Z PLM for Automotive Suppliers

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APQP and PPAP

Z PLM is an ideal solution for implementing and supporting Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and the related Product Part Approval Process (PPAP). Z PLM implements all aspects of APQP as an integrated system. PPAP process is designed in Z PLM as a cross-functional process and incorporates all the activities and information that are needed to successfully complete and submit to upstream customers. 

Engineering and Manufacturing Change Management

Engineering and manufacturing changes are a fact of life in the automotive industry. Ability to coordinate engineering and manufacturing changes effectively is essential to reduce errors and speed up implementation. Z PLM is an ideal solution for implementing the engineering and manufacturing change process cross-functionally as well as for connecting all the systems (Design PLM, ERP, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Execution systems) that play a role in Engineering and Manufacturing Change Management.

Manufacturing Readiness

Getting products ready for manufacturing requires extensive coordination among different groups, including tooling, process planning, quality management, suppliers and maintenance. Z PLM is the ideal solution for coordinating the process among various stakeholders so that all the tasks are completed in the right sequence and the correct information (BOMs, logistics information, process capability, tooling, calibration, etc.) is readily available so that the product is ready for manufacturing.

Continuous Improvement Processes

No industry practices Continuous Improvement better than the automotive industry. Z PLM has out of the box cross-functional process templates for product/process improvement requests, customer complaints, warranty requests, return materials, corrective action requests, non-conformances and deviations. In addition, Z PLM supports different types of root cause analyses as part of continuous improvement processes.