The global automotive industry is characterized by intense competition, a sharp focus on cost, and regulatory oversight. The ongoing trend is towards global sourcing and distributed manufacturing/assembly operations. These factors are driving the need for an extensible and flexible quality management system that automates field-level tasks and provides real-time visibility into all aspects of quality management across global manufacturing facilities and supplier locations.
MetricStream offers the industry's most advanced and comprehensive suite of quality management solutions ideally suited to distributed manufacturing and outsourcing intensive environments. Leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers use MetricStream solutions to automate their internal quality control processes, ensure compliance with QS 9000 and TS 16949 standards and regulations, improve supplier quality performance, reduce warranties, and recall liabilities.
MetricStream solutions for corporate governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance enable automotive manufactures to shift from isolated compliance initiatives and departmental silos of risk-related information to integrated enterprise-wide GRC strategies.
Benefits of the Solution
Accelerates Time-to-Market: The MetricStream solution provides real-time visibility into the quality management process and its key performance metrics in order to accelerate product development and time-to-market.
Reduces Costs: Automotive manufacturers can lower the costs of poor quality (COPQ) in the form of scrap, production downtimes, product recalls and warranty costs by using the MetricStream solution to build operational efficiencies in quality systems.
Improves Product Quality: Issues can be proactively identified, tracked, and resolved by using the solution to create a transparent environment where decisions are based on hard facts and metrics.
Helps Ensure Compliance: The solution facilitates an integrated approach to quality management that helps manufacturers ensure compliance with industry standards, OEM mandates, and internal policies.
Builds Customer Loyalty: Manufacturers can protect revenue streams and brand image by using the solution to rapidly resolve product quality issues reported by customers, in a consistent and predictable manner.