SAP Quality Management SAP QM Module is an SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) component that helps companies implement and execute quality control processes. It is designed to prevent defects, allow continuous process improvement and establish sustainable quality control programs. Potential benefits to the organization include compliance with manufacturing quality regulations, reduced operating costs and improved client satisfaction.
SAP quality management SAP QM Module integrates with other ECC components such as materials management, facility maintenance, production planning, sales and distribution, financial, control and human resources. This integration means that SAP QM tasks can be incorporated into the tasks of these other parts of the ECC.
Purpose of SAP Quality Management Module
With the functionality of this component, you can implement the most important elements of a quality management system (QM system), as specified in ISO 9000. These features are complemented by other built-in application components of the SAP system, such as Materials Management (MM), Sales and Distribution (SD), and Production Planning (PP).
Integrationof SAP Quality Management Module
The integration of the SAP quality management QM Module in the SAP system allows quality management tasks to be combined with those in other applications (such as materials management, production, sales and distribution and cost accounting).
Features of SAP Quality Management Module
The SAP quality management QM application component is responsible for tasks related to quality planning, quality inspection and quality control. Additionally, it controls the creation of quality certificates and manages issues through quality notifications.
The following components are available as part of of SAP Quality Management Module:
- Basic data (e.g., material safety data sheets, catalogues, inspection characteristics, inspection methods and sampling procedures).
- Inspection planning (inspection plans, reference operational packages, material specifications).
- QM in purchasing.
- QM in sales and distributive trades.
- Inspection lot processing (inspection lot creation and inspection lot completion)
- Results recording
- Defect recording
- Sample management
- Qualitative Information System.
- Dynamic change in the inspection scope.
- Quality certificates
- Quality notifications
- Maintenance of test equipment.
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In SAP, quality inspection plans define the mode of inspection of an article. The plan also establishes the manner in which the inspection is to take place, the characteristics of the items to be inspected and all the test equipment required for the inspection.
The inspection plan is an important component in the quality management planning process. The plan defines the characteristics of the article to be inspected for each operation and the type of test equipment needed for the inspection.
Supply Chain Notifications
The quality notification records a problem that is either identified by a customer against a product that is produced by your company or by your company against the product of a vendor.
An internal notification may also be issued to report, a quality issue that has occurred on the production line or somewhere within the facility. You can attribute a quality notification to an existing SAP quality management QM command to create a new command for the specific notification.
Quality Inspections using SAP Quality Management Module
A quality inspection happens when a person from the quality department inspects an item as determined by the inspection planning function.
An inspection is based on one or more inspection lots, where a lot is a demand for inspection of a specific item. Inspection batches may be created manually by one user or automatically by the SAP system. A number of events have the potential to trigger an automatic inspection batch.
Most inspection batches are automatically triggered by a movement of materials, such as a receipt of goods or a release of goods. But other events such as the creation or liberation of a production order, the creation of deliveries, or a transfer of stock into the warehouse.
The inspection, batch feature allows a product to be inspected in the warehouse.
The product may be a finished product, raw material or piece of equipment used at the facility. When an inspection is carried out, the results of the inspection shall be recorded for each inspection feature.
The inspection lot can be accepted as being within tolerance or can be rejected if the inspection finds that the results do not reach the prescribed specification for a certain characteristic.
When the inspection of the inspection lot is completed, a decision can be made about the acceptance or rejection of the material. Once the quality department has made a decision to use the system, the inspection is technically closed.
SAP Supply Chain Reporting
SAP provides multiple reports to the Quality Management team. The material defect report may indicate the number of times an article is in a defect condition. The Vendor Defect Report identifies the frequency of hardware failure by a vendor.
By examining inspection batches for goods receipts, a quality department can highlight the goods suppliers who frequently fail the inspection. The Customer Defect Report identifies the defects identified during inspections of outside deliveries.
This is important as it can help resolve flaws that will enhance customer satisfaction and customer service.