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Suppliers

We understand the value of quality suppliers – the innovations, cost controls, and ideas you can bring to the table. Our business, and yours, can greatly benefit through a thriving, supportive business relationship.

 

We also work to maintain a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our markets worldwide. Since 1980, the John Deere Supplier Diversity program has established and nurtured relationships with diverse suppliers. Why is this important? A diverse group of suppliers brings a broader perspective to our business. A broader range of ideas and innovations, too. All this leads to better business for us … and our suppliers.

John Deere Supplier Diversity program

Diversity Qualifications

Since 1980, the John Deere Supplier Diversity program has established and nurtured relationships with diverse suppliers.

 

Diverse Supplier Classifications
To qualify as a diverse supplier, your business must meet a Supplier Diversity Classification as defined by Small Business Association (SBA), National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), or Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Independent third party certification may be required.

 

Commodity List
We currently seek diverse suppliers for a number of direct and indirect commodities. See the full commodity listing.

Enter the Supply Chain

Recognized Certification Agencies
Current list of agencies that certify small and diverse businesses.
See the full list.

 

Supplier Connection (Powered by IBM)
We proudly support Supplier Connection, a free, Web-based portal that allows small businesses to more easily apply to become suppliers to large companies.
Learn about eligibility and enrollment requirements.

 

Prospective Suppliers
See the Supply Network for more information regarding eligibility and profile submission.

Supplier Excellence

Categories for annual diverse supplier recognition

 

  • Small Business including;
    • Disadvantaged
    • HUBZone
    • Service Disabled Veteran
    • Women
    • Veteran
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

 

Deere employees nominate suppliers for consideration based on key criteria.

Supporting Supplier Connection

Supplier Connection

With the goal of fueling economic growth and job creation, Supplier Connection allows small businesses to more easily apply to become suppliers to large companies.

Read more about this resource.