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Corrective Action Information

Corrective Action Menu 

Corrective Action Software Preventive Action Menu

The Corrective Action Menu tab is used to:

Create a new corrective action

View existing corrective actions

Send out emails for open corrective actions

Send out emails for open action items

And view reports.

Creating New Corrective Action – Simple Version

Creation of a Corrective Action is a simple process. Two versions of the Corrective Action forms are available for use – Simple and Detailed.

Both versions have typical corrective action information such as C/A type such as Internal, Supplier (SCAR), or Customer Requested; and C/A Initiator, Recipient, Owner, Initiation Date, Due Date, Reason for Initiation of the corrective action and the Description of Problem or Finding.

Additional fields of Part Number, Work Order Number, Customer Name, Vendor / Supplier Name, Purchase Order Number, Sales Order Number, Suggested Action and Containment are available, and useful depending on the corrective action initiated.

An Unlimited number of files can be linked to the corrective action. Typical uses are linking Audit reports/findings, accident/incident/ nonconformance reports, Emails, procedures, policies, work instructions, pictures of damage and Etc.

Corrective Action Software Corrective Action Entry

Creating New Corrective Action – Detailed Version

Corrective Action Software Corrective Action Detailed Entry

The Detailed Version provides for:

More detaial regarding the Containment information.

Identifying Owners for the Root Cause Analysis and, Containment Action.

And, separating the Containment related files from the main corrective action files.

Completion of Corrective Action – Simple Version

The Simple Version Option of the Corrective Action Record follows a simpler corrective action process, without missing the fundamentals of:

a) Documenting corrective actions.

b) Determining the root cause(s). – The 5 Why approach to determining root cause is provided.

c) Planning and Implementing the corrective actions.

d) Verifing the corrective actions have been implemented.

e) Verify the effectiveness of the corrective actions.

But the Simple Version Option of our Corrective Action Record does provide the standard features of this software which include:

Files can continue to be linked to the corrective action as it advances through the process.

Action Items can continue to be added and managed throughout the entire process. A Single Click operation prepares and sends an Email, as well as an Action Item to the Action Owner.

A Single Click operation to prepare and send an Email to the Recipient and the Team, where appropriate.

A Single Click operation to preview and print a Corrective Action.

A Single Click operation to prepare a Corrective Action Excel template that can be sent to Suppliers to be filled out by Supplier for a Supplier Corrective Action.

A Single Click operation to Import the Suppliers Response of Root Cause, Corrective Actions, Evidence of Implementation of Corrective Actions and Verification of Effectiveness. The benefit of this reduces time in data entry and eliminates data entry errors.

Corrective Action Software Completion Simple Version

Completion of Corrective Action – 8D Version

Corrective Action Software Completion 8D Version

The completion of the 8D version of the corrective action record follows the 8D discipline for problem solving –

 

D0: Plan

D1: Add a Team

D2: Define and describe the problem

D3: Develop interim containment plan; implement and verify interim actions

D4: Determine, Identify, and Verify Root Causes and Escape Points

D5: Choose and Verify Permanent Corrections (PCs) for problem/nonconformity
D6: Implement and Validate Corrective Actions

D7: Take Preventive Measures

D8: Congratulate your team

The 8D is a more in-depth approach to a corrective action. The ability to identify owners of the steps of the process helps to keep the process moving to closure.

All of the features of the Simple approach are available in the 8D version.

A re-cap of those features include:

Files can continue to be linked to the corrective action as it advances through the process.

5 Why approach to determining root cause is provided.

Action Items can continue to be added and managed throughout the entire process. A Single Click feature Prepares and Sends an Action Item to the Action Owner.

A Single Click process to Prepare and Send an Email to the Recipient and the Team, where appropriate

A Single Click process to Preview and Print the Corrective Action.

A Single Click operation to Prepare a Corrective Action Excel template that can be sent to Suppliers to be filled out by Supplier for a Supplier Corrective Action.

A Single Click operation to Import the Suppliers Response of Root Cause, Corrective Actions, Evidence of Implementation of Corrective Actions and Verification of Effectiveness. The benefit of this reduces time in data entry and the eliminates data entry errors.