General Motors today recognized its top global partners through its 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award include 122 suppliers representing 16 countries, with more than a dozen first-time winners. Additionally, 26 companies representing eight countries earned GM’s coveted Overdrive Award.
The Supplier of the Year recognition is for performance in the 2020 calendar year. The awards highlight global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry.
“As GM works to achieve a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers around the world as partners in this mission,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
“Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have showed resilience and dedication in working toward our shared goal of long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve while meeting our present needs,” Amin said. “We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”
First presented in 2012, the Overdrive Award is a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement within the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities, including sustainable value streams, total enterprise cost and profitability, safety, launch excellence, accelerating innovation and nurturing relationships.
The 2020 Supplier of the Year and Overdrive Award winners were selected by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics leaders. Winners were chosen based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
This year’s award recipients include six minority-owned enterprises recognized as a Supplier of the Year and four minority-owned enterprises that earned GM’s Overdrive Award. GM was the first automotive OEM to establish a supplier diversity program in 1968. Since then, GM has spent more than $100 billion with Tier 1 diverse suppliers.