Bridgestone South Africa

Bridgestone SA rated 100% World Class

Oct 25, 2008

Bridgestone South Africa's Brits Plant in North West Province has achieved a 100 per cent score in a global materials planning and logistics audit conducted by the Ford Motor Company. Bridgestone's score was a perfect 351 out of 351 and resulted in an A rating, which means the tyre company has far surpassed minimum standards and can be considered as world class.

"We"re very proud of this achievement and our world class team at Brits," said Johan Botha, Bridgestone South Africa's quality system's manager at the Brits Plant.

"Materials planning and logistics is a process that plays an increasingly important role in meeting the needs of our customers in today's competitive business environment. It is only through continuous improvement through the supply chain and adherence to global quality standards that we can ensure our customers" expectations are met," added Botha. "We

Materials planning and logistics is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, services and the related information from point of origin to point of consumption.

Photo caption:

The World Class team responsible for Bridgestone Brits Plant's perfect score of 100%, from left, quality systems manager Johan Botha, OE sales co-ordinator Sandy Hirst, quality engineering team leader Hilary Esterhuysen, laboratory team leader Melissa Papenfus, and logistics department manager Andre Bezuidenhout.

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