Know the function of each module of the SIQ Platform
The Approval Process (APQP) has the function of gathering all the documents that are linked to a product structure (BOM), possessing a requirements tree that has all the items from that product structure (BOM in the “quality point of view”) and the results of every workflow from the documents related to it.
The Process Flow gathers all stages of a given process through a clear symbology, with the aim of showing, in an uncomplicated way, all flow of information that aim to improve the understanding of the processes, as well as the creation of standard norms of work to be followed. The Process Flow has a list of phases dependent on each other, and each phase has one or more related FMEA Standard. In addition, because the Process Flow is versionable, it is possible to insert attachments when there is a need to insert engineering revisions, changes in job descriptions, responsibilities and authorities, for example.
The purpose of the Process FMEA is to analyze the possible flaws in the planning and execution of a process, in order to minimize and eliminate the occurrence of faults and to define corrective actions on the faults found. The Process FMEA has numerous advantages for the company and its respective customers. For the company, the Process FMEA provides the cost reduction, coming from an effective procedure with less chances of failure and waste. In the case of the customer, it is spared from purchasing parts with manufacturing problems that put its safety at risk, avoiding its dissatisfaction, which, again, is beneficial to the company’s image.
DFMEA implements FMEA in the project scope. It predicts potential failures in product creation and allows you to define actions for causes in order to reduce Severity, Occurrence, and Detection indicators.
FMEA Standard Function is a central module of functions that will be used in other modules. It allows functions to be reused in different FMEAs, reducing the time of registration and analysis and providing fast changes in complex structures.
Organizes the guidelines for the control of the records that make up the Quality Management System (QMS). It covers all the identification, collection, indexing, access, archives, storage, maintenance and disposal of technical and quality records.
The Control Plan gathers critical characteristics about a product or process, in order to provide means to detect possible flaws in the item under analysis. After approval of the Process FMEA Workflow, the Control Plan can be prepared manually or automatically generated by the system. The rejection of a Control Plan reopens the Process FMEA, causing the Control Plan to be reopened after the new approval of the Process FMEA.
In the Engineering Change module, engineering modifications are established for fault correction that adversely affect the shape and functionality of the product. This module is intended to correct design errors and to provide improvements in the manufacture and assembly of parts, ensuring that everything is done in the latest version of the design.
Every APQP process results in a approved PPAP or not. PPAP has an impact in two steps: at the beginning of the chain, when acquiring products from suppliers, and at the end of the production chain, when the product is sent to the customer.
Evaluation / Audit
Applying and managing audits performed on suppliers. Control of results and next audits. Follow-up of actions.
Example of audits: Productive process / Self-Assessment / Quality System / Environmental Audits / Price Level / Negotiation Flexibility / Communication / MMOG / VDA / others.
Document Management and Compliance
Internal and external controls such as: Norms, Procedures, Datasheets, Drawings, Work Instructions, Preventive Maintenance, Safety, Certifications and Contracts. Ex: ISO 9000, TS 9000, VDA, ISO14000, ROHS, Licences (Environmental, Operation, Production, Public Organs - Federal Police, Military Police, IBAMA), among others.
Refunds / Debit Note
To account for the internal costs generated by poor quality in supplying, thus allowing the submission of the request for reimbursement.
Products in Warranty
Manage customer complaints by automatically generating stock and cost needs
The Change Management module allows a structured approach, ensuring compliance and ensuring a seamless and integrated implementation of the changes. It is designed to manage every aspect of the change management process from its initial request, which can come from the customer, the supplier or an internal member of the company. Through a thorough record of all stages of change, it identifies the affected documents, planned projects, and action plans, triggering the appropriate individuals for approval, and monitoring all associated activities until the full implementation of the approved changes. It also allows you to execute changes in parallel, making them to be made faster.
It performs the forecast of possible failures in a systematized way, allowing to define preventive strategic actions and improvements, in order to reduce and manage the risks of an operation.
OBS: Applicable in all segments served by the platform.
