In scope are all quality measurement directives from the Enterprise through CAD, PLM, MES, ERP, SCM, and QMS systems or software. Initial focus will be product design, or Computer-Aided Design (CAD), languages, whether standard, quasi-proprietary, and proprietary, which are intended to be used downstream for planning and executing various measurements to ensure product quality.
The QMDirectives WG will participate with all relevant CAD language development groups including those groups working on true standards (e.g., AP203, AP214) and those groups involved with proprietary or quasi-proprietary specifications to ensure harmony with other working group content. The QMDirectives WG will particularly drive “CAD + semantic PMI” efforts, these being so important for automatic (digital) use of CAD for downstream quality measurement. Currently there is such an effort within the ISO STEP and PDES organizations. Members of this working group should be closely involved or aware of the output and progress of these groups, ideally guiding those efforts to make sure quality measurement planning requirements are address in their CAD + semantic PMI efforts. As other Enterprise-level software systems, such as PLM, MES, ERP, and QMS, define Quality measurement directives in digital format, the QMDirectives WG will need to join with these efforts so that the information defined is consistent with downstream requirements for quality measurement.
Quality Measurement Directives are the source of requirements for quality measurements, so there needs to be a consonance between the content and format of those directives and the requirements of CAQ systems. A working group to define those requirements and maintain harmony between disparate standards is necessary for the QIF to succeed.
A set of quality measurement requirements for upstream processes such as design and quality management and to ensure that the requirements are delivered to the correct standards bodies and which hopefully get integrated into key standards such as AP242, ISO 16949, and AS9102.