Unify Quality Across Manufacturing Operations for a Comprehensive, Enterprise Approach to Quality Management
Comprehensive Quality Control
FlexNet Quality puts you back in control of your quality program – across the distributed environment you now operate. As part of the FlexNet unified operations platform, FlexNet Quality allows you to manage all aspects of quality, both within the four walls of your manufacturing facility and beyond to other facilities, vendors, partners and suppliers. The FlexNet quality execution and management system integrates with existing ERP and PLM systems to a degree not easily possible with other solutions – providing consistent quality metrics across your enterprise. Have confidence your quality program will be adhered to consistently across your enterprise to drive overall quality improvements to your Work-in-Process and finished goods as well as your manufacturing processes.
With FlexNet Quality, you can quickly detect, track and contain non-conformance events ... drive resolution through Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) and other quality improvement processes … and improve quality at the plant-floor through embedded quality checks, advanced containment management and enforcement of global best practices.
FlexNet Quality delivers sustained manufacturing excellence by enabling:
Embed quality as a production process. FlexNet Quality allows you to embed quality assurance and control into any phase of your production – measuring, directing and reporting on quality activities, in real-time. Visual Quality Defect Tracking (vQDT) allows specific quality defects to be annotated on an image of a specific part or Work-in-Process, to help accelerate issue resolution and better communicate quality issues. Thus, FlexNet enables quality to be managed as an integrated enterprise application, enforcing compliance and reducing the cost of implementing quality initiatives such as Six Sigma and Lean, while providing enterprise wide visibility for this critical operational function. Continuous process improvements can be applied simultaneously to both production and quality processes with a single update to a business and operations process within FlexNet.
Control, Prevention, Containment and Correction. FlexNet Quality provides unprecedented control to act upon, address and contain quality issues throughout your operations. Using a combination of error-proofing and standard operating procedures, dynamic work instructions and product and process characteristic monitoring, you can gain real-time visibility and control that slices right through the horizontal silos of production, including the supply chain, production, maintenance, warehouse and labor giving you the ability to immediately quarantine out-of-spec materials across operations to contain an issue. You can leverage all product and process history and genealogy data – coupled with interlocking traceability of processes spanning your entire manufacturing operations – to address warranty and regulatory compliance initiatives. At the same time it is possible to limit the propagation of a quality issue, letting you identify, document and hold suspect products before they reach the customer.
Read more about these key FlexNet Quality capabilities: