Automotive

Process Ownership 101

KRAGUJEVAC, SERBIA - CIRCA APRIL 2012: Workers assembles cars at Fiat Cars Serbia factory, circa April 2012 in Kragujevac.

Identifying process owners and understanding their significance in a quality management system is one of the most critical aspects in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.  Once the processes of your management system are defined the next step is to identify who has the responsibility for the performance of those processes.  This step replaces…

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November 2018 Automotive News

Headlines In November, Cherie Reiche of the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) announced that the release of the revised Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual has been pushed out to the end of 1st or early 2nd quarter 2019.  This AIAG and VDA-QMC collaboration will eventually revise all of the core tools. Also this month, the International Automotive Task…

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Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration – By Kim Roan

Coming Soon Core Tools – an International Collaboration - By Kim Roan - SimpleQuE

On the heels of the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949, the AIAG (USA) and VDA-QMC (Germany) are collaborating to improve the automotive Core Tools.  These Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system and include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure…

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IATF 16949 Certification – The Automotive Quality Standard

IATF 16949 is the global standard recognized by the automotive industry. IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements (QMS) for the design and development, production assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products including products with embedded software. The focus of this standard and IATF16949 certification is the development of a QMS that provides for continual…

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MAQMSR Consultant / MAQMSR Compliance

MAQMSR – Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements Certification to ISO9001 with Compliance to other customer-defined QMS (Quality Management System) requirements such as MAQMSR through second-party audits is a first step to IATF 16949 Certification for the Automotive Industry ISO 9001:2015 is in place to assure effective quality management systems for manufacturing industries around the…

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Not ready for IATF Certification? MAQMSR May Be an Option

For automotive suppliers who are having a difficult time meeting the requirements of the new IATF 16949 quality standard, Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) may be an option you want to consider in conjunction with ISO 9001 certification.  With initial audit results coming in from certification bodies, it is evident…

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