September 16, 2009
Lin Engineering Implements eSPC to Manage Supply Chain Quality
Motor Manufacturer uses InfinityQS enterprise quality system to reduce material and production costs
Chantilly, VA - September 17, 2009 - InfinityQS® International, the leading provider of real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, announced that the global step motor manufacturer, Lin Engineering, is implementing eSPC to manage continuous improvement efforts both internally and throughout the supply chain. The objective of the implementation is to reduce incoming and final inspection costs by improving supply chain visibility.
eSPC operates as a central quality hub that gives users a single point view of manufacturing process capabilities throughout the value chain, from supplier to finished product. The system identifies potential quality issues and sends real-time situational alarms that allow Lin Engineering to collaborate with suppliers as quality issues occur on the production floor. Using this system, Lin and its suppliers are reducing production costs by mitigating the risks associated with supply chain quality failures.
"eSPC gives Lin Engineering more flexibility and functionality than we were able to attain from our previous quality system," said Abdallah Samaha, manufacturing engineering manager at Lin Engineering. "The ability to analyze our suppliers' manufacturing processes in real-time allows us to alleviate any quality issues before products ship, saving time and money for both Lin and our suppliers."
"eSPC gives companies like Lin Engineering the opportunity to be proactive about supply chain quality issues and to collaborate more effectively with suppliers," said Michael A. Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS. "Having a better understanding of suppliers' manufacturing process performance not only improves overall product quality but also promotes on-time delivery while reducing total cycle time and total cost."
About Lin Engineering - The Step Motor Specialists
Lin Engineering, founded in 1987 by Ted Lin, began as a consulting company specializing in step motor applications. Over the years, Lin Engineering has continued to develop its capabilities in the areas of design engineering, manufacturing, and customer service. One of Lin Engineering's core values is innovation. Lin Engineering is constantly developing and implementing revolutionary methods of increasing motor performance and quality; Lin's dedicated engineers make this happen. For more information , visit the company's website at www.linengineering.com.