A Midwest Rubber (MWR) packaging machine customer recently conducted an On-Time to Need Date challenge. Out of 18 total suppliers that participated in the challenge, Midwest Rubber was named the winner. From January through July MWR’s on-time to need date performance was 94.87%. The challenge goal was to cut late parts in half and delivery 97.44% of all line items on-time to the need date. MWR exceeded the goal and achieved 97.80%. During the four month challenge, 28.07% of the line items ordered from MWR were requested at less than the standard lead time. Congratulations to MWR for the achievement.