Management of Third-party Tooling
Reducing quality problems related to tooling failures in third-party companies. Controlling such tooling, specially the value of the assets, its location, useful life and technical conditions, what allows for a better budget planning for the next reporting periods (research), taking in consideration the demand of the item and the construction time for the tool.
Applicable in all industrial segments served by the platform.
Asset Management, Tooling and Measuring Equipment
The purpose of this module is to control all existing assets, tools and measurement equipment in the company, offering greater reliability and agility in the use of information and providing managers with better planning of CAPEX and OPEX:
- Assets: monitoring and tracking of assets and their activities throughout their useful life, informing the need to carry out routine, preventive and / or corrective maintenance. You can control all asset-related documentation centrally, improving the visibility of information by the people in the organization.
- Tooling: tooling control, mainly the values of these assets, their location, useful life and technical conditions, which allows a better budget planning for the next periods, taking into account the item’s demand and tool construction time.
- Measurement equipment: it provides managers with a complete history of all equipment calibration information, including the date of last calibration, previous calibrations, as well as dates of maintenance and repairs.
Inspection at Origin (at the Supplier)
Controlling the products from suppliers at the source, that is, before leaving the place where they were manufactured, many times with control during the productive process. Controlled shipment management (CS1 and CS2). All shipping of goods will be controlled incorporating aspects of Quality in the Shipping Notice and Invoice. Providing information to suppliers related to PPAPs, Documents, Skip-lot, sampling, means of control, among others. Providing information related to quality of goods through graphics and alerts.
Managing the quality of the items received (by characteristic, seasonality, potentiality, others) through the standardized and customizable sampling tables, skip lot parameters (by characteristics, levels of reliability, etc.) (by process, family, material, others), automatically generating the Performance Indicators, notifications of non-compliance and actions for Suppliers. With built-in intelligence and versatility not found in any market ERP, this module is today a major differentiator in cost reduction efforts for our customers.
Manufacturing and Final Inspection
Control products in manufacturing and final inspection, through sampling tables (parameterizable), skip lot, control plans, automatically generating the Performance Indicators (PPM) and notices of non-conformity internally.
Inspection of fractional lots of products from suppliers that show an exemplary and stable history of quality, according to the criteria of importance defined by the user, such as: characteristics, levels of reliability, etc.
The main objective of the Nonconformities module is to identify and completely eliminate all existing Non-Conformities, minimizing undesirable situations with the application of Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, always focusing on the Continuous Improvement of activities. The module directs users to a methodology for solving nonconformities, according to the method applied by the company, as: 8D, 5PB’s, Ishikawa Fish Diagram, among others, these methods being established according to the client’s preferences.
SPC is a quality tool applied during the production process with the purpose of collecting and analyzing information that helps in the early identification of eventual nonconformities present in the production process, thus promoting continuous improvement and reduction of costs and waste with raw material, Inputs, products, and so on.
Packaging control from the development of the product (during APQP / PPAP) and throughout its useful life. Definition of the production of packaging, quantities, standardization, and flow with the suppliers. Management of shortages, conditions and excesses.
Through the Quality Indicators it is possible to have an analytical and intelligent view of large volumes of data, which are collected and stored to aid management analyzes in the form of indicators (dashboards, standard deviation, dispersion, failure trend, audit notes, graphs pareto and others).
PRPs and OPRPs – Sanitation and Hygiene
The PRP’s and OPRP’s modules are composed of the documentation of the Prerequisite Program (PRP), and its operation (OPRP and Sanitization), aiming to control the basic conditions of the activities necessary to maintain a safe environment throughout the Production process, aiming at the supply of products safe for human or animal use. It allows a complete documentation (audit trail) and validity / periodicities control, working integrated to the Training Management module, preventing unqualified people from executing processes / procedures that put the quality of products produced at risk.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points module aims to identify hazards in the product safety management process, and to carry out its control through the definition of the prerequisite programs and their operationalization (OPRP and Sanitization), and the definition of critical control points in the production and separation / preparation process, avoiding the consumer’s health being impaired or non-compliant lots being produced. Its use by a multifunctional team, coupled with the Process Flow module, makes it a powerful tool to meet the highest standards.