Take control of the most business-critical aspect in your manufacturing operation: quality
DELMIAWorks helps you to comply with the most stringent manufacturing quality standards, satisfy quality audits, identify parts trending out of specification and establish end-to-end part visibility and tracking.
“Our ISO 13485 auditor, as well as all of our customers, were really impressed with DELMIAWorks’ capabilities when they came down and audited us. They all include praises for DELMIAWorks in their audit reports”
Providing an extensive suite of industry-specific quality management tools and functionality, DELMIAWorks enables cost-effective and efficient compliance with (amongst others):
Medical (FDA, 21 CFR Part 11)
Understanding that every manufacturer and industry sector is unique, and that not every user needs the same level of quality management, you have the flexibility to add quality management features as and when you need them.
Helping you comply with even the most stringent quality standards
Meet & manage the requirements of TS, FDA, 21 CFR Part 11 & ISO compliance
Never struggle with quality audits again
Ensure parts don’t trend out of specification
Gain end-to-end part visibility & tracking
Reduce the cost of quality management
Directly access all DELMIAWorks’ ERP functionality
Delivering a structured & consistent method for defining & establishing the steps necessary to ensure products meet the exact requirements of your customers
Providing complete, auditable tracking of information required for process documentation and definition, DELMIAWorks features links to failure modes and effects analysis’ (FMEAs), control plans, inventory, customer details and much more. It facilitates effective communication between employees, customers and vendors, plus timely completion of required tasks:
Program planning and definition
Product design and development
Process design and development
Validation of processes and products
Feedback, assessment and corrective action
DELMIAWorks’ helps manufacturers comply with QS-9000 and TS 16949 requirements. It comes complete with predefined templates for both Ford and General Motors, but can also be customised with user-defined elements to meet individual manufacturer and customer requirements.
Submit APQP & PPAP Forms Electronically
Send APQP and production part approval process (PPAP) forms such as FMEAs and part submission warrants (PSW) electronically. Using inter-operable standard XML format, this functionality enables manufacturers to submit information to OEMs and suppliers over the web.
Eliminate the need to keep mountains of hard copy paperwork of APQP & PPAP forms
Electronic template forms are based on Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) format, but with the ability to be customised to meet customer requirements
Functionality can be used in other manufacturing sectors to transmit other documents such as FMEA and control plans
Automatically import and export files – saving you time.
Manage corrective actions & facilitate communication between dependent departments
Corrective action requests provide manufacturers with the ability to document, manage, schedule, assign and track corrective actions within their operations. Manufacturers can also provide instant communications with departments involved in the process, including customer services
Integrated collection of ERP and manufacturing information on any non-conformance issues across your operations. Helps you to ensure compliance with the most stringent quality assurance requirements
Accelerated implementation through the use of pre-defined, but customisable templates
Templates included for 7D and 8D corrective actions. You can also add user-defined corrective actions
Associate corrective actions with return merchandise authorisations (RMA) to improve customer service, product quality and customer satisfaction
Can link directly with failure modes and effects analysis (FMEAs) or control plans
Provides a complete historical and auditable record of activity linked to each corrective action
Suppliers, customers and employees can easily access information as CARs data is web-based
Open CARs can be viewed from other ERP and manufacturing modules, including sales and purchase orders
Control costs more tightly. Deliver better product quality
Manufacturers can lose between 15-30% of their margins because their products are simply not produced correctly in the first place.
Keep tighter control of costs by identifying and eliminating poor quality and high production costs in areas of your manufacturing process including rejects, unscheduled machine downtime, returns or reworking.
Quickly identify processes, items and products that are least profitable
Select specific dates and / or date ranges and analyse cost information
Monitor cost of quality across all inventory items and classes or specific items and classes
Identify the costs associated with rejected parts coming off each manufacturing machine or through the returns process
Determine staff, inventory and material costs associated with reworks
Track excess freight costs associated with product returns.
An audit trail for every product: from design through quoting, manufacture, maintenance and finally, sun setting
By combining data held in DELMIAWorks, shop floor, product lifecycle management (PLM) and devide history record (DHR) together, you gain a complete audit trail of your products as well as significantly streamlining the product development process.
Developing a new product cannot be seen as a purely internal process or procedure. In order to stay competitive on a global stage, manufacturers must be able to exploit opportunities inherent in your supply chain to bring products to market quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively alongside guaranteed customer service levels.
Deliver lean manufacturing by significantly reducing product development time, resource and costs
Reduce the time taken to deliver new products from initial concept to final delivery
Deliver automated workflows to streamline process tracking and approvals
Use historical data held on similar products to reduce manufacturing costs and eliminate redundant activity
Provide the link between design activities, production and your ERP.
By using email and web-based workflow tools, DELMIAWorks promotes open communication with suppliers and customers through all stages of the lifecycle:
Links all ERP and manufacturing related data directly including quotes, inventory, project management, preventative maintenance, APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC and CRM
CAD drawings, 3D product prints and other design drawings and documents are linked directly
Access to all product manufacturing information in one place, including the number of rejects, engineering change information, process costs, deviations and order releases
You can create PLM / DHR items and sub-items which will not impact on your master inventory until a quote is converted to a bill of material / manufacture
Maintain and monitor the history of customer calls, RMAs, profit / loss reports and much more
Integrate with your Material Review Board (MRB) activity.
