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Advanced Quality Management
What is Advanced Quality Management (AQM)?
Epicor Kinetic Advanced Quality Management (AQM) gives you the opportunity to increase productivity and efficiency throughout your entire business. Designed around the needs of complex business processes, AQM extends Epicor ERP to help manage supply chain, customer, and employee information.
The software enables you to achieve compliance with TS-16949, AS 9100, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, and ISO 9000, while creating relevant documentation at every phase of the production process.
AQM can also make your data management and analysis much easier. Features of AQM include Product and Process Documentation, Customer and Supplier Management, Non-conformance and Corrective Action, Employee Training, Audit Management, Device and Equipment Management, and Advanced Planning capabilities. In addition to these features, it can assist you with regulatory compliance and managing processes for warranty issues.
How Can AQM Help My Business?
AQM provides significant benefits for people inside and outside your organization. Employees benefit from AQM’s assistance in managing training, skills, and jobs, while customers benefit from AQM’s communication management. Suppliers will appreciate AQM’s communication and audit management, limiting headaches and streamlining the process.
AQM also helps you manage work instructions and procedures, blueprints and specifications, process flows and plans, production devices, preventative maintenance, and statistical process control. By helping with data collection and equipment maintenance, AQM offers you numerous ways to improve efficiency in your operations by automating as much of it as possible.
For operations management, AQM includes modules for preventive maintenance and device calibration, as well as complete inspection, data collection and SPC capabilities. The software provides for the tracking of non-conformances and the ability to issue and handle corrective actions with minimal hassle. To do this, the software integrates system-wide audit management capabilities with its main functions, including an Advanced Planning module.
AQM gives you complete quality cost tracking and lets you define labor hours not otherwise managed in Epicor ERP. In this way, the software allows you to go above and beyond your quality standards, satisfying management, employees, and customers at the same time.
How Can AQM Assist with Regulatory Compliance?
To comply with industry and regulatory standards, your business needs process control, documentation, and visibility. AQM’s Compliance and Audit allows you to automate much of your business process while sharing key information across your organization and ensuring maximum transparency. For any issues that might arise in the process, it provides extensive traceability and tools for quick, effective resolution.
How Does AQM Perform Data Collection?
AQM Data Collection and statistical process control (SPC) allow you to gather all the key data required for inspections at any stage of production. With automated management of inspection plans, AQM gives you complete control of revisions and product change history. It provides automated management of inspection plans for each operation of business processes, with complete revision control and change history.
How Can AQM Make Equipment Checks and Product Launches Easier?
AQM’s integrated productivity tools strengthen the management of all equipment maintenance activities. To do this, the software maintains accurate online records of all maintenance work order and calibration activities any time you need these records
AQM product launch defines, automates and documents all critical aspects of your product launch process to assure engineering design information is transmitted effectively throughout the pre-production process.
How Does AQM Perform Data Collection
AQM Data Collection and statistical process control (SPC) enables you to gather all the key data required for receiving, in-process and final inspections. It provides automated management of inspection plans for each operation of business processes, with complete revision control and change history. Collect data against these operations and chart results for controlling these processes and achieving continuous improvement.