The PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) module allows you to control all relevant PPAP data for parts/processes that have been requested by external and internal customers rather than having disparate spreadsheets and databases. As it is integrated within the Priority database you have access to link customer and vendor return data and full access to the customer and vendor database and their relevant contact information.
The main external and internal PPAP forms include the following sub levels to record relevant data: Requirements Characteristics Control Plan DFMEA (Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis) PFMEA (Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis) ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) AAR (Appearance Approval Report) Test results (Performance, Material and Dimensional) PSW (Part Submission Warrant) Each of the above has associated reports which can be configured to meet your individual requirements. The PPAP form has a BPM Flow chart allowing you to manage the PPAP process by defining statuses and appropriate business rules.
The PPAP module also provides you with the ability to record 8D and 5 WHY information. The 8D form allows you to record internal and external 8D information. You can record the 8 stages from choosing the team, describing the problem, containment, root cause and corrective actions through to the prevention implementation and final recognition of the teams efforts in resolving the problem/concern. The inbuilt history of changes records changes made to key information allowing you to keep a track of what has been modified, by who and when.