TRAVERSE CITY, MI – DaimlerChrysler Corp.’s Supplier Quality Improvement Process (SQIP) has improved parts-maker quality ratings by 56% over the last three years, Steve Walukas, vice president-worldwide supplier quality and product teams Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, says at the Management Briefing Seminars here. The program has involved 140 suppliers since 1999. On average, there are 20-25 suppliers involved in SQIP at any given time; a parts maker usually participates in SQIP for 18 months. “We ...

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