Complete integration for maximum efficiency

The TIPQA™ shop floor inspection process is designed to maximize productivity. Integrated with MES and ERP systems, fields are updated in real-time. There is no wasted time re-keying parts data or sending reports through email.

Inspection steps and criteria are authored, revised and approved at the part number, part group commodity and process level. In addition, skill level validation and tool recording are managed at each inspection step to ensure compliance and traceability of tool usage (in case the tool is found to be out of tolerance).

Skip lot processing is available at the part / operation level. And linked nonconformances are created with pre-populated data from the inspection for efficient and accurate processing and approval.

In addition, shop floor inspections can be started and then moved off–line for result entry when desired; inspectors can then sync up results when they are back online.

In short, TIPQA™ enables you to take full advantage of system integrations to optimize your shop floor 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
  • Work order and non-work-order-driven quality inspection management within third-party MES
  • 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:
    • Process code
    • Operation code
  • Rapid results entry for both serialized and non -serialized material
  • Work order validation from ERP interface
  • Results can be entered off-line then synced up with database (including generating nonconformances found during inspections)
  • Validation of work order, part number, and operation step from ERP Interface

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

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
  • Rapid results entry for both serialized and non -serialized material
  • Work order validation from ERP interface
  • Results can be entered off-line then synced up with database (including generating nonconformances found during inspections)
  • Validation of work order, part number, and operation step from ERP Interface
  • 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
  • Automated SPC capability within in-process inspection
  • First pass yield
  • In-process inspection disposition results shared with ERP
  • Overdue notification and escalations
  • Audit trail history tracking
  • Unlimited views of data in grids
  • Data export for ad-hoc reporting and analysis