Georgia Tech Honored by Boeing for Performance Excellence

The Georgia Institute of Technology received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the awards annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

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Georgia Tech maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2012, and was one of only 441 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

The Boeing Performance Excellence Award team noted that “performance excellence is fundamental to the success of both our (organizations). Boeing extends its sincere congratulations to the employees (of Georgia Tech) for demonstrating their dedication to the high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy.”

Last year, Georgia Tech was named one of 16 recipients of Boeing’s 2011 Supplier of the Year Award. Boeing supports a variety of research activities at Georgia Tech related to manufacturing technologies, such as control and control systems on cranes, mobile platforms and robotics for moving parts in a factory environment, and active flow control for wing tips, noted Shreyes Melkote, associate director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and Morris M. Bryan Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

“We are quite pleased and honored to receive the 2012 Performance Excellence Award in the Supplier Management Division,” Melkote said. “Our faculty and research staff at Georgia Tech will continue to excel in conducting transformative research and developing tools, processes and products to address critical manufacturing issues to meet our customer’s needs and be competitive in the global economy, which is vital to the manufacturing base in the U.S.”

For more information on the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, visit http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/doingbiz/supplier_portal/bpea.html