Applied Materials is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Intel as a 2016 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award winner.
The PQS award celebrates exceptional, persistent performance and the continuous pursuit of excellence. Suppliers have exceeded expectations and performance goals in quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems, and environmental sustainability.
“We’re pleased to recognize Applied Materials as a Preferred Quality Supplier,” said Jacklyn Sturm, Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manager of Global Supply Management at Intel. “The focus and dedication of our award winners to meet the highest quality standards is second to none. Intel works with thousands of suppliers around the world, and these select few suppliers have demonstrated leading-edge performance, making it possible for Intel to achieve the innovations of tomorrow.”
The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program, which encourages Intel’s key suppliers to strive for best-in-class levels of excellence and continuous improvement. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.
To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must exceed high expectations and uncompromising performance goals while scoring at least 80 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging continuous improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems.