Quality Planning Studio

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What We Do.

Quality Planning Studio is an APQP & FMEA analysis software (formerly PACT, MPACT).

Quality Planning Studio FMEA software integrates the core quality tools and ensures adherence to fundamental process flow steps. It's a single, integrated software tool for planning, documenting and monitoring core quality requirements.

Adavanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

  • Integrated links of process documentation and definition from Process Flow and throughout all documents (Control Plan, PFMEA, PPAP, etc.)
  • Part families allow creation of multiple project documents based off a single master part.
  • Document control to eliminate occurrence of old versions of Control Plans and FMEAs appearing elsewhere in the plant.
  • Reduced audit risk and prep time since all information is kept up-to-date automatically.
  • Perform multiple characteristic changes from a single screen.
  • Traceability to change history.

FMEA Analysis Tool

For manufacturers worldwide, FMEA has become synonymous with continuous improvement programs. Process Flows, FMEA, control plan and SPC have a strong inter-relationship. The FMEA process ensures that products, processes or detection techniques are constantly improved.

Continuous feedback is provided from SPC results on the shop floor to engineers responsible for the FMEA process. Quality Planning Studio FMEA software stores all data within the QPS database, ensuring traceability and integrity of your Process Flow/FMEA/Control Plan information across your plants. QPS can also communicate with our SPC software (DataMetrics), allowing you to reduce redundancy and perform characteristic capability monitoring from the Control Plan.

Supporting the New AIAG-VDA Harmonized Standard

Several updates have recently been made to the software to support the June 2019 1st Edition Update:

  • 7 step process for FMEA development
  • Revised PFMEA Severity, Occurrence and Detection criteria & functionality
  • New Action Priority Risk calculation (replacement for RPN); utilizing updated Severity, Occurrence and Detection tables (with new definitions and supporting criteria)
  • New PFMEA Form/Report templates/layouts

Features & Benefits

A versatile tool flexible to be used across the Automotive, Aerospace and even the Food industries. Automate APQP processes for risk mitigation, increased product reliability and process efficiencies.

  • APQP Requirements – Formats and methodology adhere to the requirements of APQP, FMEA, PPAP, QSA, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, 21 CFR Part 11, and other OEM standards such as Honda and Toyota.
  • Part Families – Create one master part and quickly generate countless similar projects.
  • Cascading Edits – Eliminate document inconsistencies with cascading edits.
  • Best Practices – Built with Best Practices, Internal Controls and Quality Auditing methodology. Improving the process and documenting the steps to identify problems, resolve issues, document lessons learned and prepare for future Quality Audits.
  • Integrate with SPC– Bi-directional communication with DataMetrics (SPC) Statistical Process Control software.
  • Gage R&R Studies - Perform R&R calculations and print Gage R & R Worksheets, Completed Results, Calculation History, and R & R Schedule reports.
  • Design Your Process – Create detailed Block Diagrams, Flowcharts, P-Diagrams, Fish, Bone Diagrams, and more!

QPS Cloud

All the same benefits plus much more!

  • Remote access
  • No added hardware or software admin expenses
  • Reliability and performance
  • Simple set up, install and updating
  • Includes tech support and administration
  • Hosted data and file storage
  • Highly secure

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