Planning of changes refers to those changes that are part of everyday business, new programs, changing financial structures, end-of-life of a product and obsolescence of an equipment. All of these changes can affect the QMS.
With BPA, each change request is considered as a project with timing, cost and impacts on the QMS.
Impacted QMS documents can be selected and related document responsible persons will be automatically warned by the system.
Like typical problem solving processes (six sigma, nonconformity and CAPA), 8D or DMAIC project methodologies can be used to follow-up with change requests.
The consequences of the changes have to be understood. Risks and action plans will be defined and monitored in the system to minimize impacts.
BPA makes sure you follow PDCA for any change. KPIs, like project savings, will be periodically monitored.