High QA has announced Version 7.0 of its manufacturing quality management software. The latest release targets APQP/PPAP quality processes by incorporating new technology advancements from the High QA 360 platform including production quality planning workflows, improved reporting and documentation capabilities for FAI, APQP and PPAP, additional quality process features and overall improvements.
With version 7.0, High QA enhances the quality manufacturing management process and establishes the innovative High QA 360 platform. Adding new features and expanding the software better facilitates APQP/PPAP quality documentation and reporting needs throughout the manufacturing supply chain. Users can now review any job or order to see what documents are required, what stage the documents are in and who is responsible for a particular document with full transparency and accountability.
Production Quality Planning
High QA PQP (Production Quality Planning) is an innovative, non-Excel-based, project management solution for quality and manufacturing teams to plan, implement, and monitor all quality and documentation requirements such as PPAP across their manufactured parts. Standard out-of-the-box and configurable templates for FAI, SPC Capability Studies, Gage R&R, P-Flow, P-FMEA and Control Plan. Dynamic generation of reports for in-process document management without using Microsoft Excel or Word. Automatic notifications, signature assignments and document approval management together with comprehensive revision control and traceability for all document activity history.
Inspection plans for part instances of tabulated drawings are centrally set up and initiated through ‘Master Parts’ in High QA. The comprehensive tool kit enables users to create a ‘tabulated Master’ part record and define tabulated dimensions, automatically extract tabulated parameters table from drawing with OCR technology and generate part records with one-click for any or all tabulated instances
Part Categories allow users to create templates for settings and preferences which can be applied when creating new parts. Part records inherit settings and preferences from the assigned Part Category. This allows for unmatched standardization across your organization and highly efficient creation of all part / job records.
Job Release Control (Plan/Results Locking)
High QA has implemented new functionality giving users the ability to define when a job or project is in ‘Planning’ or ‘Active’ status.
Planning Stage – Creation of ballooned drawing, defining inspection requirements and operations, etc. Inspection results cannot be recorded in the planning stage.
Active Stage – Released to the shop floor. Actively recording inspection results. Ballooned drawing, inspection requirements, operations, etc. cannot be altered.
All new features and enhancements work seamlessly with a centralized database and create an integrated quality management software for manufacturing.
“High QA is continuing to help companies convert from manual quality processes focused on pass/fail evaluations at the end of manufacturing to an automated proactive error-prevention quality solution during the manufacturing process. This type of quality management solution creates collaboration between engineering and manufacturing that provides a significant value to OEMs, manufacturers and supply chains by delivering quality parts on time and on budget every time. Version 7.0 of our software along with the High QA 360 platform is another breakthrough technology in manufacturing quality management that we are proud to share with our customers.” comments Sam Golan, Founder and CEO.
For more information: www.highqa.com