SQEP is Caterpillar’s operational excellence initiative that recognizes a supplier’s commitment to meet and sustain high-quality standards. SQEP incorporates industry-proven quality tools and system requirements, including ISO certification, supplier parts per million (PPM), on-time production part approval process (PPAP), statistical process control (SPC) on key characteristics, Six Sigma deployment, supplier capacity, and 96 percent on-time delivery to production and service.
These requirements ensure that suppliers achieve these high standards and deliver best-in-class performance.
“We strive for excellent customer service and operational efficiency in meeting the needs of our customers,” said Ed Auslander, LORD president and CEO. “Receiving a second certification from Caterpillar is an honor and we look forward to building on our partnership through this strong foundation.”