1. Quality Management (CAQ)
The modular ZEISS GUARDUS Quality Management suite is a fully compliant process-oriented Computer Aided Quality (CAQ) system. Its task: reduce the cost of quality and defects from supplier to customer and meet the highest standards such as ISO 9001, NADCAP, AS 9100, TS 16 949, ISO / TS 13 485, and more... The CAQ suite provides comprehensive functionality for the integrated collection of product and process data along the entire production process. Inspection quality testing is present in various manufacturing processes and runs in a continuous cycle. From procurement to production (in-process controls) to outgoing inspections including measurement equipment and quality audits, tests are done to ensure the best quality possible.
“Before implementing the new MES, we had no specialized application to control procurement and inspection processes.” … “The continuous data flow through all required fields is exactly what allows us to work more rapidly and above all more efficiently.”
Director of Quality Management
Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co. KG
A particular advantage of the closed control loops in a CAQ and MES solution can be seen in traceability. For example, in supply chain management and integrated operations management, a central information platform throughout the entire process electronically monitors all actions and their progress through every step. Another key component of ZEISS GUARDUS MES + CAQ Quality Management is the smooth integration of production and machine data, and the connection of business systems. This continuous data flow ensures that machine data (process parameters) and the quality of measurements are received automatically, evaluated and made ready for further reporting.