Olympus NDT Selects MetricStream for Quality, Compliance and Audit
22 Mar 2012 14:53 490
MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that Olympus NDT Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial nondestructive testing and analytical instruments, has chosen MetricStream to automate and strengthen its Quality, Compliance and Audit Management System. MetricStream solutions will help Olympus NDT streamline and harmonize various quality, compliance and audit initiatives, including Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Management, Customer Complaint and Satisfaction Management, Supplier Audits, Non-conformance management, Equipment Management, Inspections Management, Document Management and Training Management.
Olympus NDT Corporation is a subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: medical and surgical products, life science imaging systems, industrial measurement and imaging instruments, and cameras and audio products. Olympus NDT is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative non-destructive testing and analytical instruments. Leading edge testing technologies include ultrasound, eddy current, and X-ray fluorescence & diffraction. In line with Olympus' commitment to quality management and corporate social responsibility, Olympus NDT has implemented a company-wide compliance program that is certified for ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
“Olympus NDT instruments play a critical role in certifying the quality and safety of products and infrastructure,” says Joe Welch, Vice President of Operations at Olympus NDT. “MetricStream will help us raise the bar of quality even higher by integrating multiple quality, compliance and audit processes across the supply-demand chain, and maximizing reliability and safety. We chose MetricStream solutions because of their rich, intuitive features, as well as their experience and domain knowledge in the high-tech manufacturing industry.”
“We are pleased to partner with Olympus NDT and look forward to making this implementation a success,” says Gaurav Kapoor, COO at MetricStream. “MetricStream solutions have strengthened quality, compliance and audit management processes at some of the largest manufacturing corporations especially in industries such as high tech, medical devices, precision engineering, electronics, semiconductors and computer hardware - where stringent quality, safety, reliability and compliance norms have to be met.”
Approximately 1,000 Olympus NDT users across multiple locations in the US and Canada will use these solutions offered via the MetricStream GRC Cloud.
MetricStream will provide Olympus NDT with a common platform to streamline and automate end-to-end quality, compliance and audit management workflows such as non-conformance recording and tracking, investigations, inspections, equipment management, training, corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) and issue remediation. The solution will also help the company ensure both top-level visibility and bottom-level accountability. Thus, quality, compliance and audit management tasks will be conducted independently downstream with the findings, results and reports rolling back upstream for corporate-level visibility. Simultaneously, training managers will be able to keep the training program on track and maintain records and reports as per compliance requirements.