APQP Suite

A collaborative approach to Advanced Product Quality Planning

Stop paying lip-service to your APQP / PPAP process. Bring teams together in a dedicated real-time conversation for every record. When teams can collaborate asynchronously, monitor progress in real-time, and get feedback quickly, wasted time gets eliminated. The result is that APQP is actually easier to do and gets done properly.

The Unifize APQP solution is versatile, straightforward, and easy to use. All five stages of the APQP process are laid out in clearly demarcated checklist sections. Each stage has forms for comments, data and files. Dedicated sub processes like DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM/A are carried in related parallel processes you you can independently assign accountability, and track their progress. All collaborators are able to view updates to data, files and forms in the conversation history so they can make suggestions in real-time.

The solution is also comprehensive. AIAG checklists, sample formats and guides are available at the click of a button so you don’t have to leave the tools. Manage documents and file versions within each record. Send emails to suppliers or customers from/to the conversation. All data rolls up to report views and customizable dashboards, which make managing multiple processes and teams easy.

Built for APQP

Manages the 6-stage APQP process, along with related activities and tasks:

  • Preparation for APQP
  • Planning & definition
  • Product design & development
  • Process design & development
  • Product & process validation
  • Feedback assessment & corrective actions

Key capabilities - we've covered everything

A dedicated place for every APQP

Every APQP is a distinct real-time, asynchronous conversation with an owner, status and participants.

Create a cross-functional team

Each APQP can automate adding a team and assigning ownership. Or add/remove participants at any time.

Control documents and submissions

Each stage of the APQP has a section on the checklist for relevant documents to be uploaded and managed.

Collaborative DFMEA and PFMEA

FMEA/DFMEA are separate but related conversations, meaning you can have a different team and track status for each one.

Enable approval workflows

Management can be looped in at any stage to get updates on progress and provide traceable approvals.

Bring the Voice-of-Customer closer

Relevant VOCs / complaints can be attached and customer clarifications sought from within the conversation.

Manage accountability for each stage

By assigning ownership at each stage of the APQP, you can make sure that everyone is on the same page.

Manage and release control plans

Create and collaborate on PDF versions of control plans and manage version history in the conversation.

Project manage all tasks in one place

View completeness of all deliverables easily in one place. Tag anyone on your team when you need intervention.

View APQP processes on dashboards

Dive into any process that seems to be blocked. Spot time trends. Compare data. Create a traceable history

Prioritize in intelligent control center

View all updates in minutes. Identify what's pending or critical in one place and dive into conversations as required.

3x reduction in process cycle times

85% fewer email follow-ups

Drive single-point accountability

70% fewer meetings and prep. time

100% visibility on a single system

Process efficiency

Collaborate around processes faster and more effectively

Focus on one objective at a time with a distinct conversation for every process record

Improve response times and reduce email clutter with real-time, asynchronous chat

Measure wasted time in conversations using for every record

Building teams

Drive ownership across multiple teams

Get the right people focusing on the right problem with a dedicated team for every record

Increase accountability and improve outcomes with negotiable & transparent ownership

Identify bottlenecks and balance your team’s load using owner-wise progress charts

Data collection

Improve speed and reduce errors with collaborative data entry

Bring data collection to every conversation using configurable forms

Identify data errors in real-time using conversational data-entry notifications

Improve traceability and compliance using printable forms and QR codes that permanently link back to Unifize

Rapid adoption

Increase engagement inside and outside the organization

Work from the shop floor, the office or remotely on a cloud-based mobile and desktop application

Extend the application to suppliers and customers using interactive emails and compact partner portals

Measure adoption and usage of individuals across multiple usage parameters with user analytics

Reduce follow-ups

Help your team know what to do, when and why

Bring clarity to every team member on their pending tasks and priorities on the intelligent control center

Enable better context and eliminate conflicts with flexible due dates, status and priority

Reduce the headache of coordinating and following up with proactive, automated reminders

Actionable insights

Get end-to-end visibility of all conversations and process data

Understand processes and progress trends using configurable charts and dashboards

Dive deeper into roadblocks or data using drill-down snapshots and click-through conversations

Conduct further analysis on your favorite tools by downloading to spreadsheets

Easy configuration

Get setup or modify any process with a few clicks

Easily map to your existing processes and make rapid changes with configurable process templates

Enable data collection by adding configurable forms to each process

Create workflows with automatic team creation, custom statuses, and process triggers

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