Posted by: meikah | 25 June 2009 | 7:50 pm
Quality Magazine reports that MAG Industrial Automation Systems receives the Caterpillar Inc.‘s Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification or SQEP. The award is given to suppliers who demonstrate strong values and ethical principles and a commitment to Caterpillar’s objective to implement a culture for zero-defects among its supply base.
MAG Industrial Automation Systems is a machine tool and systems company. The provide Caterpillar Inc. with products that are of high quality. The reason is of course, the company has a solid Six Sigma program.
As part of a commitment to best practices, MAG has invested heavily in Six Sigma at all of their plants. The MAG Fond du Lac plant was initially invited by Caterpillar to participate in its Six Sigma program in 2002. All MAG employees receive Six Sigma training, and the company currently has eight Black Belts and 115 Green Belts. Through a series of Six Sigma and lean projects, the company worked to develop modular designs that would allow it to build products more quickly while still allowing for the customization that buyers sought.