Apex Quality Management

The Quality Management component (QM) is part of the APEX ERP System. This module is complemented by other integrated application components of the APEX system such as Materials Management, Sales & Distribution and Production Planning. The QM application component is not installed as a stand-alone solution, but is integrated in all areas of the APEX business system.

The APEX QM module supports tasks associated with quality planning, quality inspection and quality control throughout an enterprise. It sets the specifications for quality and standard testing procedures, controls the creation of quality certificates and manages notifications related to quality. It also stores the quality data for raw materials, goods-in-process and finished goods.

Salient Features of APEX Quality Management:

The QM application component supports tasks associated with quality planning, quality inspection and quality control. In addition, it controls the creation of quality certificates and manages problems with the help of quality notifications.

The following components are available in QM:

  • Basic data (for example, material master, catalogs, inspection characteristics, inspection methods and sampling procedures).
  • Inspection planning (inspection plans, reference operation sets, material specifications).
  • QM in procurement.
  • QM in sales and distribution
  • Inspection lot processing (inspection lot creation and inspection lot completion)
  • Results recording
  • Defects recording
  • Sample management
  • Quality Information System
  • Dynamic modification of the inspection scope
  • Quality certificates
  • Quality notifications
  • Test equipment management

Apex Quality Management comprises of the following sub modules:

Quality Planning

Quality Inspection determines whether the units inspected fulfill the predefined quality requirements. APEX QM supports diverse variants for quality inspections. APEX QM supports a range of inspection processing variants that are differentiated using the inspection type.

  • Inspection lot processing (from creation to completion)
  • Results recording
  • Defects recording
  • Sample management
Quality Control

Quality Control helps in implementing different preventive, monitoring and corrective activities. These activities will be based on the specifications from quality planning and the evaluations of quality inspections and quality notifications.

Quality Controls may consist of

  • Dynamic modification of the inspection scope
  • Statistical process control (SPC; control charts, results history)
  • Quality scores
  • Vendor evaluation
  • Quality-related costs
  • Evaluations
Quality Certificates

Quality Certificates help in certifying the quality of the material or Product. Quality Certificates contain texts, specifications, values and inspection results.

Following types of quality certificates are included

  • Certificate of conformity
  • Works test certificate
  • Certificate of analysis
Quality Notifications

Quality Notifications enables recording and processing internal or external problems that are primarily caused by poor quality of goods or services.

Quality notifications may help us for:

  • Defect Analysis
  • Customer Complaint
  • Complaint against Vendor
  • Documentation
Test Equipment management

Managing Master data as well as the planning and processing calibration inspections for test and measurement equipment.

  • Creation and management of test equipment master data
  • Calibration planning functions (for example, definition of calibration cycles)
  • Calibration inspection functions (for example, inspection specifications)
  • Calibration inspection processing and Test equipment tracking