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Tracking changes of an inspection plan without ECM

Question :-

We need to track down changes made to an inspection plan; i.e. who did what and when. I know that I can see the last change in the header page (administrative data) and related documents (for material) in Object history but this is not what I need. So, is it possible to store and review changes without implementing engineering change management? If we have to implement ECM - what functionalities of it?

Answer :-

We have tested ECM and we dediced to use it, the most important advantage (in my opinion), are:

1. Track all the changes in the object (Inspection Plan): When, what, who, etc.
2. You could programing all the changes for a especific date, and evaluate each change before of release it.
3. Only the user that knows the Authorization Number, can do the changes.

Finally, the funcionalitie could be easy to use or could be so "burocratic" (I hope be clear); for example: you can release an authorization for all the changes or release one authorization for each change. Also you can define that each Authorization must be released in one step or and all steps that you define (user status).

We decide to start with a esay way and in the future evaluate a better practice.


Defect recording and catalog profile

Question :-

I don't find reason why our system uses standard catalog profile , when we activate notification during defect recording in results recording. I have assigned our own catalog profile to notification type which is used in production (inspection type 03) and it works when manually activating. But.. when activation is made during results recording , it brings allways standard
profile Qm...00001.

The problem is quite awkward, because we have almost all type of catalogs in use and there is lot of catalogs under catalog types.

Answer :-

You must also set the catalog profile for the Defect Report Type.

Use following IMG Path:
QM, Quality Notifications, Defects Recording (then choose Define Defect Report Type).

choose your Report Type and you'll see where you assign the catalog profile.

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