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Inspection Software For All Kinds of Businesses

Inspections Module

Inspections can play a key role in your overall quality plan for a given part, and with TLM Fusion Technology, Inspections can be linked to all the other areas of your quality management system that can affect making inspection activity easier, faster and more accurate.

These links include:

  • Importing Lot, Serial, Packslip, and other Purchase Order Data for easy drop down selection.
  • Importing PO data from organic PO records in TLM, or PO data imported from ERP such as Epicor or any other accounting ERP system.
  • Inspection results can be linked to Non-conforming material reports when neccessary.

Any Industry, Any Inspection Type!

Whatever industry you are in, Total Lean Management (TLM) Software can help you ensure the final product being shipped to your customers is going to meet their expectations, as well as lower the costs required to produce error free products. 

Custom fields, and system settings can be used to configure the level of complexity or simplicity that is appropriate for your inspection activities.

This includes the ability to:

  • Define AQL levels and automatically populate sampling quantities.
  • Define Inspection templates by inspection type and part number.
  • Support both in-process as well as receiving or final inspections.
  • Report on variation trends by dimension.
  • Integrated with other TLM modules such as:
    • Purchase Orders
    • Work Order Operations
    • Inspection Templates

Inspection Module

The Best of Both Worlds – Robust Features yet Simple and User Friendly.

Total Lean Management (TLM) Software provides a dual technology, upstream/downstream digital landscape to both easily create and find needed records, AND connect records that are a result of work flows, such as Purchase Orders, Receiving Inspections, Non-conforming materials, Suppliers, and Corrective Actions.
  • Define inspection tasks at the level of detail suitable for your operation.
  • System Settings and custom fields allow field specific configuration.
  • Rapid updates allow adjustments during implementation.
  • Approve inspection templates by part, revision, and inspection type.
  • Robust web app reporting.

The Inspection Module can make up for inadequate ERP quality functionality through integration.
  •  Connection Manager is configured to import the specific data needed.
  •  TLM then makes PO Line Items, or ERP NCR data available for inspectors.
  •  TLM Automatically imports as much data as possible for easy, accurate inspection records.
  • All Inspection events are rolled up to the TLM Dashboard.

  • TLM provided Email notifications after Inspection are assigned (if needed).

  • Inspectors can log time spent on individual Inspection Jobs.

  • TLM allows you to create that sweet spot of record detail for maximum efficiency.

  • Create Inspection Templates by Part, Revision, and Inspection Type.

  • TLM Automatically loads the required checklist when the inspection type is selected.

  • AQL settings and Inspection quantities can auto load the sampling plan.

  • Images can be attached or linked to the Inventory/Part record being inspected.

  • Inspections from Purchase Order receipts can post accepted quantities into Inventory (Qty/Location/Availability records).

Fusion Technology is what happens when information integration creates a higher-level management system beyond individual workflows. The Inspection Software Module in TLM incorporates this technology by integrating with other TLM solutions to create a Total Lean Management Software approach that provides all stakeholders with a picture of inter-related QMS Software events across your entire organization.

It also serves to create the foundation of your company’s digital landscape which saves you as much as possible from purchasing disconnected stand alone software, and provides the technical support for integrating other information systems when necessary.

All TLM software modules are rolled up to a user specific dashboard and summaries of each user's dashboard can be automatically emailed to ensure QMS activities are scheduled and prioritized accordingly.

In addition, the TLM dashboard helps users navigate to where tasks are performed, making it easy for new users to adopt the software without having to pay for extra training before being able to put TLM software to work for your company.

The Inspection Module within your quality management system software provides your company with the ability to organize, track, schedule and perform inspection activities that are critical for ensuring the products being shipped to customers meet all required specifications.

Analyze Trends:  Control chart trend reporting allows the quality team to look for variations that might suggest investigations are needed for any number of root causes to include:

  • Issues with vendors.
  • Equipment Calibration and Maintenance.
  • Production Methods.
  • Operator Training/Competency.

Of all the factors that drive human behavior, whether positive or negative, none are as universal as the need to evolve, whether we are conscious of it or not.

Your management team can create impressive organizational growth by harnessing this basic element of the human experience and the TLM Inspection software has all of the key tools that will make your QMS software successful.

By organizing key aspects of how work is done, managers can use TLM Inspection software to empower employees to participate in finding opportunities for improvement and customer satisfaction while maintaining approval control to ensure additional risks aren’t introduced.

The TLM Inspection software module ensures these efforts are well organized, linked to all other aspects of the QMS software that might be related, and assigned to ensure employees who rise to the occasion can be recognized accordingly, and are motivated to do so as a result.

Historically the decision to implement ISO was driven by the consequences of NOT being ISO certified when competitors were using ISO certification to win new business from customers who needed confidence in their supplier’s ability to consistently meet requirements.

This resulted in a lot of paper based systems set up by various “consultants” that advocated vague procedures that could technically meet the requirements of the ISO standard, but in reality did very little to improve quality or any other aspect of the business.

Times have changed, and the introduction of QMS software allowed organizations to take a different approach to their quality system and instead of wasting tons of time and money for little benefit, they are using their QMS to improve all aspects of the business.

At least the companies who could afford the high cost of most QMS software.

The whole point of ISO based quality standards is to address the minimum risks across every aspect of the business that could have consequences to customer satisfaction.  Unfortunately, by calling them “quality” standards, a misperception developed over the years that caused managers to think of quality as something the “quality department” was responsible for.

Total Lean Management (TLM) Software corrects this misperception by acting as an integrated management tool not only for compliance but as the framework for how a company evolves.  Audit management software can be a vital component of this evolution, provided it is integrated with all the other aspects of the business to make auditing easier, faster, and more insightful.

There is Only One Type of Quality Management System


Over the last 20 years TLM has discovered a very basic truth when it comes to information management systems such as your eQMS, no two companies have the exact same needs.

In fact, the two biggest risks in the software selection process is either selecting software that is not flexible enough to manage information that is unique, and important to your workflow, thus forcing work arounds, or other concessions that effectively add waste to your business.

The other mistake is getting stuck with comprehensive, but inflexible systems due to their web based cloud hosting design, which forces a one size fits all approach to meeting customer needs.

And while one size might fit some, it might not fit all your needs when in the long run your understanding of those needs evolves and improves.

Total Lean Management Software, by definition, recognizes this fact, and addresses it through a dual technology, upstream / downstream user landscape approach to meeting the needs of both your upstream and downstream user types.  This is combined with our tiered approach to addressing newly discovered customer needs, making sure the software works in alignment with your business systems the day after your purchase, and for all the years ahead.

These measures include:

Custom fields

Allows you to adapt the software to your company’s terminology.

System Settings

Allows you to choose which features are applied to your process.

Rapid update cycles

Incorporating employee feedback into the continuous improvement cycle creates a synergistic effect on moral, engagement, and productivity.

Development Projects

This capability provides insurance that your system will never leave you stuck after discovering unknown needs after implementation.

High levels of interlinking

By implementing and combining modules in way that might be unique to your business or work flows.

World class customer support

Evolution is a team effort, and the whole team behind TLM enjoys helping companies comply with regulations, manage risk, continuously improve, and maintain a steady growth rate.

Help Files can be Linked to your Controlled Work Instructions

This unique TLM feature allows you to link individual screens in TLM to your own controlled procedures or work instructions for that area of the software (if needed).

Why TLM is your Best QMS Software Choice

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