Dana Unit Releases Real-Time Quality Tracking System to Suppliers
Dec 13, 2001
OTTAWA LAKE, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) Traction Technologies Group announced today that it has developed a web-based portal solution that provides real-time global measurements for tracking quality initiatives. The software was presented during Dana's Traction Technologies supplier conference, held at the company's Technical Resource Park in Ottawa Lake, Mich. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) The system provides direct web access by customers and suppliers with immediate notification and resolution of supplier issues. Capabilities include the ability for suppliers to globally access their Parts Per Million (PPMs), Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs), improvement plans, and other quality measurements on a real-time basis. Full utilization of the global portal software is expected in about one month by all Traction Technologies Group suppliers. The software could eventually be rolled out to suppliers of other Dana operations. "We are excited to share this opportunity with our suppliers," said Ismael Melgar, president of the Traction Technologies Group. "By developing the ability to track quality in real time, we are capable of detecting and correcting potential problems, which ensures the safety of our products." Added Melgar, "With technology progressing so rapidly it is important to have procedures and measurements in place that afford us the opportunity to transform more quickly than the pace of technology." Dana's Traction Technologies Group consists of 25 manufacturing, assembly, and research facilities in 16 countries. The group encompasses a wide variety of traction-oriented solutions -- from individual components to the gearless technologies of tomorrow. Its operations span six continents and are strategically located to efficiently address the evolving demands of light- vehicle OEMs. Dana's Traction Technologies Group has 25 manufacturing, assembly, and research facilities in 16 countries supporting a global customer base. It is part of Dana's Automotive Systems Group, a leading provider of under-the- vehicle integration technology designed to improve overall vehicle handling, performance, and comfort. The group offers advanced drivetrain torque and traction technologies, chassis design solutions, advanced modularity concepts, complete integrated systems engineering, and program and logistics management. Its products include Dana Spicer(R) axles, drivelines, and structural products; GETRAG(R) differentials, PTUs, and transaxles; Tremec(R) transmissions; Nakata(R) steering and suspension systems; and FTE(R) brake and clutch actuation systems. Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 330 major facilities in 34 countries and employs approximately 75,000 people. The company reported sales of $12.3 billion in 2000. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .
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