Redwood Shores, California (PressExposure) December 20, 2007 -- MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions today announced that Cummins (NYSE: CMI) has selected MetricStream as its enterprise wide platform for managing a wide range of operational quality and compliance initiatives. Cummins is a leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems, and engine-related component products serving customers in over 160 countries and territories. With $11.4 billion in revenue, Cummins is currently ranked 221 in the Fortune 500 list of companies.
The company will deploy the MetricStream solution to integrate quality management processes throughout its worldwide operations which includes more than 80 manufacturing sites as well as its worldwide customers and suppliers. Initially, the system will be utilized for managing product and process related non-conformances, for issue investigations and reporting, for managing controlled documents, for developing and executing corrective and preventive action (CAPA) plans and for ongoing compliance auditing. The system will also enable real-time analytics and trending on executive dashboards and reports for data driven decision-making.
In subsequent phases of deployment, the MetricStream solution will serve as the central system for managing business processes to comply with key industry standards and regulations including QS 9000, TS 16949, ISO 18000, OSHA, Six Sigma, ISO 14000 and Environmental Health and Safety.
"Our goal was to simplify the deployment of common approaches enabling us to focus on continuous improvement of our products and critical processes across the entire supply chain", said George Strodtbeck, Executive Director of Corporate Quality at Cummins. MetricStream's Enterprise Compliance Platform and its comprehensive suite of applications will offer us the enterprise-wide standardization capability that localized point-applications do not provide."
"The automotive manufacturing industry features a sharp focus on quality and a host of regulatory mandates and industry standards to comply with", said Carl McCauley , Vice President of Sales at MetricStream. "Cummins selection of MetricStream illustrates the value of our comprehensive and flexible offering for such environments. We look forward to working with Cummins and making this implementation a success."
About Cummins Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus , Indiana ( USA ), Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $715 million on sales of $11.4 billion in 2006. Press releases can be found on the Web at http://www.cummins.com or everytime.cummins.com.