Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Paperless Material Review/Corrective Action System
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis is installing an automatic material review and corrective action system to be completed by the end of 1995 (Figure 2-13). The automated system is based on core software procured from Andersen Consulting. The Nonconformance/D software is compatible with existing company component systems from the Missiles division, Space and Transport Aircraft division, other companies, IBM computer system, and with MacPac/D or standalone systems. The reporting capabilities are presented in Figure 2-14.
Noncon/D is an automated system that provides real-time, nonconformance status, electronic data transfer and routing, on-line work queues and metrics, on-line corrective action tracking, reporting and follow-up, automated archiving, field level security for electronic buy-offs, and occurrence and recurrence analysis capabilities. This system has answered an MDA-St. Louis need for a nonconformance graphics capability. Other benefits of the system to MDA have been realized in all areas of the nonconformance and corrective action process. Principal advantages included:
Elimination of the paper trail that was labor intensive, time consuming, and costly Reduction of cycle time and work-in-process
Enhancement of a consistent material review process
Enhanced control of nonconforming material
Readily-available, real-time reporting at any terminal
Improved customer satisfaction
MDA-St. Louis plans to use the system to provide historical data to analyze quality problem areas. Trends will be identified revealing design/manufacturing quality problem areas. Resolution of these problem areas could prevent future quality problems.
Figure 2-13. Planned Interfaces to Nonconformance/D
Figure 2-14. Rep. Capabilities W/ Paperless Mat. Rev./Corrective Action
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