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Supplier Management

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Gauge Calibration & Management

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Inspection & SPC

Supplier Management

Managing its suppliers, their processes and especially their quality commitment helps a company to be more successful and eliminates a potential cause of quality issues and process disruption.

Not only is it a good business practice, but many of the latest compliance standards require that the company must work with its entire supply chain to ensure adherence to the standard. While this will eliminate a significant source of risk and potential disruption for companies at the head of the supply chain, it can impose a significant burden on the companies tasked with the process.

Paper and spreadsheets don’t have the power to manage complex processes that may cross organizational boundaries, nor do they provide the necessary degree of process rigor.

QAD CEBOS EQMS includes the ability to manage suppliers for quality, delivery, and continuous improvement.

  • Schedules manage and scores best practice assessments with suppliers
  • Assigns assessment and follow-up responsibility to individuals, and sends alerts and escalations as needed
  • Notifies the responsible parties about corrective action requirements and implementation dates
  • Simplifies communication with suppliers

Gauge Calibration & Management

Your measurements and set ups are only as good as the gauges you use. Most compliance regulations and frameworks like IATF 16949 or ISO 13485 require your team to calibrate these items on a regular basis, but most companies don’t have a formal system to track the process.

When each department or team records their own calibrations, sometimes they will miss deadlines or forget to calibrate. Even using a spreadsheet won’t solve the problem. A spreadsheet is hard to maintain and share, and it doesn’t have a built-in follow-up. Don’t get caught in an audit by missing such a simple task.

QAD CEBOS EQMS has gauge calibration capabilities that meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001. ISO 17025, IATF 16949, AS 9100, 21 CFR Part 11, and other standards.

  • Integrates with QAD CEBOS EQMS CAPA to help optimize calibration schedules
  • Tracks and reports calibration costs
  • Coordinates calibrating sub-gauges
  • Electronic calibration approvals
  • Limits approval access to approved employees
  • Graphical reporting and analysis
  • Part and product number cross references simplifies traceability

Inspection & SPC

With IoT and Industry 4.0, your machinery and equipment can report its own production status. But speed doesn’t help if you have to manually gather and analyze the information. You need real time SPC that uses inspection results straight from the line. When the process moves out of the accepted range, you need an immediate alert to help prevent scrap or needless rework.

QAD CEBOS EQMS has built in SPC and inspection abilities to help you take advantage of real time production monitoring.

  • Matches inspection data to the latest control plans or planning documents to ensure accuracy of production
  • Sounds an immediate electronic alert when processes are out of tolerance
  • Provides graphic indicators of problem locations
  • Ties inspection results directly to CAPA and NCR
  • Saves time and improves productivity

Learn more about how to update your operational compliance. Read our blog “IATF 16949, Operational Excellence, and Corporate Strategy.”