Fully automated receiving inspection capabilities

Your receiving inspections will be completed accurately and efficiently with TIPQA™. The system provides access to a real-time work queue that includes detailed information from the ERP on each part that requires inspection.

Inspection steps and criteria are authored, revised and approved at the part number, part group and commodity level.

Skill level validation and tool recording are managed for each inspection step to ensure compliance and traceability of tool usage (in case the tool is found to be out of tolerance).

To help lower costs, skip lot processing is available at the part / operation level to reduce the number of required inspections for a good supplier.

Linked nonconformances are created with pre-populated data from the inspection for efficient and accurate processing and approval. And when the inspection is completed, disposition results are shared in real time with the ERP.

In short, TIPQA™ enables you to take full advantage of system integrations to optimize your receiving inspection efficiency.

Feature Group Feature

Initial Setup and Configuration

  • Unlimited configurable types for different inspections that control:
    • The need for first article
    • Displaying prior history
    • Turning fields on and off and if they are required
  • Inspection-specific criteria can be imported from third-party software such as Discus Software
  • Can enable geometric tolerance support
  • Extensive data received from ERP: commodity, contract/project, department, item master, PO line, PO line with quality clauses, receiver, receiver stock and vendor
  • PO/line-item detail can be passed to TIPQA™ via interface from ERP
  • Flow down of PO note codes including quality clauses can be passed to TIPQA™ via interface from ERP
  • PO note codes including quality clauses are viewable via a button on the screen
  • Restrict access to information by:
    • Export license control (ITAR)
    • Project
    • Customer-defined security groups

Inspection Planning and Setup

  • Unlimited instructions and/or criteria
  • Common and specific inspection instructions or criteria can be associated with:
    • Material commodity code
    • Part number
    • Part group – defined by QA
  • Pictures or other supporting files can be attached or linked to an inspection step or criteria
  • Communication of supplier problems for increased inspections
  • Audit trail of every edit
  • Automatic revision control with ability to view past copies
  • Two levels of approval for changes is supported
  • Inspection steps (additional to common inspection features) can be associated with:
    • PO flow-down note codes
    • Supplier
    • True manufacturer

Skip Lot / Sampling

  • Custom sampling plans creation
  • Automated tracking for sampling requirements at the part/operation level
  • Automated sampling, skip lot and customer sampling capabilities
  • Custom sampling plans creation

Data Collection and Validation

  • Inspection result entry
  • Variable and attribute data entry
  • Validation of measurements to specification limits
  • Geometric tolerance support
  • Optional electronic presentation of required data capture in user definable template
  • Direct defect detail entry
  • Inspection skill validation/enforcement
  • Tool recording and validation at inspection
  • Supplier status provided to inspection personnel
  • Bar code data collection
  • Unlimited text and attachments

Results

  • Purchase order status and receiving inspection disposition results shared with ERP
  • Linked nonconformance document with measurement and other relevant data auto-populated
  • Automatic flow of measurements to SPC for charting
  • SPC generation of NC for out-of-tolerance entries
  • Electronic history of past inspections
  • Lot certification report
  • Online reports and charts provided
  • Overdue notification and escalations
  • Audit trail history tracking
  • Unlimited views of data in grids
  • Data export for ad-hoc reporting and analysis