FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(Solumina SQA (Supplier Quality Assurance) paperless suite is being implemented by HARCO Laboratories, Inc. This closes the data-circle with Pratt and Whitney (a business unit of United Technology Company). HARCO currently uses Solumina SQA as a supplier to Pratt and Whitney and will now be deploying Solumina to a select group of HARCO suppliers during the initial roll out phase.)--iBASEt’s
“We assigned our quality engineer, Joseph Prezioso, to work with iBASEt’s services team to meet an aggressive 90 day deployment. Our goal is to start using Solumina SQA by the end of April this year”
Solumina SQA will provide real-time communication for HARCO with its suppliers to improve quality results and reduce cycle times. It will offer them the ability to query real-time supplier status, constraints, and history records for all processes and activities.
It was during the Solumina investigative stage, working with iBASEt representatives, that HARCO became aware of the diverse capabilities of the out-of-box package. “Initially, the primary focus was on eliminating bottlenecks in receiving inspection, handling smaller quantities of received goods to facilitate inventory reduction, and improving ‘just in time’ delivery of product,” commented Mike Milardo, President of HARCO Laboratories, Inc. The software package allows absolute control of the suppliers’ ability to ship only conforming product, alert HARCO to in-process issues and non-conformances prior to shipping. The supplier will have the ability to upload documents such as, but not limited to: photos, test data and First Article Inspection Reports. All of the aforementioned documents are then permanently archived for HARCO and easily retrievable.
“We assigned our quality engineer, Joseph Prezioso, to work with iBASEt’s services team to meet an aggressive 90 day deployment. Our goal is to start using Solumina SQA by the end of April this year,” continued Milardo. HARCO intends to incorporate added features, down the road, to gain additional productivity throughout the manufacturing facility.
iBASEt Vice President Michel Gadbois stated, “We are happy to see our vision of a fully integrated Quality-Supply-Chain come to life. We hope to build a network of 3,000 interconnected aerospace suppliers using AS-9100 Rev C processes at their core.”
iBASEt is a leading provider of software solutions to complex, highly regulated industries, like Aerospace and Defense, Medical Devices, Nuclear, Industrial Equipment, Electronics and Shipbuilding. iBASEt’s Solumina software streamlines and integrates Manufacturing Execution System and Operations Management (MES/MOM), Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Quality Management System (QMS) for operations and supplier management. Solumina is implemented by industry leaders, including BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, United Technologies and United Space Alliance.
About HARCO Laboratories, Inc.
HARCO Laboratories, Inc. is an award-winning designer, manufacturer, and international distributor in the aerospace field. They produce air data systems, gas turbine high temperature sensors, on–engine electrical cable assemblies, airframe electrical cable assemblies, and other advanced sensor products. Their greatest strength is their endless commitment to provide customers innovative high quality solutions. HARCO is committed to providing the highest quality at affordable rates.