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.
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    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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