Sanmina Completes TL9000 Certification of All North American EMS Manufacturing Operations
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading electronics contract manufacturer, today announced that it has completed TL9000 certification of all 22 North American EMS manufacturing operations, by National Quality Assurance, USA (NQA, USA). The recommendation for certification was made by NQA after an extensive multi-site audit lasting over 30 audit days. Sanmina is the first tier one EMS company to complete TL9000 certification of all it's North American manufacturing operations. Sanmina now has a combined total of 38 EMS, PWB, cable and enclosure operations TL9000 certified. "TL9000 certification reinforces Sanmina's commitment to quality. The management team has worked very hard to make sure that quality is a priority and that we have a globally consistent quality system as demonstrated by corporate wide certification in the highest of standards by the telecommunications industry," said Sudarshan Bahl, Vice President, EMS Corporate Quality. "Sanmina has been committed to its customers for 21 years to meet and exceed various international and industry specific quality standards and will continue to provided unparalleled focus on customer service, reliability, flexibility and value," concluded Bahl. "Globalization of the telecommunications industry is one of the forces driving the need to apply TL9000, a common set of quality requirements, throughout the supply chain. We believe our corporate commitment to engineering, operational and service excellence provides us with a strategic advantage as we expand our global footprint to better serve our telecommunications customers," said Hari Pillai, Executive Vice President, EMS operations. TL9000 certification was established in 1996 by a group of leading telecommunication service providers in an effort to create a consistent set of global quality standards that would apply to the telecommunications industry. The goal of TL9000 is to foster quality system requirements for the design, development, production, delivery, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications products and services for more than 10,000 telecommunications suppliers worldwide. As opposed to ISO9000, a quality management system designed to create an international quality assurance management standard to cover all industries, TL9000 covers the telecommunications industry. Additional requirements for TL9000 certification include, but not limited to, concentration on planning, requirements on customer satisfaction, quality improvement, customer supplier communication, product life-cycle model, comprehensive metrics for performance measures, and emphasis on the use of data to drive action. About Sanmina Founded in 1980, Sanmina Corporation (www.sanmina.com) provides a cost-efficient, design and manufacturing solution to the world's leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the communications, medical, industrial instrumentation, and high-end computer sectors. Sanmina's end-to-end solution includes design engineering and product development, new product introduction, global materials management, PCB and backplane fabrication and assembly, custom memory and DSP modules, enclosure systems, cable assembly, complete system integration and test, global order fulfillment and distribution, and end-of-life product services. OEMs benefit from this model by dealing with a single-source supply-chain and global supply-base, which helps them achieve cost efficiencies in material acquisition as well as flexibility to reduce lead times. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X34332058
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