The Q-SYS Specifications module is what drives the Q-SYS Pack Quality Control module. It specifies what quality assessments are to be performed, what product identification information can or must be entered, and the targets, validation and limits applied to the entered results.
Specifications are set up for each raw material and product. Specifications are uniquely numbered, as are all versions; the history of all changes is retained by Q-SYS. Each version can also include documentation of any changes, and Q-SYS provides an alerting feature when a revised specification comes into effect.
Comprehensive facilities for entering specifications for each quality assessment including maximum, minimum, upper and lower warning limits and upper and lower mandatory limits. Each limit can also have a customised on-screen or spoken message defined, which QC’s and operators see as they enter assessments.
Q-SYS uses this information to highlight results automatically, determine whether a material can be accepted or a product released, and alert technicians and managers to issues.
Specifications, and all versions can be printed or exported in any format to provide customer reports, management review information or operator checklists.
The Specifications module is also shared by LIMS and Quality Logging, as well as PQC. This means that, for example, if you are conducting on-line quality and weight checks using this module, and also testing products in the laboratory, the same specification is used for everything.
- Staff are prompted to carry out the correct checks
- The correct number of packs are weighed/ checked
- Results are highlighted and customised messages displayed
- Staff are warned if a specification has recently changed