what our Quality Management System means to you.
“Hope is Not a Strategy”
​While often used to describe ​the marketing function, we believe this quote from Rick Page, former EVP of Dun & Bradstreet Software and management training authority, more importantly applies to your customer experience. Too often, we’re forced to make business decisions based on intangible benefits and promises, then keep our fingers crossed hoping these promises are upheld. This uncertainty can compromise even the best-laid strategy, and is no way to dependably run a business. With your business commitments, production quotas and reputation at stake, PP&S offers a better solution.

ISO 9001 Certification

While increasingly required of suppliers by many companies, our ISO-certified Quality Management System brings immense benefits to ALL our customers. It converts the otherwise intangible factors of your purchase decision into quantifiable, tangible evidence that’s rigorously reviewed by a quality authority as part of our annual certification. And we’ve been ISO-certified since 1999. So when we say that “quality” is the cornerstone of the PP&S brand – from supplying only the most reliable and trusted products, to consistently delivering responsive and reliable service – you can trust the integrity of that claim as part of your decision to partner with us.

This assurance of integrity extends from the purchase decision through all aspects of your service experience with PP&S. With customer satisfaction as the key goal of our Quality Management System, your input is a critical component of our evaluation process. Not only does our certification process assure a voice for your concerns, it guarantees any issues are corrected to your satisfaction, then prompts a full evaluation of the process from which it arose to eliminate this issue from our service delivery. And it doesn’t take a customer problem to motivate service improvement – we continuously and rigorously review and align our processes and systems to assure we’re providing superior value and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

How does the PP&S Quality process work?

Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System uses a metrics-based approach to achieving continuous improvement in everything we do. Customer dialogue and feedback is a critical component of our evaluation process, which includes regular reports summarizing performance ratings, providing process improvement and organization alignment insights and opportunities.

Our QMS framework incorporates key decision points and accountabilities for every phase of our service life cycle. We measure factors such as product quality and availability, on-time quotes and shipments, process effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Our ISO certification means that we’re in fact achieving up to 98% metrics in all areas of product and service delivery, and most importantly, the satisfaction our customers deserve.

If your company employs another quality system or criteria, we can also customize quality metrics and reporting to align with your specific standards.

Certified Trust

At PP&S, we take the trust you place in us very seriously. Our Quality Management Process demonstrates our level of commitment to maintaining that trust through responsiveness, reliability and consistency in every aspect of our business relationship. The rigorous standards and accountabilities we’ve chosen through ISO certification is your guarantee of a trustworthy and exceptional experience when you partner with PP&S.

Contact us – we welcome the opportunity to discuss our ISO process with you, and to demonstrate the value we can achieve for your firm.
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White paper:
Read about the history of the Quality Movement and link to additional resources

Thought leadership:
An inspiring conversation on process improvement at Harvard Business Review online