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Bluestreak’s™ Integrated Quality Management System (QMS) ties quality control and quality assurance directly to individual Work Centers and processing steps on the production floor. 

Key Features


Integrated Quality Management:​​​

  • Quickly add Quality testing results with <<Rapid Add Quality>>

  • Pre-loaded with commonly used quality characteristics and the capability to add as many as needed

  • Role-based access control and restricted User viewing controls

  • Control Plan Characteristics (even at the operation level)

  • Integrated Control Plans and Process Rules & Instructions for Operators

  • Photos can be electronically ‘attached’ to Equipment in the system

  • Limit of Liability statement send/sign-off feature

  • Easily build Control Plan templates that streamline Control Plan creation

  • Streamline the creation of Certification statements with default Certs driven by Part, Process or Specification(s) referenced on the Work Order

  • View a complete revision history of a Process (what changed, who made the changes, why changes were made, and what Work Orders are connected to a given revision)

  • Ties Quality Control directly to Production; quickly and easily set up Control Plans attached to each Work Order that define its specific quality and processing requirements, operator instructions, inspection and testing requirements, required data collection, etc.

  • Quality Test result data is stored (Reported Result, Measured, Converted, Rounded) so there is full transparency of the data for verification of how test values were collected and reported.

  • Supports/enables industrial Additive Manufacturing (AM/3D Printing) workflows

  • Product deliveries are automatically grouped by Customer and delivery address to assist the driver, and a single click on the delivery address will provide access to Google Maps

  • Customers and Managers can receive real-time notifications via email and/or text message of when Parts have been picked up, put on a truck for delivery, or have been delivered to their dock and signed off (easily see who accepted the Parts delivery, and verify proof of delivery)

  • Provides manageable user defined Risk Templates with ‘scorable’ risk questions and answers to determine the overall risk in processing a particular Part

  • Can require every Customer Part quoted to have a Risk Analysis completed before the Quote can be printed or emailed out of the system to a Customer

  • Includes the capability that if a “risky” Part is added to a Work Order, a Notification and/or permanent note is generated

  • Satisfies auditors checking for proper Risk Analysis procedures (ISO 9001:2015)



  • Access, create, collaborate, approve and change documents within a single system

  • Version tracking, approvals, notifications, policy administration of quality documentation

  • Ensure that the most current revision of your Quality Manual and operating policies/procedures are centrally located and easily accessible from the shop floor

  • Maintain a detailed, time-stamped and user-identified audit trail for each document (required by certain accreditations, certifications and compliance standards, such as ISO 9001, AS9100, etc.)

  • Allows you to see what revision was ‘active and in force’ for a previous Work Order, Maintenance Order, Certification, Non-Conformance, CAPA, Concern, Quote, Invoice, Audit, etc.

  • Can assign Specifications for “Personnel Viewing” aka ITAR/EAR

  • Can define a list of individuals who must Approve the document, or Acknowledge the newly published document, and electronically send the document prior to being published

  • A daily notification will be sent to any Approvers or Acknowledgers who have yet to review the revision


Work Orders

  • Spreadsheets can be added to a Quote as pricing worksheet

  • Work Order Part serial number control (validates Part quantity)

  • Make Control Plans non-editable or editable on Work Orders, depending upon requirements

  • Attach quality-related media to Work Order Processes, such as racking and loading instructions, instructional videos, pictures, diagrams, etc

  • Attach quoted or standard pricing to Work Order operations, based on any combination of Part Number, Alloy/Material, Process (also quantities and part dimensions via grid/matrices)

  • Orders can contain any number of Containers, Part Numbers, Operation Steps, Certs, Shippers, Notes, Media, Loads, and Quality Control Plan Characteristics

  • intelliPlan™ leverages the power of mini-processes that can be embedded within other Part Processes (allows you to manage a single mini-process that can be used in hundreds of other processes)

  • When building a Process on a Work Order for a new customer part, intelliPlan™ filters the list of possible processes to select from based on required specifications, part information and rules that you manage


Production Floor

  • Automate tracking of each Part in a Work Order through all the required processing steps

  • Monitor all work-in-progress, at every stage of processing, from contract review to shipment

  • Prioritized job list with Entry Date, Promised Date, Requested Date, Delivery Performance Date

