- The North American leader for foodservice plastic disposables has chosen GSQA to help it ensure the quality and safety that the food service industry has come to rely on. They are a 50 year old manufacturer that employs 300 people and has been first in Food Safety Innovations that protects the end-user from costly outbreaks of food contamination. The company has flourished by providing products which protect against infectious diseases transmitted by hand contact, and by retaining its industry leading ability to develop new lines of food saving and time saving food storage and food handling bags, and other products.
In recent years, the company has become a significant importer of Latex and Poly Vinyl gloves, aprons and other polyethylene products. This move has allowed the company to focus on its core manufacturing strengths but required them to find innovative ways to monitor and communicate with their partners in China and other countries. After an extensive search, GSQA was the solution that offered them the global reach and flexibility to connect their global supply chain and satisfy the independent representatives across the US. who sell their 200+ products to about 2,000 North American food service providers, and other businesses and institutions.
- A leading supplier of high quality sands for diverse applications was facing a difficult problem. The growth of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction in North America (fracking) was causing demand for their high-quality sand to explode as well. As shipments to major oil & gas service companies throughout North America multiplied, the need to produce detailed, accurate Certificates of Analysis (COAs) that met the precise specifications of customers anywhere in the country became unmanageable without hiring more staff.
Exhaustive research led them to GSQA and its unique ability to easily capture product test results and generate customer-specific COAs without the manual cut-and-paste formatting that took so much valuable time. Technicians at company mines will enter test results as soon as they're completed. GSQA combines that data to create unique COAs at the time of shipment for the customer who will be receiving one or more of the many varieties of sand products. GSQA verifies that the load will definitely meet customers specifications and emails the COA to everyone who needs to see it, all before the railcar(s) have left the yard.
- A Tier-2 automotive supplier of complex, critical assemblies, such as sunroofs and bumpers, for one of the world's top-ranked automotive brands needed a better way to connect with their suppliers and track their performance. With several hundred suppliers in multiple countries it was becoming impossible for the quality team to keep up with corrective action requests and generate supplier scorecards on a timely basis. They wanted an affordable, web-based supplier quality assurance solution similar to those used by the large OEMs. After a 2-year research and evaluation process, GSQA was selected due to its long history of secure, successful operations and fit for their inbound supply chain QA processes.
The ability to automate supplier communications with an easy-to-use interface that requires little or no training was also very important. Many of the company's suppliers are small organizations who do not have elaborate internal systems, or IT staff, to support a complicated new application. GSQA was perfect because no additional hardware or software is required, and it makes sure that every user sees only the data and functions that they need to do their job.
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