John Deere and Complex Parts, Inc.
Hire Writer It seems to me that the main ethical issue is in the letter that was sent to suppliers on July 5th. The implicit threat that business with suppliers would be cancelled if the cost demands were not met is not consistent with the type of relationship that Jeff had built with his suppliers, based on honestly, integrity, and hard work.
In addition, Billing Equipment was asking for previously agreed upon contracts to be re-opened and re-negotiated in order to make the price cuts, essentially going back on their own word. The General Manager should have involved the suppliers and been more open with them on the need to reduce overall costs for the product line.
As the case pointed out, in essence, the suppliers that complied and tried to work with the company were punished by being asked to cut prices even more. Consider and discuss other criteria to include in the analysis. I think that overall this is a very good program. It encourages suppliers to work with John Deere and collaborate to improve cost, quality, and timeliness of delivery.
It includes some objective ratings that can directly measure supplier performance, and could be used to help identify areas of improvement. Some of its weakness are subjectivity, that it has no concern for what is good for supplier, and may have a difficult entry level since you only receive training if you rate highly in the system.
Subjective metrics like the Wavelength and Technical criteria are more difficult to measure accurately. Subjective measures leave things open to interpretation. Personal bias or even misunderstanding can result in an artificially low or high rating in a subjective measurement.
The criteria would need to be very clearly defined. Suppliers that rate highly do get additional John Deere training, but even that is in the best interests of the John Deere Company. While John Deere is a reputable company, and desirable to do business with, the main reward for performance excellence in the AEP program is a plaque, maybe a banquet, and more John Deere training.
The program almost has a negative incentive for new suppliers. John Deere should have some kind of outreach training for new suppliers that wish to be partners, rather than just supplying additional training for expert suppliers. It could be seen as a program that keeps the elite at elite levels, but does not offer assistance to those newcomers that may need the assistance and expertise of John Deere to improve.
The case mentions some of the frustrations that John Deere experienced waiting for the return of quotes from Complex Parts. An unresponsive supplier can cause supply chain issues very quickly. Do you think Complex Parts has performed adequately over the past year?
Why or why not? Which of the Deere supplier assessment classifications should be assigned to Complex Parts? I think that Complex Parts has adequate performance over the past year as a whole, however some areas of concern have arisen, specifically concerning delivery and communication.
Their quality rating is very good, and until recently, their delivery rating was very good as well. Lately, an increasing number of deliveries had to be expedited, which costs John Deere money.
The case stated that it seems as though expediting delivery has become a weekly requirement.Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of John Deere’s Achieving Excellence Program. Consider and discuss other criteria to include in the analysis.
Having examined the criteria used by John Deere in its Achieving Excellence Program, I could say that the formula being used to determine quality rating is the best of all. John Deere and Complex Parts Inc. Question 1: Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of John Deere’s Achieving Excellence Program.
Consider and discuss other criteria to include in the analysis. Strengths of Achieving Excellence Program 1) Win/Win Situation One of the strength offered by this program is a promised Quality .
Strengths and Weaknesses of John Deere’s AEP John Deere’s Achieving Excellence Program is a strategy to them and their suppliers an advantage over other suppliers. The program evaluates suppliers in five areas: quality, delivery, cost management, wavelength and technical support.
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Consider and discuss other criteria to include in the analysis. 2. Do you think Complex Parts has performed adequately over the past year? Why or why not? Which of the Deere supplier assessment classifications should be assigned to Complex Parts?
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