts Inc. has not been achieving great results according to Deeres supplier evaluation team. This has become an issue and the team

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  • Submitted: 16/05/2012
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University Degree Management Studies

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Executive Summary

John Deere is an American based company out of Moline, Illinois currently trying to assess one of it's supplier company's performance. The company in question is Complex Parts Inc. who has been a supplier for Deere for the past ten years with annual sales to its Moline unit of approximately $3.5 million.

The issue in question comes after five members of an evaluation team discussed Complex Parts' performance over the past year. Although Complex Parts has been a long term supplier providing Deere with a key manufactured part requiring significant engineering and input testing, they have been noticed to have fallen behind with customer satisfaction.

Deere's AEP program has served as a grading base for the supplier and it seems they have fallen behind this past quarter. It is the team's intent to analyze the situation and to determine whether there is a need for a new supplier.

Despite Complex Parts' drop in its delivery rating this past quarter, it has also come to the attention of the evaluation group that the company is not fully responsible for the data. There seem

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