Caterpillar Names Lincoln Electric Outstanding Supplier

Sunday, June 1, 2008
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, received the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification according to the MQ11005 standard. Lincoln Electric, a Caterpillar-certified supplier since 1991, becomes the first welding-consumable manufacturer to receive the designation.

Caterpillar’s new certification program recognizes suppliers working toward zero defects in the manufacturing process. It combines third-party ISO 9001:2000 registration and full ISO/TS 16949:2002 compliance along with Caterpillar-unique elements taken from the new MP11005 principles. Only suppliers with a demonstrated history of success using Six Sigma are eligible for the certification.


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