With the continual demand for shorter production cycles and high-quality products in an increasingly complex global supply chain, aerospace and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier suppliers manufacturers need real-time visibility—within plants and across the globe—to proactively increase quality through continual improvements, prevent and respond quickly to recalls, and ensure certification compliance.
Advantive’s world-class ERP and SPC solutions feature built-in tools and real-time visibility to support aerospace and defense manufacturers in meeting third-party (IAQG) audits, and government and industry standards for traceability, quality, safety, and compliance. Core industry-specific features include:
This feature provides full traceability for any modification, edit, or change to any database record when enabled. Traceability records are easily viewed in a variety of ways, but they cannot be edited. Whenever a record modification or deletion is attempted, the Reason for Change tracking feature forces users to select a reason for the modification from a drop-down list. Free-form comments are also required. When specified, a Change History and Reason for Change Report can accompany any chart printout.
Automated audit trail logging provides a history of all changes made to any database record including sample data limits, alarm rules, change history, metadata, specification limits, and control limits. This strict access control feature supports requirements for electronic signatures including password aging, recycling, lockouts, length, and encryption. The Security Violation Logs track and report security violations by individual users and their locations. Access Logs also track individual user access into and out of applications.
Auditing just became a lot easier with instant access to real-time quality records and electronic documentation needed to demonstrate compliance. This robust solution can stand up to third-party (IAQG) certification audits or internal audits for Quality Management Systems (QMS) that require ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100C:2009, EN9100:2009, and JIS Q 9100:2009. With built-in checklist- and workflow-alerting features needed to comply with QMS SPC requirements for key product characteristics, Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs), and Critical Process Parameters (CPP), creating reports takes only minutes instead of hours or days, eliminating the need for spreadsheets.
Automotive suppliers and manufacturers can track raw materials or component lot codes throughout manufacturing operations that support AS 9100C:2009 7.5.3 traceability requirements. Gain a comprehensive view of the incoming/outgoing product relationship, complete with statistical summary information with lot genealogy reports. For investigation purposes, genealogical “trees” can be created for any lot. These reports allow you to determine: