SAP is very broader term in business. The concept of SAP was come in 1972 by 5 IBM employees in Germany. Basically SAP known for Systems Applications and Products. SAP is generally used by large companies like Microsoft, etc. It is mainly used in providing end to end solutions for manufacturing, logistics, distribution, financial, etc. It also helps to share common information with everyone.
SAP is divided into so many different modules like SAP MM, FI, CO, SD, FSCM, Simple Finance, ABAP, QM, HANA, PP, PS, etc. There training are also available if you are interested in this. One of the best institute that i know, who gives you SAP FICO Online Training, Simple Finance Online Training, SAP FSCM Online Training i.e. Pragna Technologies. Their staff having more than 13 years of experience with them. Their best part is that they provide you online as well as offline training to their students.
Now we are continued with SAP QM module in detail. So firstly understand what is SAP QM? QM stands for Quality Management. Firstly they check the quality of raw material which they receive from their vendors and later during production and post production. It checks the quality of the product before the finished goods are shipped.
Following points can be performed by users during QM –
1. Record the results of the inspection.
2. Record defects, if any.
3. Decide whether to use the material, return it to the vendor, scrap it or rework the material.
Following is the process of SAP QM –
1. Quality Management in Procurement: This process shows how the SAP ERP Quality Management is used to guide the purchasing and Inventory Management activities. This consists fundamentally of releasing supply relationships, source and receiving inspections, managing stocks during quality checks, and quantity documents.
2. Acceptance Inspections: This process describes inspection lot processing. We highlight inspection planning, the determining of inspection samples, printing shop papers for the inspectors, and entering inspection results, which consist of characteristic values and error data. We also describe the settlement of inspection costs.
3. Quality Notifications as Complaints Against the Vendor: In this process, you see how errors found during a quality inspection are analyzed and documented in a quality notification. The measures required to correct the problem include a complaint against the vendor and the processing of returns.
4. Quality Control: Quality control incorporates vendor evaluation, quality analysis in the QM information system, and statistical process control utilizing control charts.
Advantages of SAP QM –
· Process improvement
· Automation of the information flow
· Access to data that has already been maintained
· Monitoring of vendor and customer complaints by implementing corrective tasks in SAP QM quality notifications.