QM: Characteristic Data from Materials in the Production Chain

Description

As of Release 4.0A, you can print the characteristic data for materials in the production chain on a quality certificate.
The system evaluates the batch where-used list for this purpose when it creates the certificate.

As a prerequisite, all materials must be maintained in batches and the system must update the batch where-used list.
Stock transfers are not taken into consideration.

You can specify which materials will be considered in a list in the certificate profile. If you want the inspection data to be printed on the certificate, you can specify additional criteria for each material to limit the selection of the inspection lots or partial lots. If you want the system to read data from the batch classification, you only specify the materials.
Two list are available for this purpose. One list applies to the inspection data, while the other relates to the data from the batch classification.
To help you enter data, the system has a function that you can use to select materials from the BOM explosion.
The sequence in which you list the materials determines the sequence in which the system searches the batches in the production run for suitable characteristic data when it creates the certificate.

To select the characteristics for which you want the system to read the inspection data or batch data in the production chain, you enter the corresponding data origins for the results or specifications in the characteristics.
Master inspection characteristics always refer to the list of materials for the inspection data, while the general characteristics always refer to the list of materials for the batch classification data.

If you know the material from which the data for a characteristic originates, you can specify this material in the characteristic.

When the system generates the certificate, it creates a batch where-used list for the certificate-relevant product. The number of batches the system finds is limited by the table of materials in the certificate profile. For the remaining batches, the system searches for specifications or values for the corresponding characteristics, based on the sequence specified in the certificate profile.

Further notes

The function described in this release note only addresses the requirement for printing characteristics for materials in the production chain on a certificate. The function for passing on properties to subsequent batches (for example, for batch determination) is not covered in this release note.