Since its founding in 1995 by father and son Jim McKay and J. Michael McKay, SQA has pursued a vision of helping companies improve. Chaired by Jim McKay, who pioneered Supplier Quality Management services in the 70s, SQA is widely recognized as a key body of knowledge, a flexible global resource, and a proven solution provider for today's complex supply environments.
SQA leads in providing managed supplier quality services for audits, corrective actions, inspections and engineering to manufacturers within the healthcare, aerospace and high tech industries. We deliver our services by deploying associates located throughout the United States and in over 50 countries around the world. They are expert quality assurance professionals with broad experience and local knowledge. They put you on-site faster, eliminate travel budgets and work only when needed.
When our clients need to outsource their tactical supplier quality activities or have limited resources, they use SQA’s global, on- demand services. SQA removes the tactical burden of routine quality activities which, in turn, allows our clients to focus on more strategic initiatives.
By partnering with SQA, your company can project its presence into your critical supply partners, wherever they may be. Our approach is an innovative process that incorporates best practices from quality and manufacturing in a flexible, integrated, open system. We offer you increased visibility and control over your supply base.
SQA’s foundational concepts of quality manufacturing are integral to the SQA process. Process control, lean manufacturing, process capability, performance monitoring and other proven system management tools are embedded in our methods. In-built flexibility ensures your business processes are accommodated. This entire process is scalable to meet your current and future needs.
Through a secure website provided by SQA, you can keep apprised of current status of quality and risk within your supply chain. Supplier information and performance data are collected, collated, analyzed and reported through SQA’s process. They are provided to you in summary format so that you have current, valid information on your supply partners.
SQA aims to maximize the value-added time you invest in your supply partners and minimize the cost of supplier management.