Manufacturing quality management: control & comply with the most stringent quality standards

One of the most business-critical aspects of any manufacturing operation is quality.

IQMS’ quality management module 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.

Providing an extensive suite of industry-specific quality management tools and functionality, IQMS’ quality management module enables compliance with automotive (TS), medical (FDA, 21 CFR Part 11) and ISO standards amongst others cost-effectively and efficiently.

“Our ISO 13485 auditor, as well as all of our customers, were really impressed with IQMS’ capabilities when they came down and audited us. They all include praises for IQMS in their audit reports”.

IQMS’ EnterpriseIQ quality management modules integrates directly with all your ERP and manufacturing-related information with no redundant data entry. Its powerful features ensure your manufacturing operations consistently meet customer and industry quality requirements through:

  • Manufacturing and business activity monitoring
  • Inventory inspections
  • Track and analyse scrap and rejects
  • Customer and supplier return merchandise authorisation (RMA)
  • Comprehensive quality audit trails
  • Supplier performance rating
  • User security which is roles-based
  • Linking and tracking of documents
  • Inventry non-conformance
  • Non-allocated inventory
  • Conformance certification
  • Receiving inspections
  • Track and trace lot and serial numbers
  • Master specification tracking.

IQMS understands that every manufacturer and industry sector is unique, and that not every user needs the same level of quality management software. You have the flexibility to add any of the following quality management features as and when you need them:

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

Support ISO and FDA compliance requirements through IQMS’ APQP and performance qualification (PQ) feature which tracks all the information required for process documentation and definition.

Corrective Action Request (CAR)

IQMS’ corrective action requests feature defines, manages, schedules, assigns and tracks to ensure you can comply with and meet customer and supplier quality requirements.

Cost of Quality

Manufacturers can lose between 15-30% of their total costs as their product or service is not done correctly in the first place. IQMS’ cost of quality module helps you to take tighter control of costs by enabling you to identify and eliminate poor quality and high production costs in areas of the manufacturing process including rejects, unscheduled machine downtime, returns or reworking.

Device History Record & Product Lifecycle Management

Track products right from the design stage all the way through quoting and production to end of life with IQMS’ device history record (DHR) & Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) features. By using proactive email and web-based workflow tools, the DHR & PLM module combine to facilitate open and mutually beneficial communication with customers and suppliers through all lifecycle stages.

Document Control

Increase visibility and improve reaction time with secure document control and electronic signatures.

Engineering Change Order

IQMS’ easy-to-use engineering change order feature enables you to control item revisions and bill of material changes for current and future adjustments throughout the entire ERP and manufacturing system.

Gauge Management & Measurement System Analysis

IQMS provides all the tools necessary to track and control gauges, record historical gauge calibrations, conduct measurement system analysis and repeatability & reproducibility to ensure accuracy of measurements and deliver quality assurance.

Material Review Board

Track and maintain all non-conformance with electronic documentation and detailed audit trails for raw materials, work in progress and finished goods.

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) & Product PQ

Ensure all your customers’ engineering design record and specification requirements are properly understood through the PPAP, and make sure all customer products consistently meet these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.

Quality Audit

IQMS’ quality audit features makes industry and corporate compliance easy by enabling you to efficiently audit both internal and external processes or a specific part of the process and uncover critical areas for improvement. Using embedded workflows, Gantt charts and document control, the quality audit feature can audit processes that have packing slips, products, suppliers and customer complaint forms etc.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Accessible SPC data analytics means you can support continuous improvement and make better decisions. Parts data is gathered from the plant floor and then charts generated based on specific data types, including:

  • X bar-R charts for subgroups
  • X-MR charts for individuals
  • Histograms for both types of data
  • p and np charts for attributes.

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