Automotive Courses

Overview

Quality management within the automotive sector places rigorous and challenging demands to all organisations involved. Generally, registration to, or compliance with, a recognised quality system such as ISO/TS 16949 is expected of companies operating at any level or tier within this supply chain.

We offer an extensive range of relevant quality management services, including training, assistance with implementation and ongoing management of your system.

Courses

ISO/TS 16949

Global Automotive Quality System: ISO/TS 16949

Course Description

This course explains the requirements of the global automotive quality system ISO/TS 16949 and offers guidance as to how these requirements may be satisfied.

Duration/Delivery Mode

System development course: Typically 2 to 3 days.
Awareness/Overview: Typically 1 day; Workforce briefings: Typically 1 to 2 hrs.

Target Audience

System development course: Managers, and process owners who are responsible for implementing the ISO/TS 16949 system.
Awareness/Overview: Senior Managers who will be supporting and overseeing the ISO/TS 16949 implementation process.
Workforce briefings: All personnel whose work activities are within the scope of the ISO/TS 16949 system.

Benefits

  • Helps your organisation to understand and implement a quality system which has global recognition.
  • Understand how ISO/TS 16949 can be used to improve your business processes and satisfy the requirements of your customers.
  • Gain an awareness of the rules which apply to registration and maintenance of the ISO/TS 16949 system.

Course Summary

  • ISO/TS 16949 requirements
    • Section 4: Quality Management System
    • Section 5: Management Responsibility
    • Section 6: Resource Management
    • Section 7: Product Realisation
    • Section 8: Measurement, Analysis & Improvement
  • The core tools
  • Implementation & registration process for ISO/TS 16949

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ISO/TS 16949 Audit

Quality System Audit for ISO/TS 16949

Course Description

This course explains the process approach to internal audit required by the global automotive quality system ISO/TS 16949. A formal assessment of each participant’s performance and understanding is included, and where possible, a ‘live’ audit is carried out by the participants to enhance their learning experience.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically 3 days.

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Personnel from all functions, who will be carrying out internal quality audits within the ISO/TS 16949 quality system.

Benefits

  • Enables your organisation to establish an adequate internal resource for audit activities.
  • Helps to maintain and improve the quality management system.
  • Helps to satisfy the requirements of ISO/TS 16949 and customers.

Course Summary

  • ISO/TS 16949 requirements
  • Internal audit practice
  • The automotive process approach
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a process
  • Auditing the core tools
  • Live audit and feedback of results
  • Audit report
  • Course assessment

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APQP

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

Course Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of organisations involved with automotive quality systems such as ISO/TS 16949; however the principles are applicable to a variety of business situations where adequate planning of products and processes is key to success.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically 1 to 2 days.

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Managers, process owners, engineers and other personnel who are involved in the introduction of new products and contribute to the APQP/PPAP process.

Benefits

  • Helps your organisation to supply quality products/services, on-time and at acceptable cost.
  • Demystifies the APQP process.
  • Enables the key contributors to understand the importance of their timely input.
  • Avoid costly errors.
  • Reduce time required for new product introduction.

Course Summary

  • Project timing plan and critical path
  • Plan and define the programme
  • Product design and development
  • Process design and development
  • Product and process validation
  • Feedback and corrective action assessment
  • Management of APQP activities
  • Use of Minitab® software (Please see Minitab® page)

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PPAP

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Course Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of organisations involved with automotive quality systems such as ISO/TS 16949; however the principles are applicable to a variety of business situations where adequate planning of products and processes is key to success.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically 1 day.

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Managers, process owners, engineers and other personnel who are involved in the introduction of new products and contribute to the APQP/PPAP process.

Benefits

  • Focuses attention on meeting customer requirements.
  • Enables the key contributors to understand the importance of their timely input.
  • Avoid costly errors.

Course Summary

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Core Tools

Combined APQP Core Tools Programme

Course Description

This training programme offers a convenient format for developing personnel as Core Tools practitioners. The individual core tools subjects are consolidated into a single programme and presented in the context of APQP and PPAP.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically a single block of 5 consecutive days. (This programme can be customised if required.)

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Managers, process owners, engineers, and other personnel who are involved in the introduction of new products and contribute to APQP and PPAP activities.

Benefits

  • Demystifies APQP and Core Tools activities.
  • Helps your organisation to satisfy customer and quality system requirements for use of the Core Tools.
  • Helps your organisation to supply quality products, on-time and at acceptable cost.

Course Summary

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Control Plan Methodology
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Use of Minitab® software (Please see Minitab® page)

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