CQI-12 Coating System Assessment

In many automotive manufacturing companies producing parts by using special processes, it's mandatory to apply the guidelines contained in the CQI-12 manual. This is required by, among others: such clients as Ford, General Motors and Stellantis (xFCA).

First-off part validation - tests performed by quality engineer

First-off part validation – What mistakes to avoid

First-off part validation is an activity aimed at preventing the possibility of producing a nonconform production batch and by this, it's an important element of the production process release strategy. For this reason, during defining and implementing of this activity, it is worth knowing what mistakes not to make.

Measurement Systems Analysis

Measurement Systems Analysis

Conducting measurement system analysis is required wherever measurement data is utilized. In the automotive industry, two main reference manuals published by the AIAG and VDA organizations are primarily used.

Root Cause Analysis - team members meeting

Root Cause Analysis – The Key to Problem Solving

In a complex landscape of challenges, companies often find that superficial solutions do not meet the expectations for long-term results. The answer lies in Root Cause Analysis, which allows delving beneath visible symptoms and reaching the root causes.

SIPOC diagram

SIPOC – Guide to Improving Organizational Processes

In the realm of process improvement and quality management, SIPOC is a tool that can contribute to the success of an organization by enhancing the understanding and effectiveness of processes. In this article, we explain what the SIPOC diagram is, present its benefits, and also demonstrate how it can be applied to streamline processes effectively.