Delivering a paperless manufacturing shop floor
Looking to develop a paperless manufacturing shop floor, or struggling to meet strict industry quality standards that require advanced document control?
DELMIAWorks provides manufacturers with the tools to meet these challenges.
Digital document storage allows for instant and extensive search functionality across terabytes of data, including indexed document searches, fuzzy search logic, image search and comparison searching to analyse changes or update document variance.
Easily develop a secure, central document repository so that you can control all document types, including standards and customer drawings
Visual, colour-coded document status indicators make it easy for you to determine which documents are pending, released, checked out, expired or missing
Link documents to customers, vendors, bill of materials, inventory and much more
Workflow based routing and document approval process can send emails to team members notifying them that a document needs attention
Automatic reminders of pending approvals
Secure approval process, which ensures the integrity of electronic signatures
Assign users with different security levels and responsibilities. Users can be internal employees, customers or suppliers
Complete revision control providing a complete record of current and past revisions.
Control revisions and BOM changes centrally
gives manufacturers a central location to control changes to bill of materials, item revisions and more. Through the web-based approval system, those users responsible for each stage of the manufacturing process are notified by email when steps require review and / or approval.
Module comes complete with user defined templates of steps (elements and checklists) required to complete the engineering change order plan
Future and current BOMs cost comparisons calculated so you can make better business-decisions
Update BOMs based on engineering change orders at the touch of a button
Engineering change orders are linked to BOMs, item numbers, customers and vendors
Calculates costing summary prior to any changes
You can view open engineering change orders from sales order or purchase order modules
Document, track & manage material discrepancies electronically
DELMIAWorks enables manufacturers to monitor material discrepancies in raw materials, work in process or finished goods.
When non-conformities are identified individuals both inside and outside your organisation can get involved in the quality management process. Any decision making communication barriers are broken down and the whole quality control process becomes more efficient and effective.
Material Review Boards (MRB) can be created immediately from inventory if materials are identified as non-conforming
Automatically email enabled work groups to enable team members to monitor, authorise and review MRBs and the workflow process electronically
Embedded links to DELMIAWorks data provides detailed information about customers, vendors and more
Outstanding actions are automatically analysed and email notifications sent to each team member with the corresponding action
User-defined list to disposition non-conforming material
Create corrective action requests (CARs) and deviations directly from the MRB
Links to external documents as well as DELMIAWorks’ document control enables individuals to quickly access, store and capture historic data
Associate MRBs with customers or vendors to improve customer service, responsiveness, product quality and customer satisfaction.
Track product & process quality. All in real-time
By tracking and monitoring your product and process quality in real-time, you can can make continuous improvements to your manufacturing operations.
While the internal procedures you will have created focus on improving your manufacturing processes, Statistical Process Control (SPC) helps you to track quality in manufacturing parts and eliminate waste, rework and scrap.
Working in conjunction with other components of DELMIAWorks’ quality management system, the SPC collects parts data as they enter the plant floor, enabling instant input and analysis as subgroups and individual data sets, as well as:
Inspection plans: input and maintain dimensions to track process capability, determine lot acceptability or conduct first article inspections. You can also add inspection instructions as well as special notes to help ensure operator consistency
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) import: automatically import CMM data directly into DELMIAWorks from the world’s leading CMM software, PC-DMIS
Quick inspections: empower machine operators to easily enter data from the launcher bar, ShopData, AssemblyData, FabData and/or hand-held PDA to complete statistical analysis
Easily track, maintain, measure, and perform calibrations on gauges and devices
Links are embedded directly to preventative maintenance and data ports, therefore measurements are automatically updated in both the SPC and quick inspection modules
Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R) tools enable users to conduct measurement system analysis so they can assess the accuracy of gauges and operators in measuring parameters (average and range method for measurement system analysis, plus X-bar and R-charts)
Statistical Process Control charts are generated based on the type of data, which include X-bar and R-charts for subgroups, X-MR charts for individuals, histograms for both types of data, and p and np charts for attributes
Values for Cpk, Ppk, Cr, control limits, etc. are tailored to the type of data entered and are provided in an easy-to-read summary every time a chart is generated
Real-time control, trend chart and quick inspection features give operators a real-time view of process performance
Data collection can be achieved using any measurement gauges / devices with a data port
Visual colour coding and audible warnings generated if measurements are out of specification
Charts and data can be exported directly to Microsoft Word, while data only can be exported to Excel for further analysis using a variety of third party graphing and analysis tools.
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP / PQ)
Corrective Action Requests (CAR / CAPA)
Manufacturing and business activity monitoring
Track & analyse scrap and rejects
Customer and supplier return merchandise authorisation (RMA)
Comprehensive quality audit trails
Production Part Approval Process / Product (PPAP)
Cost of Quality
Engineering change orders (ECO)
Supplier performance rating
Role-based user security
Linking and tracking of documents
Device History Record (DHR)
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Material Review Board
Track & trace lot and serial numbers
Master specification tracking
Using quality as your USP with DELMIAWorks
Manufacturers operating in high compliance industries such as medical devices, aerospace and automotive are using DELMIAWorks not only to meet stringent regulations effectively and efficiently. They’re using quality as their unique selling point to establish differentiation and higher margins. Read the case studies below to find out how you could do the same.
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