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Get a 360 degree view of your quality data. Autodesk® Fusion Lifecycle helps to connect your critical processes from RMA to CAPA to ECO, helping you prevent and respond rapidly to quality issues.
Closed-loop, linked quality processes from return to change order
A series of standard integrated processes, based upon industry best-practices, but fully configurable, managing the chain of activities from return authorizations (RMA) through the raising of non-conformances, CAPA process management, change requests (ECR) and ultimately to change orders (ECO). Automatic spawning of processes, based upon the outcome of previous ones, ensures rapid, managed and accurate execution of those processes through to completed changes, helping to reduce lead times for new and modified products, and reduce the risk of costly downstream errors.
Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA)
A standard Corrective and Preventative Actions process is provided, which can be easily configured to meet an organization’s exact needs. This provides a graphical representation of the CAPA processes to anyone within the organization, as well as auditors, improving general understanding of what the process entails, and providing process proof to help meet compliance requirements. The progress of specific CAPA items are managed in real time, providing a common view of the current status of them, helping to reduce process bottlenecks. Inherent full traceability of previous CAPA processes also assists in meeting compliance needs.
Process and information traceability to aid compliance
All in-progress or completed processes, whether related to change, quality, or any other discipline, are fully traceable, with details of who signed off each stage, and when, and other information related to that process, such as associated components or documents. All changes to any item are also fully documented, including who created them, when they were created, and any subsequent modifications made. This provides a single source for much of the data required to meet auditing and compliance requirements, reducing time spent looking for that information in many disparate locations, and increasing an organization’s confidence in the validity of it.
Up-front inspection planning
Inspection activities can be defined early in the product development process, with visibility to Inspection teams, and other interested parties, of the requirements of that activity. Documentation, such as component drawings, can be embedded into the plan to help Inspection teams fully understand what is required, and plan ahead effectively. Traceability of an inspection activity back to the inspection plan enables tracking of that inspection activity should the need arise for investigation following issues in the field, for example.
Quality management reporting
Real-time, graphical reports can be easily created based upon any metrics in Fusion Lifecycle, including quality-related data. Information around change order rates, inspection defects, CAPA results, and much more can be made freely available in bar or pie chart formats to any interested parties, giving them an easy to understand overview of the data created within the PLM environment. Reports are in real-time, so always up-to-date, reducing the risk of potential error often found with manually compiled reports which become out-of-date very quickly. Using these quality reporting capabilities can reduce the amount of effort otherwise regularly spent compiling this data from numerous disparate locations.