IQS Sponsors the 2011 Aberdeen Closed Loop Quality Management Report

Creating visibility and reducing risk across the supply chain.

North Olmsted, OH, June 15, 2011 --( IQS has sponsored the recently published report on Closed Loop Quality Management. This year’s study is aimed at identifying how Best-in-Class manufacturers are defining and effectively ensuring closed loop quality management across the enterprise and the supply network.

The survey results show that the firms enjoying Best-in-Class performance shared several common characteristics. Best-in-Class companies are over twice as likely as Laggards to have an executive priority to improve enterprise quality management. Best-in-Class companies are over 90% more likely than Laggards to standardize on a single quality management system eliminating and harmonizing disparate point solutions across the enterprise. Best-in-Class companies are over 90% more likely than Laggards to establish change management processes for managing the transformation of business processes to include quality.

Aberdeen used the following for key performance criteria to distinguish Best-in-Class companies:

95% new product introductions
89% Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
25% increase in operating margin vs. corporate plan
98% on time and complete shipments

The report includes case studies of companies and also reveals the Best-in-Class steps to success. Readers can use this report to understand the lessons learned from Best-in-Class companies.

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by IQS. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit:

About IQS
IQS helps customers reduce risk and improve visibility among key aspects of business processes and performance. The IQS software model provides an enterprise-wide framework to manage compliance with multiple regulations, quality standards and compliance mandates. IQS' integrated data hub allows actionable insight into performance and risk related metrics. Leading companies across multiple industries are using IQS today to manage and improve key business processes assuring higher levels of quality compliance and risk management.

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Todd Roll