Harris Battery Receives 10th Consecutive Spartan Chassis “SPARC Award” For Supplier Excellence.
Harris Battery received their 10th consecutive Award for Supplier Excellence at the 13th Annual Spartan Motor Supplier Conference “SPARC” Awards. The prestigious Diamond Award received by Harris Battery recognizes those top suppliers that score in the top one percent for on-time deliveries, accuracy in shipping and receiving, cost control, competitiveness, customer support and quality, defect-free products.
Spartan Motors hosted the awards ceremony at its annual supplier conference, held March 11, 2015 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Charlotte Michigan. The performance of Spartan Chassis Inc’s approved suppliers is continually assessed and evaluated by the Supplier Performance Action Review Committee (SPARC), which is a cross-functional team.
“The entire team at Harris Battery is very proud of this unmatched recognition, and we value the opportunity to work together with Spartan Chassis to achieve continuous supplier improvement. To achieve the SPARC Award for ten consecutive years is a tangible confirmation that we are achieving excellence though innovation, customer satisfaction and long lasting relationships,” -said Chris Harris, President of Harris Battery Company Inc.
As listed on the Spartan Chassis website, the SPARC awards began in 2002, and “Spartan Chassis, Inc. is committed to customer satisfaction and the highest level of personal service. We work closely with our suppliers to reach these goals. We strive to procure high quality products and services that are delivered on time to support daily operations, but are also innovative and add value to the Spartan Chassis’ product lines.” Spartan Chassis, Inc. is a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc.
Harris Battery supplies a wide range of quality battery products for Spartan Chassis Outdoor Recreation, RV, Emergency Response, Defense and Government Vehicles. Harris Battery has been serving the Industry for over 35 years, and is headquartered in Bolivar Ohio with six locations throughout the USA.
“Ten consecutive years of recognition for outstanding supplier performance and service is a testament to the will of our entire team. This level of success can only be achieved by a company of people working together united in the same common goals, beliefs and business practices. This calibre of service is what we strive to provide to each and every customer, every day. From logistics and delivery to warehousing and preparation, to accounting and purchasing – our entire team is invested in achieving this level of success.” – said Jim Howey, Regional Sales Manager MI, Harris Battery and Spartan Account Manager.
Image Credit: Spartan Chassis Inc. Left to Right:
- John Forbes, President DSV
- Lori Wade, CFO
- Jim Howey, Regional Sales Manager MI, Harris Battery Company
- Daryl Adams, President & CEO