Using QA/QC – Quality Assurance and control

See the QA/QC video here (8 min):

ShopFloor QA is an in-line process information and reporting tool.

To setup the QA NAVEKSA solutions. ShopFloor QA is setup by using the lup and type in “QA”. Then you will be presented the serch results.

ShopFloor QA facilitates filling in quality control forms. Forms can be created in a BC / NAV web page application, or using Word/Excel.

The statistical part is made, so that CSV files can be extracted for forms, items or specific manufacturing orders.

Setup


On the ”SHOPFLOOR – QA Classes” page you can create the quality control classes (workflows) you want to assign to your items.

SHOPFLOOR QA classes

Here it is possible to configure 5 different workflow settings per class.

  • Show QA Message when Starting a Job
    If you assign this workflow setting to your QA class, the SHOPFLOOR operator will be presented to a dialogue box when pressing “Start Job”, asking, if she wants to fill in the quality control document right now, or to start the job.

Once the quality control document has been filled in, the operator will no longer see this dialogue box for the specific operation, even if the workflow setting is enabled.

  • Does the QA Button have to be Dark Blue when the Operator has not yet filled in the QA Report?
    If you assign this workflow setting to your QA class, the “QA” button will be dark blue in the SHOPFLOOR main screen, until the quality control document has been filled in.
  • If there is a QA Report to be filled in, the Operator cannot report Completion
    If you assign this workflow setting to your QA class, the operator cannot report the operation as completed, until he has filled in the quality control document.
  • If there is a QA Report to be filled in, the Operator cannot pause
    When assigning this workflow setting to the QA class, the operator cannot pause the operation, before she has filled in the quality control sheet.
  • Show ”QA Performed” Confirmation Checkbox, before the Operator can Report an Operation as Completed
    If you assign this workflow setting to your QA class, the operator has to checkmark the confirmation checkbox, before she can report the operation as completed.

SHOPFLOOR – QA Item Routing Relation

On the ”SHOPFLOOR – QA Item Routing Relation” page you can assign your QA classes to items and routings.

For each combination, you have to choose a quality control sheet.

It is also possible to have several quality control workflows assigned to the same item on different operations. It is only possible to have one quality control workflow assigned to one single item on the same operation.

Setting up specific quality measures

The specific quality measures can be setup in standard BC / NAV using the routing maintenance function – maintain quality measures on the individual routing line.:

You can setup a maximum of 20 different QC measures.

Enter quality control data

ShopFloor QA is fully integrated in the ShopFloor solutions. Dependent on how the workflow settings are configured for the ShopFloor QA classes, the operator will either be reminded about filling in the quality control document at the beginning of the operation, while the operation is processing, or during output.

No matter what you have chosen, the operator is lead to the QA screen, where there is a link to the quality control sheet, which is opened by clicking on the link “Open quality assurance document”, which asks Windows to open the InfoPath form, using the related Window standard program. Consequently, it is necessary that InfoPath Filler or a similar program is installed on the client computer.

Reporting quality data

You can always let your BC / NAV partner or NAVEKSA partner develop specific reports, in case you prefer having data in Dynamics 365 Business Central / Dynamics NAV. Or it can be as simple as generating a
BC / NAV query to be run on the qualty data.

In its simpliest format it could be excel reporting from the QA detail file:

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