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Quality Management

The following section describes quality management solutions available from third-party vendors.

IQS, Inc.

Product Name: IQSASP.com

Product Category: Quality Management

Contact Name: Sales Manager

Contact Phone: (440) 333-1344

Contact E-mail: sales@iqs.com

Web Page: http://www.iqsasp.com

IQSASP.com is a proven ASP application designed to be your single solution for ISO/QS-9000. Integrates with ERP systems to provide a world-class system solution. This ISO 9000/QS-9000 software includes: document control, inspection, SPC, skip-lot, GR&R, preventive maintenance, PPAP, APQP, FMEAs, control plans, nonconformances, corrective actions, supplier ratings training, skills, audits, quality cost, and more. IQSASP.com saves upfront software or hardware purchase, for a small monthly fee.

Product Name: IQS Smart Forms

Product Category: Quality Management

Contact Name: Sales Manager

Contact Phone: (440) 333-1344

Contact E-mail: sales@iqs.com

Web Page: http://www.ibmplace.ihost.com

IQS and IBM are offering a Web-based solution to automate the complex and rapidly evolving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) functions. The automation of these processes, coupled with real-time collaboration, will transform the industry by dramatically improving existing processes for both suppliers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) through shortened time-to-market, increased focus on core competencies, global synchronization, elimination of non–value-added tasks, and risk reduction.

The real opportunity is for an entire supply chain to implement the same quality process via the Web through an e-sourcing software application for a low monthly fee. Using a common infrastructure allows the OEM, or large supplier, rapid deployment of new modifications or additions to the quality process. It also saves the cost of replication of the infrastructure for each company in the chain. This monthly fee will be low enough to encourage usage and provide a quick return on investment.

Pilgrim Software

Product Name: Quality and Manufacturing Integrated System (Q&MIS)

Product Category: Quality Management Software

Contact E-mail: sales@pilgrim-software.com

Web Page: http://www.pilgrimsoftware.com

Pilgrim Software's Quality and Manufacturing Integrated System (Q&MIS) is designed to help manufacturing organizations manage quality and improve business processes. The Q&MIS suite automates all aspects of quality management and can help manufacturers meet strict industry standards including ISO 9000, QS-9000, AS9000, TL 9000, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, cGMP, and FAA standards.

Pilgrim's Q&MIS suite seamlessly integrates with Oracle's ERP applications to ensure that quality practices become a vital part of a company's manufacturing operations. Through this integration, the two systems can share key data to eliminate redundant data entry and human error.

TIP Technologies, Inc.

Product Name: TIPQA—Enterprise Quality Assurance for Oracle Applications

Product Category: Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Enterprise Quality Assurance

Contact Name: Mike Miller, Product Manager

Contact Phone: (262) 781-1211 x102

Contact E-mail: sales@tiptech.com

Web Page: http://www.tiptech.com

TIPQA—Enterprise Quality Assurance for Oracle Applications provides seamless integration with Oracle Manufacturing. TIPQA is designed specifically for manufacturers of complex products that include Aerospace & Defense, Medical Devices, Complex Manufacturing, and Government Regulated Products. TIPQA is a true COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) solution that integrates with Oracle Manufacturing to provide "paperless" online visibility and traceability enterprise-wide.

TIPQA supports ISO/AS/QS Standards, Six Sigma, Mil Spec Requirements, and FDA 21 CFR Part 11. TIPQA is comprised of the following integrated modules: Receiving Inspection, Nonconformance, Corrective Action, Supplier Rating, Audit Module, In-Process Inspection, Serialized Test & Inspection, Gage & Tool Tracking, Statistical Process Control, Access & Security Control. TIPQA follows all Oracle's rules for data integrity and is certified under Oracle's Cooperative Applications Initiative.

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