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Empower QLM Essentials Plan
Next Generation Quality Management System
Working better together, even when apart
With customers and suppliers spread throughout various locations, the need for technology that enables virtual engagement and remote collaboration is important.
Empower QLM provides essential tools to effectively manage teams and supply chains irrespective of locality. Completely digitize PPAP, audit, non-conformance, and APQP processes with Empower QLM Essentials. The same work can be done via a computer as it would be done in person thanks to the platform’s secure cloud-based capabilities.
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Additional modules and plans are available to adapt to your needs such as inspection management, cost of poor quality, capacity management, warranty management, remote training, and asset management.
Conduct audits using a secure cloud-based virtual environment.
Use the secure cloud-based virtual environment to conduct remote audits, eliminating the need for in-person meetings.
PPAP Workflow Automation
Everything you need to completely manage PPAP in one central platform.
Completely automate supplier PPAPs, customer PPAPs, and PPAP annual validations and revalidations.
Effectively troubleshoot and resolve non-conformances with automation.
Use problem solving tools and workflows to completely automate suppliers, customers, and internal 8Ds from anywhere.
Scalable APQP & Program Management
Customize program parameters based on specific needs and customer requirements.
Scale program management by centralizing all APQP tasks for full traceability and visibility of your organization at any time, from anywhere.
Provide # of Active Users & Suppliers
Active users are users that are assigned activities (tasks and/or approvals). Empower QLM provides unlimited viewers within your company. Each supplier will be provided one Admin access. The supplier admin can then add supplier users at no additional cost.
Schedule a Time & Date
Request a date and time for the demo and you will receive an email with a calendar invitation.
Receive a Quote
Custom Quote & Software Agreement
The Empower QLM team will send you a quote after the demo including the most value-added modules in alignment with your needs. You will also receive our software agreement.
After receipt of signed purchase order and software agreement, the Empower QLM team will engage with your company to identify the key contacts and start the implementation process.
A selected number of users will try the functionality in a beta environment to confirm everything is setup to your satisfaction.
Train all users and suppliers using a combination of generic and custom examples.
Frequently asked questions
about Empower QLM Essentials
How do I perform audits, PPAPs, and 8Ds remotely?
Empower QLM provides a cloud-based collaboration portal allowing you to manage all processes virtually from anywhere. Self-assessment, offsite, and onsite audits can all be done virtually. PPAP can be automated using smart workflow technology. 8D verifications can be achieved with remote approval management.
The technology offers a template-based solution to simplify audits, PPAPs, and 8Ds by using standards from an existing library. Easily select a template then send an audit, PPAP, or 8D request to suppliers via the portal and monitor progress in real-time. Suppliers can submit all audit responses and evidence, PPAP elements, or 8D elements for evaluation, including attached documents, pictures, and videos.
You can also leverage Empower QLM’s global team to act on your behalf in an onsite, in-person capacity. Use an Empower QLM auditor to conduct onsite audits. Use one of Empower QLM’s certified quality engineers to review PPAP requirements or 8D corrective and preventive actions in-person. In addition, live video sessions can be held for any in-person audit, PPAP, or 8D visit using Empower QLM as the supporting platform.
Empower QLM has scheduling, progress status, and submission performance dashboard features to ensure full visibility, traceability, and transparency of all your requirements.
What tools with live feed can be used to perform a remote audit or remote visit?
Using Empower QLM in conjunction with a live video meeting is a very effective alternative to onsite visits. Some exceptions apply if your customer or standard requirement do not allow remote audits/visits.
- Remote – use self-service tools via Empower QLM Technology to conduct a full virtual visit.
- In-person – you travel to conduct an onsite visit or leverage Empower QLM’s global team to conduct an onsite visit on your behalf.
- Hybrid – conduct an onsite visit in conjunction with a live video session and virtual streaming of the visit.
How can I review and approve an audit without having witnessed the evidence?
With Empower QLM, all evidence can be uploaded and linked to the appropriate sections, including files, pictures, and videos, so evidence is relevant, organized, and available instantly in the cloud, accessible from anywhere.
How do I ensure my team is always using the latest information?
With Empower QLM, not only all the information is stored live in the cloud, smart links connect information and alerts can be initiated to make sure your team is continuously notified as projects are progressing.
Are virtual solutions a complete replacement for in-person, onsite quality activities?
Empower QLM cannot confirm that all customers will accept virtual solutions in lieu of traditional practices for quality management. However, many of Empower QLM’s clients are successfully using the technology (sometimes in conjunction with Empower QLM services) to perform audits, PPAPs and 8Ds remotely.
Does the VDA organization recognize “virtual” audits?
No, VDA still does not recognize virtual/remote audits. Empower QLM has a global team of VDA certified auditors who can support your needs in most countries if an onsite visit is required.