The global Aerospace and Defense industries (A&D industries) encompass civilian and military needs for aircraft, helicopters, missiles, satellites, and other products that are held to the highest safety and quality standards. Aerospace and Defense OEMs and tier suppliers build their products using expensive materials and high precision processes, and often operate in short-run and high-mix/low-volume production environments. Aerospace and Defense manufacturers face industry trends such as:
To address these challenges, quality managers in the Aerospace and Defense industries need real-time visibility—within plants and across the globe—to proactively:
Today, manufacturers need real-time and accurate SPC data that is visible from the production floor to the corner office. And quality managers need visibility within plants, across multiple facilities, and around the world, to drive continuous improvements by:
InfinityQS Statistical Process Control (SPC) software provides these capabilities in real time, even for short-run and high-mix/low-volume production environments, by using advanced statistical techniques. Manufacturers with very small lot sizes and multiple key characteristics on each part use InfinityQS solutions to analyze process consistency across product setups. And monitoring precision tool wear and quick changeovers is no problem.
With InfinityQS cloud-based solutions, organizations gain real-time visibility into their suppliers’ shop floor quality data before nonconforming product even ships. This enhanced level of supplier monitoring can:
ProFicient™ software provides a track-and-trace lot genealogy solution across the entire A&D supply chain, enabling Aerospace and Defense OEM and tier suppliers to:
Compliance with government safety standards such as the FAA, JAA, NASA, and ISO requirements for Quality Management Systems (QMS) is a given for Aerospace and Defense OEM and tier suppliers. InfinityQS software provides quality managers with real-time documentation and reporting to:
Lot Genealogy reports provide a comprehensive view of the incoming/outgoing product relationship, complete with statistical summary information.
ProFicient also offers Audit Trail Logging which provides a history of all changes made to any database record including sample data limits, alarm rules, change history, metadata, specification limits, and control limits.