Efficient processes in quality management with QEASY
RHI Magnesita planned to replace its previous legacy system in the area of quality management and to integrate the QM applications into its existing SAP system. The implementation was intended to make internal processes more efficient and traceable; on the one hand, to check the quality of the purchased raw materials and, on the other hand, to control and monitor the quality of production and to document the analysis result on the test certificates.
The SAP Add-On QEASY was developed in 2010 and is currently productive in over 40 production locations worldwide. Since then, it has been continuously developed and adapted to changing conditions. Due to the permanent further development of the product and its integration into the SAP standard, QEASY is versatile and can cope with changing requirements. It essentially contains the following functions:
- Optimisation of test planning, QM & laboratory processes
- Inspection lot creation (merger, ad-hoc or LIMS)
- Usability and optimisation for production users
- Simplification of sampling & results recording
- QM/PP integration in one transaction
- Single piece or bulk traceability (in-process / inventory)
- Sample management with inventory and quantity movement
- Test certificate cockpit with preview
- Dynamisation according to customer logic and objects
QEASY can be used in different areas such as mining, procurement, account process, production and warehouse and is available in several languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, PT).
The large number of sales items (>250,000) of RHI Magnesita required a flexible as well as an exact solution for the inspection plan and inspection lot generation. The corresponding inspection plans had to be individually adapted to the respective material type, grade, required quality, geometry, the supplier used and the customer’s requirements, and had to be merged according to the requirements at the time of inspection lot generation. At the same time, it was important that the solution is suitable for use at the shop floor level despite the great complexity in inspection planning.
By using the various basic components of the QEASY solution such as silo management, laboratory and traceability, RHI Magnesita is able to achieve its goal of efficient and traceable SAP-supported processes. By combining the individual inspection plans at the time the inspection lot is created, QEASY makes it possible to take into account a wide variety of product requirements, regardless of whether they are a customer request, a government requirement or internal demands.