IBS Introduces New Technology for Automotive Suppliers at AIAG Showcase
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IBS America, Inc.
125 Hartwell Ave.
Lexington, MA, 02421
Press release date: November 16, 2006
Leading compliance software provider demonstrates automated Web services that streamline supply chain management
LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 16 /-- IBS America, a leading provider of compliance management solutions essential to creating a "Culture of Compliance," yesterday demonstrated new capabilities that simplify the transfer of data between automotive suppliers and customers. The presentation was given at the Automotive Industry Action Group's (AIAG) first Enterprise Interoperability Showcase in Novi, Michigan.
The presentation, titled "eAPQP: Automating the Business Process," explained how the integration of technology improves supply chain management, particularly advanced product quality planning (APQP). The AIAG's eAPQP Work Group, headed by Cummins Engine, Inc., has worked for almost two years and has involved a consortium of vendors and suppliers, all of whom participate on a volunteer basis. With eAPQP, customers and suppliers can transfer important data electronically using a standards-based approach. IBS took audience members through the process, demonstrating a paper-free, vendor-neutral way to transfer a parts submission warrant.
"By introducing automated web services, automotive suppliers will see greater efficiency and lower costs," said Stephen Cummings, VP of Marketing, IBS America. "Suppliers will experience these benefits soon, as this technology is becoming a critical manufacturing requirement across the industry."
As a leading provider of compliance solutions to the automotive industry, IBS software helps customers achieve sustainable compliance with regulatory standards like ISO/TS 16949. In addition, IBS software facilitates the creation and tracking of all documents referenced in the AIAG guidelines for APQP.
This new capability was demonstrated using QSi System, IBS' client/server- based compliance management system. This software is also available as a hosted application for compliance management called QSi Now! at an annual per- user cost.
The AIAG is a globally recognized organization founded to help members cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that foster continuous improvement in the automotive industry. To learn more about this event, visit http://www.aiag.org/ .
About IBS IBS boasts more than twenty years of experience helping thousands of customers profitably produce and deliver products and services while overcoming ever-evolving business challenges. IBS provides the integrated software technology necessary to create a "Culture of Compliance" that cuts across corporate "silos" and instills confidence in the organization's ability to achieve compliance goals. IBS established its U.S. presence with the acquisition of Quality Systems International (QSI) in 2001. IBS America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of IBS AG, the leading provider of highly integrated software applications that enable businesses to achieve and maintain compliance with a wide range of industry standards and regulations.
CONTACT: Stephen Cummings of IBS America, +1-781-862-9002, email@example.com
Web site: http://www.aiag.org/