Cogence provides support for the complete APQP Product Development Framework. Cogence includes all the techniques and processes needed to full support APQP. Organizations that use Cogence for APQP can reduce time to market and successfully meet upstream (OEM) customer and compliance requirements.
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Cogence is an ideal solution for implementing and supporting Production Part Approval Process. PPAP process is designed in Cogence as a cross-functional process and incorporates all the activities and information that are needed to successfully complete and submit to upstream customers.
Engineering Change Management
Engineering and manufacturing changes are a fact of life in the automotive industry. Ability to coordinate engineering and manufacturing changes effectively is essential to reduce errors and speed up implementation. Cogence is an ideal solution for implementing the engineering and manufacturing change process cross-functionally as well as for connecting all the systems (Design, PLM, ERP, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Execution systems) that play a role in Engineering and Manufacturing Change Management.
Continuous Improvement Processes
No industry practices Continuous Improvement better than the automotive industry. Cogence has out of the box cross-functional process templates for product/process improvement requests, customer complaints, warranty requests, return materials, corrective action requests, non-conformances and deviations. In addition, Cogence supports different types of root cause analyses as part of continuous improvement processes.