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Boeing Honors BAE Systems as Supplier of the Year

Boeing Honors BAE Systems as Supplier of the Year
Boeing honored BAE Systems on Wednesday evening for its exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s overall success during 2011.

BAE Systems was one of 14 companies and two universities to receive a Boeing Supplier of the Year Award, presented during a ceremony at Chicago’s Field Museum.

 “In today’s challenging business environment, an agile supply chain that continuously delivers excellent performance is critical,” said Jack House, vice president of Supplier Management for Boeing Defense, Space and Security and leader of Boeing’s companywide Supplier Management program. “These partners have demonstrated outstanding commitment to providing our customers with the best-value, highest-quality products and services, while meeting the customers’ requirements and anticipating their needs for the future.”

 Boeing annually purchases more than $50 billion in goods and services from a global network of more than 28,000 suppliers that collectively employ more than 1.2 million people.

 "BAE Systems' relationship with Boeing has evolved over the last six decades, from developing the first weapon control for the F-4 aircraft to providing avionics and control subsystems for commercial and military Boeing aircraft, and we’re thrilled to receive the Supplier of the Year award," said James Garceau, vice president and deputy general manager of Communications and Control Solutions for BAE Systems. "We are especially proud of being recognized this year given the significant impact to our facility during last year’s flood. It is truly a testament to the resilience and dedication of our workforce."

The selection of the winning suppliers is based on statistical measurements of quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, cost and their ability to anticipate and respond to changing customer requirements.

 "We are thrilled to receive the Supplier of the Year Award from Boeing, and are honored to be recognized for our performance in support of Boeing’s programs.” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Commercial Aircraft Solutions for BAE Systems.

 BAE Systems was honored in the category of Pathfinder, which recognizes outstanding efforts and/or performance improvements during the year.  

Issued by: Boeing