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EwQIMS Gaining Traction in the Aerospace Sector

A Leading Aerospace OEM Chooses EwQIMS® for APQP/PPAP Software

Zack Peckham, Software Training, Implementation and Support

A leading Aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturer with multiple manufacturing and assembly locations in North America was searching for a long term integrated software solution for managing all documentation related to their APQP/PPAP processes across all their locations while also having the capability to be scaled up for future quality system requirements. They wanted a system that could be implemented for their new product development process for reusable parts and processes in order to minimize the work needed in the future.

After reviewing available options, the organization selected three Omnex software modules: AQuA Pro for authoring APQP/PPAP documentation, Doc Pro for managing and storing their documents and MSA Pro for authoring measurement system documentation. Omnex designed a month-long custom implementation plan to address the Customer’s requirement through “as-is” process studies, APQP/PPAP methodology training and software implementation. The implementation was a resounding success, as evidenced by some of the feedback that was received:

“The software was easy to install, easy to manage and takes up a very small network footprint” - IT Department

“What used to take months to do regarding authoring PFMEA’S and Control Plans now can be accomplished in weeks with a higher rate of accuracy” - End User

“Omnex’s knowledge of APQP in combination with its software that was designed and built on the same ideals and principles makes for an extremely effective and beneficial solution” - Manager

“I wish I would have had this solution two decades ago, I could have retired years ago” - End User

Making EwQIMS® Work For You

Omnex can craft a similar solution for your specific software needs as well. Benefits in the EwQIMS® software include:

  • Customers can now save up to 60% of their time in new product introduction activities using the generic family documentation.
  • Customers can manage hundreds of gage calibrations and GR&R studies with a click of a button.
  • Customers can now have an evolving database of reusable information regarding its parts and process that will fuel its new product development process for years to come and allow them to create better parts with less lead time, less resources and less defects.

PPAP Management Software (AQuA Pro®)

  • Dynamic linkages of key documents
    • DVP&R
    • Process Flow Diagram
    • Check Sheets
    • Control Plan
    • Work Instructions
    • Re-usable Design and Process segments to build Design and Process documents
  • Ready-to-use PSW documents
  • Apply customer specific document formats to existing PPAP documents
  • Generate reports
  • Link PFMEA action plans to APQP time plans

Document Management Software (Document Pro®)

  • Integrated Document Management system
  • Approval workflow definition
  • Ability to use multiple document formats
  • Document Control:
    • Revision Control
    • Distribution Control
    • Document Change Request
  • Search and retrieve documents

Gage Management Software (MSA Pro®)

  • Gage Management for single and multi-parameters
  • Studies with Graphical Reports:
    • Bias Study
    • Calibration Study
    • GRR: X-bar and ANOVA (Crossed and Nested)
    • Stability
  • Gage traceability established to National Standards
  • Compliant with MSA 4th Edition

APQP Time Plan Management Software (APQP/PPAP Manager®)

  • Comprehensive and Customizable New Product Development time plan templates
  • Create, manage and track APQP projects