Mary joined QA Assistant in September 2011, having previously held roles as Account Manager and Document Controller in some of Ireland's best manufacturing facilities, and is well aware of the challenges facing Quality teams in selecting the best possible software to suit their FMEA , Control Plan, and APQP requirements. This can seem a daunting task for your team, but once the right steps are taken and you develop a good working relationship with your vendor, things can run a lot more smoothly.
So you've come to the conclusion that spreadsheets or your current software is not creating or controlling your APQP documentation the way you would like and things are getting out of control. Your engineers are spending too much time on documentation causing frustration and loss of time and money. It is time for dedicated APQP software.
How do you select the best APQP software package for your team? The key steps to follow are:
1. Form a search team and select a team leader
2. Consider your teams' requirements
3. Evaluate software vendors and select the best for your team
4. Schedule training