FORT BELVOIR, Virginia, July 27, 2016 —
Today the Defense Logistics Agency announced its top performing industry partners for fiscal year 2015 as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program.
The SSIP is an extension of the Department’s Better Buying Power initiative and is designed to incentivize contractor performance by identifying suppliers with the highest rankings in areas such as performance, quality, and business relations.
"This program allows DLA to spotlight those companies that consistently perform well and deliver high quality products to our warfighters – they should be proud of this distinction,” said Matthew Beebe, head of DLA’s acquisition directorate. “We also hope it serves as a reminder to both industry and government personnel of the importance of having ongoing, open and honest dialogue about contractor performance."
DLA considered its top 150 parts and commodity suppliers with the highest spends within a particular supply chain that have done business with the agency over the past two years. To be eligible for consideration, companies – or their subsidiary business units – had to have DLA contracts with a proven record of performance, as well as an established rating in the federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System.
Of those considered, 42 companies were selected as DLA’s superior suppliers based on the last three years of CPARS ratings, with the most emphasis placed on recent performance. The selected companies represent all of DLA’s major supply chains, include nine small businesses, and collectively account for nearly $16.7 billion in DLA contract expenditures annually. Suppliers were categorized into three levels based on their performance and CPARS ratings: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
DLA’s superior suppliers for 2015 are listed in alphabetical order by performance level:
AmeriQual Group, LLC
AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation
Burlington Industries, LLC
Cardinal Health, Inc.
DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.
Herndon Products, Inc.
McRae Industries, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Peckham Vocational Industries, Inc.
Science Applications International Corporation
Source One Distributors, Inc.
Sterlingwear of Boston, Inc.
Tennier Industries, Inc.
US Foods, Inc.
The Wornick Company
AM General, LLC
American Apparel, Inc.
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office
Bethel Industries, Inc.
Federal Resources Supply Company
Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Propper International, Inc.
Theodor Wille Intertrade AG
Triumph Structures, Inc.
Veyance Technologies, Inc.
The Boeing Company
CPD Alaska, LLC
Foster Fuels, Inc.
General Electric Company
Michelin North America, Inc.
National Industries for the Blind
PPG Industries, Inc.
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Y. Hata and Company, Limited