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Control Plan
 Planning Suite for DFSS

Process Management

Qualica's Control Plan provides a framework for Process Management based on AIAG (Automotive International Action Group) and earlier PFQ (Planning For Quality) approaches. A Process Characteristics Matrix is used to map required Design Parameters to Process Steps and to prioritize Process Steps. Next Failure Modes, Effects and Causes are identified in a Process FMEA. Then a Control Plan is developed documenting the appropriate process control strategies to ensure requirements are met:

  • Process Management
  • Process
    Control Plan
  • Process Mgmt
  • Process
  • Characteristics


Control Plan Flow

Control Plan Worksheet

control plan

The Process Management Editor permits editing PFMEA, Control Plan, and Characteristics Matrix relationships on a single page:

Process Management Editor

Process FMEA Worksheet


Process Characteristics Matrix linking Characteristics (Design Parameters to be controlled) to Process Steps:

Characteristics Matrix


Process Management with Qualica Planning Suite

  • Process Management Editor for Control Plan, PFMEA, and Characteristics Matrix
  • Process Failure Modes referenced from Control Plan
  • Fully editable FMEA and special/critical characteristics scales
  • Customizable worksheet format