SOURCE: TeamDCA

June 13, 2005 20:00 ET

Central States Distribution Earns ISO Certification in Only 90 Days!

TQMS Software & Guidance Critical to Speed and Success

DANVILLE, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2005 -- While it is typical for companies to take a year or more to establish business processes, systems and changes to become ISO certified, Central States Distribution Service, Inc., of Danville, Illinois, has achieved its certification in only 90 days!

ISO 9000 has become the international standard for quality management requirements in business-to-business dealings. ISO 9001:2000 defines requirements for an organization's Quality Management System ("QMS"), to provide warehousing customers the confidence that their supplier can consistently meet customer needs and expectations, and comply with applicable regulations.

Central States VP of Operations, Ted Osborn, credits the speed of his company's certification to the efforts of his team, the guidance of Total Quality Management Systems (TQMS) and TQMS' Continuous Improvement Software (CIS). CIS is designed to seamlessly integrate into any Quality Management System including ISO 9001:2000, SQF-2000, HACCP, or used independently as a continuous improvement tool. The software is totally integrated and can run on a company intranet server with SQL, or on a web server for access by all locations and facilities.

"The world is getting smaller and warehousing and logistics will continue to play an increasingly important role," says Peter Sanderson of TQMS. "We launched CIS to support our ongoing efforts to transform customer businesses to Paperless Management Systems."

About Central States Distribution, Inc.

Central States Distribution is true to its name -- providing transportation, warehousing and value-added logistics solutions from a strategically efficient location central to the continental US. Transportation services include freight brokerage, LTL at competitive, negotiated rates, local and regional cartage, consolidation services and express freight. Facilities are AIB and ISO 9001:2000 certified; value-added services include Shrink-wrap /Bundling/Gluing, Labeling/Polybag/Collation, Promotions Displays, Sorting, Rework, Kitting, Return Goods Processing, Light Assembly, Sampling and Inspection. For more, go to www.cs-dist.com.

About TeamDCA:

For nearly 20 years, Distribution Centers of America (DCA) has been recognized for service excellence throughout its national network of member companies, together comprising more than 12 million square feet of warehouse space. Individually owned and operated, each member of TeamDCA is a leader in its regional market, providing value-added warehousing and logistics services responsive to the needs of companies of all sizes and committed to customer success in that region. For a quote, visit www.teamdca.com.

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