Corrective Action Information
Corrective 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
The 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 specific corrective action information such as C/A type, 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 valuable 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 the damage, Etc.
Creating New Corrective Action – Detailed Version
The Detailed Version provides for:
More detail 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 more straightforward 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) Verifying that 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 progresses.
Action Items can continue to be added and managed throughout the entire process. For example, a Single Click operation prepares and sends an Email and 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. This benefit is that it reduces data entry time and eliminates errors.
Completion of Corrective Action – 8D Version
The completion of the 8D version of the corrective action record follows the 8D discipline for problem-solving –