  • Gives the User a quick view of all the work within their Work Center queue (work is assigned to the Work Center automatically based on the current operation step specified on the Work Order; when an operation step is complete, the system routes the Parts to the next step in processing)

  • Labor/Indirect Labor tracking functions

  • BoM (bill of material) processing capability

  • Schedule jobs using the Sequencer, Calendar Sequencer or Multi-Equipment Calendar

  • Freeze Processes to prevent changes to the Process when used on a Work Order

  • Specify data collection requirements at each Operation step, if necessary

  • Alert operators with real-time quality notifications via Bluestreak’s Global Communications Hub

  • The WIP History page is a click away, when you require detailed information about every processing step on a Work Order (including captured quality data)

  • Issue and manage Start Load and End Load alerts to notify shop floor personnel of critical information pertaining to an Order, such as mid-processing changes/instructions

  • Can be integrated with existing electronic charting systems  


Equipment Maintenance

  • Manage, plan and schedule the maintenance and use of production equipment

  • Enables predictive maintenance by using the system’s run charts to identify non-random changes in the operating parameters of key process Equipment

  • Provides for lean manufacturing total productive maintenance by providing equipment operators instant feedback allowing personnel to address negative trends before out-of-tolerance conditions occur

  • Track up/down time, labor hours and repair costs.

  • Maintenance can be tied directly into Production and Scheduling

  • Operators can be prevented from using an out-of-service piece of equipment or one scheduled for maintenance

  • Automatically track load counts for specifications that have both time and load variables

  • Maintenance Orders are built using extremely flexible processes that support unlimited steps (and each step can be individually trackable), unlimited media (photos, drawing, schematics, PDF’s, Word documents, Spreadsheets, videos, instructions, or any electronic document)


Advanced Specifications Management

  • Supports management of multiple industry specifications, plus any internal and Prime specifications

  • Attach Specifications to individual operation steps to auto-test personnel, equipment and vendor qualifications

  • Simplifies Work Order processing by linking Quotes and Work Orders to current Specification requirements

  • You are alerted in real-time of a mismatch between Quote and Work Order specifications; when Work Order specifications are superseded by a newer revision or have been obsoleted; when an Operator attempts to process a load without having proper qualifications and/or inadequate documentation of required training; when Equipment is selected, or selection is attempted for Equipment not qualified for the Process or when its qualifications have lapsed; of upcoming requirements for equipment, vendors, or personnel, such as uniformity surveys (TUS), system accuracy tests (SAT), instrument calibration, etc.; or of Vendors who are not qualified for a particular job, or when their qualifications have lapsed.

  • Displays where every document (internal and external) is referenced, so that updating to a new revision is rapid, accurate and fully documented (in Quotes, equipment maintenance, managed QMS documents, Processes, for Employee Training, and Vendor Qualification

  • Generate Certification statements with a single click, auto-populated from Parts, Processes and Specifications

  • Create multiple Certs for a single order, for partial shipments (and amendments to previous Certs)

  • Include all Control Plan Characteristic test results, or select appropriate ones for the Certification

  • Certifications can be approved and signed via an electronic signature from authorized users

  • When the Work Order is complete, the system provides a built-in, robust audit trail documenting conformance to requirements, along with a Process Control Matrix containing all supporting documents/references

  • Provides the ability to respond immediately to auditor or customer conformance inquiries


Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Any Control Plan Characteristic can be configured for SPC

  • SPC has extensible support for statistical rules to help spot trends before a process gets ‘out of control’

  • Provide instant Process feedback to inspection personnel allowing for immediate response to detrimental Process variation

  • When test results are added, the SPC chart is updated in real-time allowing you to see and/or be notified at the time of test entry, if there are any issues with your process

  • IX and MR Charts allow the plotting of single quality characteristics such as case depth and mechanical characteristics

  • Set Control Limits manually at the outset of new Processes and during the initial data collection phase to provide visual aids while creating Processes

  • Simplifies Root Cause Analysis when non-conformances occur by providing data from key operating systems

  • Summary statistics provide critical values such as Cp and Cpk, allowing inspection personnel to efficiently report on Certification and Shipping documents




 Throughput Consulting Inc.
3215 Golf Road #189
Delafield, WI  53018
Tel: 888.785.0509

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