For the seventh year in a row, the Production Division at Chinook Enterprises has earned a Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). This is a big deal. There are only several hundred suppliers worldwide who meet the criteria to earn this level of achievement. It is not easy to do.
How is a BPEA earned? Boeing keeps an intricate account of ‘escapes’ and on-time deliveries. If a supplier meets nearly perfect standards, they could earn a BPEA for the year. A single mistake on one part, or failure to deliver one order on time, could be the difference between winning an award and being passed over.
According to Boeing’s award documentation and recent press release, “In 2017, Boeing spent almost $60 billion with nearly 13,000 suppliers from all 50 U.S. states and 57 countries. Supplier-provided components, services and engineering support make up approximately 65 percent of the cost of Boeing products. The Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) is an annual program to recognize superior performance as measured in Enterprise Supplier Performance Measurement (ESPM) system. ”
Boeing celebrates contractors who meet these high standards in quality and on-time delivery with a ceremony every year. This year, Rob Martin, President, and Tom Williams, Production Division Manager, drove to Portland to receive award accolades for Chinook’s achievement.