Work towards Total Quality Management
with FMEA and PLP based on SAP!


In order for companies to remain competitive in the future, it is especially important that they can continue to achieve improvements in quality. Of especial importance here is defect minimisation and the reduction of lifecycle costs that rise with each step along the supply chain. The continuous quality improvement process should also be supported by a software-based system.

Thanks to its centralised management and maintenance of master data, FMEA with SAP offers the advantage that this data can be used universally. This avoids having separate interfaces to external software and solutions, which in turn guarantees data integrity, ensuring that the information is completely free of redundancy.

In addition to the connection to Complaints Management, , the use of the cross-component authorisation concept and the consistent linking of the FMEA in production control plans as well as work and inspection plans, a constant up-to-dateness of the data is ensured, which minimises errors due to outdated or inconsistent data.

The production control plan is primarily intended to control the quality process. This means the plan contains inspection procedures and tools and also inspection frequencies for the product/process characteristics applied from the FMEA system, to provide an optimum level of control for quality.Thanks to the integrated IT solution with SAP, both communication and knowledge management along the supply chain can be simplified and improved over the long term.

If one considers the future viability of SAP QM functions, which are subject to continuous improvement, a decision to implement FMEA and PLP on the basis of a SAP system is a promising course to chart towards Total Quality Management.

The functionalities of FMEA and PLP are available in SAP ECC as well as in SAP S/4HANA. The new app “Manage FMEAs” can be used to access the requirements from the harmonisation of AIAG & VDA, which are continuously being implemented.


Use our experience as specialists for FMEA and PLP with SAP QM

  • Over 25 years of expertise in the implementation of quality management with SAP, as well as the conceptual design of QM, QC and QA processes
  • Long-standing collaboration with SAP as a partner specialising in QM
  • Quality management know-how spanning several industries
  • A wealth of expertise in regulatory requirements
Matthias Bothe

Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager
Life Sciences, Chemie and Medical Engineering
phone: +49 681 93 666 0

Matthias Bothe
Carsten Buri

CEO and Director Sales & Marketing, DHC Switzerland

phone: +41 44 500 888 7

Carsten Buri
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20. April
DHC & LSA Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Transformation and Validation in the Life Sciences Industry

Learn everything about phases for the system transformation (system conversion) of an SAP ECC to S/4HANA with integrated validation.

28. April
DHC web session (in German)

Integrated LIMS with QM in SAP S/4HANA

The web session gives an overview of the different QM functions in SAP and their integration into logistics.

05. Mai
DHC web session (in German)

Validation of Microsoft Dynamics 365

What validation requirements arise when using Microsoft Dynamics 365 in a regulated environment.


Our web sessions are provided as a free service for DHC customers and potential customers.