EMNS, Inc. Provides GSQA® Supply Chain Visibility

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GSQA provides quality assurance visibility in multi-tier supply chains.

EMNS, Inc. (http://www.gsqa.com), a leader in supplier quality management solutions, announces the availability of new GSQA functionality for self-propagating, web-based definition of multi-tier supply chains. This capability provides companies enhanced visibility of suppliers and sub-suppliers upstream in their supply chains.

Many companies struggle with the genealogy of materials in their supply chains. At times, the true origin of raw materials, as well as the conditions under which they are produced is obscured. Sustainability and social responsibility initiatives have increased the questions that arise as to where does this or that ingredient/part come from, by what path, and touched by whom? No longer is a finished product’s characteristics the only quality assessment. Procurement professionals and consumers are asking, “What’s inside and where did it come from?”

GSQA enables full inbound supply chain mapping. Company managers can visualize and navigate the complex network connecting tiered suppliers to enterprise facilities. For example, visibility of suppliers is available from chickens, to eggs, processed eggs, bake mix, to finished cake for sale, or from IC chip, to PCB board, electronic sub-system, navigation product, to aircraft tail number. With GSQA all tiers can be connected over the web and securely protected, but accessible from anywhere via a major browser and valid access privileges.

With this new capability in GSQA, suppliers “onboard” their sub-suppliers easily and propagate the definition back in the supply chain until the last supplier identifies the origin: a foundry, a pasture, a mine, or an ocean. Sophisticated queries are available for asking “who and where are the suppliers of our eggs in Guatemala during last summer’s outbreak of salmonella?”, or “Where do the chips come from that are in our navigation assemblies for the USAF?”

The requirement to monitor and track pertinent quality metrics throughout a global supply chain for product safety prompted this GSQA deployment. Manual methods were too inefficient and costly to protect this global company from risky suppliers and non-conforming materials. Poor-performing material quality can cause significant productivity losses, higher administrative costs, as well as potentially effecting slippage of our customers’ brand equity.

“We are delighted that GSQA is able to raise the bar of quality awareness for companies unable to manage the extensive reach of their supply chains,” says William Benda, CEO of EMNS, Inc. “Implementing supplier quality management systems for visibility enables companies to easily map their supply chains and then move to traceability for risk-based materials’ validation. Quality assurance up and down their external manufacturing processes and suppliers ultimately protects our customers’ product brands by preventing non-compliant material from contaminating their manufacturing processes. GSQA simplifies capturing this mission critical information and alerting operational personnel before their production processes become compromised by out of compliance material.”

About EMNS, Inc.:

For over a decade, EMNS, Inc. has been a leading provider of quality solutions used in over seventy countries. EMNS delivers GSQA in SaaS architecture from its newly built, state-of-the-art data center. This supplies our Fortune 1000 customers’ operations, procurement and quality departments with actionable business intelligence, while supporting regulatory compliance. GSQA’s multi-language, global data management increases quality visibility across manufacturer’s plants and their supply bases. The result is improved supplier performance, less material variability, leading to increased productivity, consistent quality and safety of finished goods.

For additional information, visit http://www.gsqa.com or call 1-866-GET-GSQA (1-866-438-4772)

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