This document explains the process by which the Quality Management System (QMS) based Quality Inspection (QI) specifications can be associated with Grower Agreements as a means to ensuring that all required tests are executed during the growing period at the area of origin, and connected with the agreement line.
All required QI requests are associated with a Grower Agreement based on the setup on the agreement line.
QI tests for Grower Agreements are connected at agreement line only and are not inherited by the purchase order or the item lot. There is no impact to or connections with future lots received on purchase lines connected to agreement lines.
Settings required for QMS usage
Module 'Grower Contract Management' is selected on the K panel of 'Company. Connect Division' (MNS100).
QMS quality management module is activated.
Agreement is of type Grower Agreement.
Agreement line has been created. For Grower Agreements this is an item number based agreement line for the required crop or livestock.
QI test specifications required for the Grower Agreement have been defined by:
Flagging the specification as Grower agrmt in the E panel of 'Specification. Open' (QMS200).
Connecting the specification to the item of the agreement line, or the item’s quality group.
Although not enforced by the system, it is recommended that the QI specifications have been created with meaningful names that allow the user to easily identify the grower and region it is applicable to.
The facility where to connect the QMS request has been entered in the E panel of 'Purchase Agreement. Open' (PPS100).
Implement QMS functionality for Grower Agreements
Attach one or more quality inspection (QI) tests to agreement line:
View existing QI specs on agreement line:
Delete agreement lines with QI specifications: