Automotive industries has been one of the most competitive fields. Since 1980s, five automotive core tools has been established and evolved to improve and enhance the competitiveness of the whole automotive supply-chain. These core tools are hence required for IATF 16949 implementation. The automotive core tools consists of APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP.
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
APQP or Advanced Product Quality Planning is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to ensure that a product satisfies the customer requirements and specification before mass production. It ensure the supply-chain works according to OEM automotive expectation.
Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
A Measurement system is a process by which we assign a number to a characteristic of a product or service. The first step in assessing a system is to understand this process, and determine whether it will satisfy our requirements. Measurement System Analysis, often referred to as MSA, is used to assess the statistical properties of process measurement systems.
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
SPC is a method of quality control which uses statistical methods. SPC is applied in order to monitor and control a process. Monitoring and controlling the process ensures that it operates at its full potential. At its full potential, the process can make as much conforming product as possible with a minimum of waste (rework or scrap). SPC can be applied to any process where the "conforming product" (product meeting specifications) output can be measured. Key tools used in SPC include control charts; a focus on continuous improvement.
Failure Modes And Effects Analysis (FMEA)
FMEA is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service. “Failure modes” means the ways, or modes, in which something might fail. Failures are any errors or defects, especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual. “Effects analysis” refers to studying the consequences of those failures. Failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they can be detected. The purpose of the FMEA is to take actions to eliminate or reduce failures, starting with the highest-priority ones.
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
The PPAP process is designed to demonstrate that the component supplier has developed their design and production process to meet the client's requirements, minimising the risk of failure by effective use of APQP. Requests for part approval must therefore be supported in official PPAP format and with documented results when needed.
IATF 16949 TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
- IATF 16949 Training (Understanding and Implementation)
- IATF 16949 Automotive Core Tools Training
- APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) Training
- FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Training
- SPC (Statistical Process Control) Training
- MSA (Measurement System Analysis) Training
- PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) Training
- IATF 16949 Process Approach Training
- IATF 16949 Audit Training