Utilizing The Core Tools

Learn how to utilize the AIAG Core Tools and common quality methods (APQP, FMEA, MSA/GR&R, PPAP and SPC) to drive improvement.

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Important Update Regarding the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

October 3, 2019

From the 2019 AIAG Quality Summit SimpleQuE Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is at the AIAG Quality Summit and shares the latest news regarding adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda. GM – They noted this will be a significant transition for their company and need to…

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Get Ready for AIAG and VDA FMEA Overview Training

July 8, 2019

SimpleQuE is now offering AIAG & VDA FMEA Overview Training.  AIAG and VDA collaborated to completely rewrite their Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manuals into a single AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, using a process-oriented approach to meet the requirements of both industry groups.  This one-day session provides an overview of the newly released…

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The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets!

June 4, 2019

The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets! So what should automotive suppliers do now that the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is available? Review the new Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook. Begin to identify the gaps in your current FMEA development process to determine how to meet the new…

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AS9145 – APQP and PPAP for Aerospace

June 3, 2019

The aerospace standard AS9145 was released in 2016 and titled “Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)”.  Aerospace adopted the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) APQP concepts and applied a common-sense approach in fitting these to the Aerospace industry.  While there are some differences, the theme, purpose, and concepts…

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The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

April 29, 2019

AIAG and VDA have collaborated to completely rewrite their Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manuals into a single AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, using a process-oriented approach to meet the requirements of both industry groups.  The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook (first of the core tool series), was released in June 2019.  This publication…

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

Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration between AIAG and VDA-QMC

October 4, 2018

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 AIAG 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),…

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