Product audit is one of the quality management tools that helps organizations maintain a high standard of manufactured parts, and thanks to proper implementation, it allows to increase customer satisfaction by minimizing the risk of quality problems.
VDA Information Security Assessment, stands as a foundational questionnaire tool designed to comprehensively assess information security management within the automotive industry. This robust assessment tool plays a pivotal role in evaluating and enhancing the security measures adopted by organizations.
Every organization, regardless of its size, must be ready to adapt and improve its processes. One of the key tools that help companies in this process is the Lesson Learned system - a collection of knowledge and experience from past projects and activities.
Product quality plays a key role in the success of any company, especially in the automotive industry. Customers expect increasingly higher quality standards, and competition is constantly growing. Therefore, the role of the Supplier Quality Engineer becomes extremely important.
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).
In today's world, ensuring product quality should be one of the key elements of business. To achieve this goal, companies use various tools, including SPC - Statistical Process Control, which allows for monitoring production processes and enables the proactive identification of errors and faulty processes.
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.
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.
Quality management systems auditing plays an extremely important role in ensuring that production processes comply with standards and meet customer expectations. In this context, the competencies of internal auditors become a key aspect of performing audits effectively and efficiently.
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.
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.
Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a powerful tool used by industries to monitor and manage their processes, ensuring consistency and quality in production. At the heart of SPC lies the concept of normal distribution. Understanding the characteristics and implications of this aspect is essential for effective process control and optimization.