I work for a small company with about 5 QC personnel. We have a homegrown access program that our QC dept uses but would like to get something off the shelf to replace it so that we do not have to spend time upkeeping it. We design parts and have them made by factories overseas (we are not a manufacturer). We are looking for a program that can help us with basic QC tasks such as first article inspections, ongoing inspections, and QC notices to vendors (non compliance reports, capa, etc.). The way we do our inspections now are simple and it works fine - print out drawing and write down measurements and scan documents back into the QC program. The program we use can attach documents and send emails to vendors if a non-compliance report is necessary. For ongoing inspections, we check several parts but only 'inspect' 1 part per qty ordered. Statistics are not a daily part of our QC department.
Anyone have any suggestions on a basic, low cost program that could work for us? Seems everything I find when searching is meant for bigger enterprises and way more than we need.
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