The second edition of the CQI-15 manual covers the latest and most frequently used welding methods and techniques to ensure a consistent management system for welding processes in production facilities and services.
DOJO term comes from Japanese and defines a place for combat sports training. The automotive industry borrowed this phrase and used it to perform onboarding training for production employees. The very idea relates to the transfer of all necessary knowledge "off the production line" before the employee starts working in the standard cycle at the station.
Risk analysis are defined activities aimed at achieving a better result of the production facility. It should also be remembered to properly integrate them in the Quality Management System (QMS) in relation to the given business processes.
The use of the above document is mentioned both in the VDA Field Failure Analysis manual and in the customer standards. This is primarily about BMW and Daimler, which mention Failure / action / effectivness as one of the tools used in warranty returns management.
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is one of the key activities in the pre-launch phase. It's also culmination activity for Advanced Quality Planning (APQP). In order to properly prepare for it, we should remember a few basic rules.
In above article, we present fourth part of the series related to English phrases and abbreviations for suppliers producing components for automotive.
The last step during problem solving using the 8D methodology is step D8. It refers to the recognition of the team's contribution. One of the stages that can be assigned to it is the Closing Audit, which ensures the certainty of an effective analysis.
Core tools are recognized as a standard in the entire automotive industry. They are the basic components of the Quality Management System (QMS), which guarantees the production of conform components delivered on time to the customer.
Just like in team games, during problem solving without the right team with the right skills, we'll not be able to go through the entire analysis process at the time - or at best it will be very difficult.
One of the problem solving steps is the root cause definition. An alternative to this phase analysis is the double Ishikawa diagram, which is performed for two scenarios: why the problem happened and why it was not detected.
FORD SCCAF is used in the process of Special Characteristics selecting, identifying and supervising. It contains data from DFMEA and PFMEA and, thanks to the involvement of key functions (Ford PD, STA, supplier) early in the life of the project, allows to reduce the risk associated with a lack of quality.
One of the plant key indicators is the customer complaints number. Additionally, some plants are using an indicator referring to ppm. What mistakes shouldn't be made during complaints management? This aspect is explained in the article.