CAPA reports (corrective and preventative action reports) are at the center of any quality management system. We have built a CAPA software module into Isolocity’s quality management software in order to make this process more seamless for the user. Below we compare the CAPA reports in a paper system vs. Isolocity in order to demonstrate the advantages of Isolocity.
The downfalls of a paper quality management system begin before the product ever comes off the line. Statistical process control is often not in real time, and therefore a machines requiring maintenance is not detected until a faulty product comes off the line. This means waste for the manufacturer.
Isolocity offers you real-time statistical process control, the graph is updated on your quality KPI dashboard as each part is inspected. This graph will allow you to see if a machine maintenance is required before waste is created. This reduces the need for administrative tasks like corrective action reports.
In a paper quality management system, the quality manager is often not aware of issues requiring corrective action reports until quarantined products are discovered on the shop floor.
With Isolocity, the part inspector can initiate a corrective action report directly from a failed product inspection in one click. He can select the error code from a drop-down menu and save it for the quality manager to finish.
Once quarantined products are discovered, the quality manager will then initiate a CAPA report from a blank template, having to reference the order information and the list of error codes.
With Isolocity, the CAPA software queues the quality manager with the report saved by the product inspector. We have built-in report templates for: CAPA, NCR (Non-conformance), deviations, complaints, and OOS (Out of Inspection) so that they only have to fill out the fields required. No need to build them from scratch each time.
Once the paperwork is done to open the CAPA report, the quality manager needs to keep track of the checkpoints for verifying the corrective action report’s effectiveness and ultimately closing it.
Isolocity’s CAPA software reminds the quality manager of checkpoints in the action items. This is especially beneficial when the quality manager is juggling multiple CAPA reports at once.
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