A global player in the tire and construction reinforcement as well as composite technologies markets, Kordsa, Incorporated manufactures and supplies nylon and polyester industrial yarns, fabrics, and single end cords for tire, mechanical rubber goods, webbing, rope, and cordage markets. It serves customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1950 and is based inΒ Chattanooga, Tennessee with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Thailand and Turkey.

Reinforcing 1 out of every 3 automobile tires and 2 out of every 3 aircraft tires in the world with its tire reinforcement technologies, Kordsa is now in a position to reinforce landing tracks of those aircrafts with its construction reinforcement technologies, and aircraft fuselage, engine and wings with its composite technologies.

QDMS: Quality, Risk and Compliance Management Software Deployment at a Manufacturing Plant in the State of Tennessee


Challenge

Quality was (and still is) an important part of Kordsa USA operating in Chattanooga Tennessee. Company was complying with varies standards and ISO is one of them. Compliance was taking place on office paper and varies office software products depends on a task or activity. Information was simply scattered in different departments and team members. Quality document management, customer complaint management, Corrective and Preventive Action and other compliance related tasks were being executed in different environment. The challenge was to have access to an integrated business platform that includes all the assignments, tasks and activities regarding ISO and regulation compliance processes.

Solution

QDMS: Quality, Risk and Compliance Management Software was deployed to address daily-basis and complex operational activities for compliance. The software is web based and is accessible anywhere as long as there is internet connection and a regular internet browser. QDMS solution provides a very flexible environment that can be further configured as needed to support the changing regulatory environment and increased sophistication of the user base as the industry continues to mature and consolidate.

Time to Implement

1 month once all data/requirements have been received

Result

  1. Increased efficiency in managing quality business operations
  2. Ability to accurately capture quality assurance data across all areas
  3. Provide an audit trail of quality assurance, compliance transactions and quality documents to increase accountability and effectiveness of staff
  4. Passing annual inspections of ISO and other regulatory inspections became much easier.