Powerway Introduces APQP Advantage

Complete solution for product quality documentation

Indianapolis, IN -Jan. 24, 2002-To help automotive suppliers facing increasing pressures from the marketplace improve product quality and reduce costs, Powerway, Inc. today introduced APQP Advantage.

An integrated package of software and services built on Powerway Suite 2000, APQP Advantage streamlines document creation, control, consistency and distribution to enable suppliers to meet increasingly rigorous Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and customer-specific requirements while reducing administrative and other non-value added costs.

At the same time, suppliers are assured that their documentation is accurate prior to customer Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submission and at each quality gate throughout the APQP process. With APQP Advantage, cross-functional team members are provided notifications of at-risk items such as missing documents or inconsistent information between documents.

"In these lean times, suppliers are being asked to do more with less resources," Powerway CEO Mike Campbell explained. "The amount of time that small and middle-market suppliers spend preparing documentation to meet customer requirements is extremely time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming.

"APQP Advantage is designed to allow suppliers to spend more time on producing quality products and less time on costly paperwork," Campbell said.

Powerway APQP Advantage Features

  • Document creation with auto structure and formatting

  • Document control

  • Data linkage between documents

  • Management of support documents

  • Internet or Intranet publishing

  • Document/Project validation

  • Point and Click PPAP

  • Corrective Action

    APQP Advantage also includes training and services to provide quicker time-to-value.

    About Powerway, Inc.

    Powerway, Inc., a privately held technology company founded in 1987, provides collaborative e-business solutions, leading-edge software and professional services for improving quality and engineering performance within the enterprise and throughout the supply network. Powerway currently has offices in Indianapolis, London and Mexico City, and approximately 250 employees worldwide. Its list of 3,500 customers spans the automotive, general transportation, appliance and process industries.

    To learn more about Powerway APQP AdvantageTM and register for an upcoming Webinar, visit Powerway's Web site at www.powerwayinc.com.

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