Manufacturers across a wide range of industries face many common challenges in their efforts to meet rising quality standards. The growing mix of complex products, global expansion of operations, and outsourcing require a new approach to quality management.
Many organizations are deploying either industry standard quality management methodologies such as Six Sigma and ISO 9000, or implementing other quality practices to reduce costs, shorten cycle times, and improve overall product and process quality. These standards center the organizational focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, and require a process-centric approach towards quality management and assurance. Many manufacturers have to comply with ISO 9000 or other quality mandates to continue to be a preferred supplier to their customers.
MetricStream offers the industry's most advanced and comprehensive suite of quality management solutions to automate quality, risk, and compliance management initiatives. Leading manufacturers in the food, apparel, sporting goods, agricultural products, chemicals, and other industries are using MetricStream solutions to maintain high quality standards in their delivered goods, reduce the costs associated with poor quality, and improve operational performance.
MetricStream solutions for corporate governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance enable manufacturing companies to make the shift from isolated compliance initiatives and departmental silos of risk-related information, to integrated enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance strategies.
Benefits of MetricStream Solutions
Quickens Time-to-Market: The solutions accelerate product development and time-to-market by providing real-time visibility into the quality management process and its key performance metrics.
Reduces Costs: The solution lowers internal and supplier-related costs of poor quality (COPQ) in the form of scrap, production downtime, product recalls and warranty costs, by building operational efficiencies in quality systems.
Improves Product Quality: Using the solution, manufacturers can proactively identify, track, and resolve quality issues by creating a transparent environment where decisions are based on hard facts and metrics.
Helps Ensure Compliance: The solution enables manufacturers to adopt an integrated approach to quality management that ensures compliance with industry standards, customer mandates, and internal policies.
Builds Customer Loyalty: Manufacturers improve customer retention and satisfaction by using the solution to rapidly and consistently resolve product quality issues reported by customers.