Hormel Foods Corporation recently awarded 89 suppliers with a 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year. These suppliers are from a variety of areas including contractors, pork procurement, provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation.
“The suppliers that have earned our Spirit of Excellence Award truly go above and beyond in helping us produce high-quality products for consumers around the world,” said Curtis Southard, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods. “We are proud to partner with these outstanding suppliers and congratulate them on this achievement.”
Suppliers that qualified for the Spirit of Excellence Award maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. This score is determined by a universal measurement system that began in 1990 to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.
For a list of suppliers who received a 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award, click here.