Organize project planning
Integrated Gantt charts support efficient scheduling and clearly display pending tasks, assignments and upcoming events, giving you a standard framework for monitoring a project's process. Opcenter Quality APQP Project Management gives you tools to help meet deadlines and due dates, recognize possible project delays and provide avoidance options.
Solve problems early
Problems typically occurring in the early planning, design or process analysis stages can be caught early, significantly reducing design and production costs and decreasing product development time. The quality planning software lets you escalate and disseminate project notifications to the appropriate manager, helping them meet project deadlines.
Accelerate the creation of control plans
Opcenter Quality APQP Project Management includes a control plan definition, which comprehensively describes product and process quality from raw materials and necessary process steps to dispatch. Documentation, including reliable revision information, stays in parallel with development progress through all process stages and provides links to process actions and quality inspection characteristics.
Demonstrate best practices in quality
Opcenter Quality APQP Project Management provides clear evidence of structured product quality planning and process design, which is the best practice adopted for the engineering and development of new products. The software supports suggested steps from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and specific industry guidelines, such as the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 standard.
Integrate quality processes
Opcenter Quality first sample inspection (FSI) planning and direct association with Opcenter Quality Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) complement the planning offering. Efficient links are also provided to inspection planning and gage management solutions within Opcenter Quality.