Companies are challenged to reduce product and operating costs while improving quality to distinguish their products and gain a competitive advantage.
Every effort must be made to improve efficiencies among teams that can be distributed across the globe. Teamcenter software for product lifecycle management includes Teamcenter Quality, a software product family that works seamlessly with several domains on the Teamcenter collaboration platform. Leveraging additional elements of the Teamcenter portfolio, Teamcenter Quality provides a closed-loop approach from design to manufacturing on the shop floor and back.
A new product begins its lifecycle as a requirement. Using modern methods of product development, it evolves to a system, then a logical structure until becoming a virtual product. Using advanced product quality planning (APQP) and the production part approval process (PPAP), companies can monitor and approve project quality through respective milestones. The Teamcenter Quality Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) software provide tools to identify and mitigate risk in the virtual product and process structures.
Teamcenter Quality Control Planning and Inspection software help to extend quality management to engineering and manufacturing domains. With the software, companies can create inspection plans for checking critical characteristics on physical products. Any product deviations are recorded in a nonconformance and resolved through Teamcenter Quality Problem Solving software with effective root cause analysis methods. The common change management feature distributes the changes to all stakeholders in the loop, so that the product development process continuously improves, reducing time to market of new products and total cost of quality of existing products.