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Quality plan / R&M format - Welding assemblies, hemmer assemblies, fastening systems

M

mibusha

#1
We design and build welding assemblies, hemmer assemblies and fastening systems. As a TE supplier we are registering to ISO 9001 TE with a pre-assessment in January,99.

We have been doing Control Plans and FMEAs (actually catching up on them with a combination of workshops and classes).

I know we have to have a quality plan and we have to design in R&M. Basically I am using pages 2-2 through 2-5 in the R&M Guidelines (SAE).

My question is: What form or format does the quality plan and/or R&M take? Do all five stages appear on a Gantt chart? Must I document, for example, LCC calculations? Or should I write the procedure (our quality plan and/or R&M)in text form and note each document as it is mentioned in the text? We do most of the TE requirements but have not done a good job of documenting them.

As you can see I could use some advice on this. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Michael
 

Marc

Captain Nice
Staff member
Admin
#3
My experience with Quality Plans ranges from product specific plans to general design & development plans. In the ISO and QS world a 'quality plan' can be a series of systems, if you will. That is to say I don't always see a specific written 'quality plan' per se.

In QS it is your APQP system and related events. Yup - Design and Process FMEAs, control plans, flow diagrams, design reviews, verification, validation - all these together form your 'quality plan' in adduition to other things you do (eg: Quality Function Deployment, customer surveys, how nonconforming product is handled [yes - production features may be a part] etc.).

As long as you can show equivalances in your systems to the 'phases', you should be in gear.

I can't speak to the R&M issue.
 
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