Utilizing The Core Tools

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Critical Concepts to Know About the New IATF 16949® Control Plan Reference Manual

June 17, 2024

A Summary of 4 major areas of impact in the new IATF 16949® Control Plan Reference Manual The new Control Plan Reference Manual was developed and released by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in March 2024.  Issuance as a standalone reference manual emphasizes the importance of the control plan as a critical core tool…

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The New APQP and Control Plan Core Tools are published!

March 15, 2024

The 3rd edition APQP and 1st edition Control Plan Core Tools manuals are published by AIAG  The new Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Control Plan enhanced core tools are now available with all standard languages published at the same time. What was once a manual that included both APQP and Control Plan are now…

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AS9145 – APQP and PPAP for Aerospace

August 8, 2021

APQP and PPAP for AS9100 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,…

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Important Update Regarding the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

October 3, 2019

  2019 Updates For AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbooks From the 2019 AIAG Quality Summit SimpleQuE Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is at the AIAG Quality Summit and shares the latest news regarding the adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda. GM – They noted this will…

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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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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 between AIAG and VDA-QMC

October 4, 2018

  2019 AIAG Core Tools Revision Update 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…

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