March 23, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) andQuality Management solutions, today announced that Wyman-Gordon, a leading manufacturer in the aerospace industry based in Worcester has gone live with the MetricStream solution for supporting critical business processes for quality management, operational performance and continuous improvement. The MetricStream solution will enable Wyman-Gordon to streamline their non-conformance reporting, defect tracking, disposition and rework, root cause analysis, and corrective action processes across its manufacturing sites.
A division of Precision Castparts Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, Wyman-Gordon is a major producer of forgings for the aerospace industry and industrial gas turbine manufacturers. As a supplier to several large corporations such as The Boeing Company, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Northrop-Grumman, Rolls-Royce and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Wyman-Gordon follows stringent manufacturing quality processes and compliance requirements to ensure that its products meet the highest standards in the industry. "Managing quality processes effectively is a critical requirement for achieving our performance goals. We were looking for an integrated system using which we can identify, document, and track quality issues and ensure processes compliance," said Sebastien Bordron, Wyman-Gordon IT Manager and project sponsor.
"We chose MetricStream because its solutions are industry-proven with best practices that are pre-built into the solution. We also leveraged the solution's flexibility and configured it for our specific needs," he explained. "The software will help us be more efficient in our processes and through its integrated dashboard and reporting capabilities, provide us with clear visibility into product quality trends which will eventually lead to better decision-making."
"The project implementation was smooth and the MetricStream project team members have been very responsive to our needs," states Bordron.
Aerospace is a complex, sophisticated and precision-oriented industry. MetricStream solutions enable companies like Wyman-Gordon to embrace industry standard quality management methodologies such as AS9000, ISO 9000 and Six Sigma to reduce costs, shorten cycle times and improve overall product quality and process performance. In addition, MetricStream's platform-based solutions for risk, compliance and enable manufacturing companies to make the shift from isolated compliance initiatives and departmental silos of process-related information to an integrated enterprise-wide compliance and quality strategy. Additionally, MetricStream's integration, collaboration and workflow capabilities improve linkages between manufacturing data in different systems and enable seamless communication and performance reporting across the manufacturing value chain.
"By making this transition, we have integrated multiple systems, replaced some of our legacy applications and consolidated quality processes on a common web-based platform across our manufacturing sites," observed Sebastien Bordron.
"Today's market dynamics require companies to improve their business processes to be able to bring products to market faster and more efficiently and continually drive business performance," said Carl McCauley, Vice President of Sales at MetricStream. "By selecting MetricStream and investing in a best-of-breed solution and a platform for their quality and compliance processes, Wyman-Gordon has built a foundation for long-term success in the marketplace."
MetricStream is a market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions. MetricStream solutions are used by leading global corporations in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management programs, quality management processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and other corporate governance initiatives. MetricStream’s customers include Procter & Gamble, UBS, Societe Generale, Pfizer, Philips, Cummins, Kellogg’s, Mondelez International, SanDisk, and NetApp. MetricStream also owns and operates the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal - the largest GRC advisory network and one of the largest GRC communities. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA (www.metricstream.com).