Quality Management Software (QMS)
A powerful and flexible QMS software system to help manufacturing companies control and comply with the most stringent quality standards
Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of a manufacturing operation is quality management. Whether you are struggling with audits, parts trending out of specification, or a lack of end-to-end part visibility and tracking, the IQMS manufacturing quality control system can help.
The IQMS Quality Management Software (QMS) offers an extensive suite of tools and capabilities necessary to cost-effectively manage quality issues while streamlining manufacturing and business operations and facilitating collaboration. It is a powerful solution that enables compliance with the most stringent quality standards, including automotive (TS), medical (FDA, 21 CFR Part 11) and ISO standards, and a reduced cost of quality.
Track quality in manufacturing parts with the same integrated database as your manufacturing, accounting, customer management, and supply chain management systems. The IQMS Quality Management Software modules link directly to all your ERP software and manufacturing-related data such as RMAs, non-conforming inventory, BOMs and much more with no redundant data entry. Experience the power of a truly embedded manufacturing quality control system as you eliminate duplicate entries and reduce errors, which in turn simplifies the audit process, improves the decision-making process, and increases communication across your supply chain.
The IQMS manufacturing software system includes quality management functionality that ensures products consistently meet customer quality requirements and allows manufacturers to monitor and control quality through:
- Business activity monitoring
- Inventory inspections
- Reject & scrap tracking and analysis
- Customer and supplier RMA
- Complete audit trails
- Supplier performance rating system
- "Roles-based" user security
- Document linking and tracking
- Non-conform and non-allocate inventory
- Certificates of conformance
- Receiving inspections
- Lot and serial number tracking and traceability
- Master specification tracking
Advanced Quality Management Software Features
Understanding that every manufacturer is unique and not all users require the same level of quality software sophistication, IQMS' modular Quality solution grows with you, allowing you the flexibility to add any of the following QMS software features when you need them.
- Advanced Product Quality Planning - APQP/PQ
Facilitate compliance to ISO and FDA requirements with complete tracking of all the information required for process documentation and definition.
- Corrective Action Request - CAR/CAPA
Define, manage, schedule, assign, and track Corrective Action Requests (CARs) to help ensure compliance and meet customer/supplier requirements.
- Cost of Quality
Businesses can lose 15 to 30 percent of their total costs because their product or service was not done right in the first place. The EnterpriseIQ Cost of Quality module will help to drive tighter cost control by allowing manufacturers to see and eliminate poor quality and high production costs in areas such as rejects, unscheduled machine downtime, and returns or reworking.
- Device History Record and PLM
The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Device History Record (DHR) modules track products from the design and quoting process through production and to the end of the life of the product. Using email and web-based workflow tools, these modules promote open communication with suppliers and customers through all stages of the lifecycle.
- Document Control
Secure document control and secure electronic signatures and approvals increase visibility and improve reaction time while adhering to the most stringent quality requirements including medical, automotive and ISO.
- Engineering Change Order System - ECO
An easy-to-use module to control item revisions and bill of material changes for current and future adjustments while linking to the entire ERP and manufacturing system where critical changes matter most.
- Material Review Board - MRB
Track and maintain all non-conformances with electronic documents and detailed audit trails for raw materials, work in progress or finished goods.
- Production Part Approval Process / Product PQ - PPAP/PQ
PPAP will help you determine if all customer engineering design record and specification requirements are properly understood and products consistently meet these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.
- Quality Audit
Ensure you meet industry and corporate compliance measures with the EnterpriseIQ Quality Audit module. Quality Audit allows you to efficiently audit internal and external processes or a specific part of the process and uncover crucial areas for improvement. Using embedded workflow functionality, workflow Gantt charts and document control, the Quality Audit module can audit processes with packing slips, products, suppliers and customer complaint forms and more.
- Statistical Process Control - SPC
Enhance decision making and facilitate continuous improvement based on readily accessible SPC data analysis. The SPC module gathers part data entered from the plant floor. Statistical Process Control charts are then generated based on the type of data, including X bar-R charts for subgroups, X-MR charts for individuals, histograms for both types of data, and p and np charts for attributes.
See how one manufacturer was able to quickly respond to a product recall due to defective raw materials and eliminate future risks with the IQMS Quality Management system.