Quality Summit Mexico City

Tuesday - November 11, 2014

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

All Roads Lead To APQP

APQP as a quality planning process is often applied when launching new products or processes. However, this well-defined pathway provides the most effective quality planning approach in managing changes, implementation of problem solutions and improvements at a product/process as well as organizational level. Learn how to streamline your APQP efforts into a "requirements super-highway" through simplified application of risk assessment, control strategy identification and qualification methods for products, processes and even your quality management system.

Cathy Fisher - President
   - Quistem

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

What Is the Accredidation/ The Application Process/ILAC MRA?

This session will explain what accreditation is and the purpose of accreditation as well as the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement and how it fits in with accreditation in the United States. The process in applying for accreditation will also be covered with important tips and an open format for questions on accreditation and getting started on an application. This session is for anyone with an interest in becoming an accredited laboratory.

Pamela Wright - Calibration Accreditation Manager
   - A2LA - American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Industry Panel Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Layered Process Audit

2:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Current State of Quality Update

Scott A. Gray - Sr. Program Manager - Quality Deployment
   - AIAG

Edward Enns - Director of Supplier Quality & Development
   - Magna International Inc.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

ISO/TS 16949 Update

In this session, representatives from Chrysler, Ford, GM, and the IAOB (International Automotive Oversight Bureau) will provide an update of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) ISO/TS 16949 certification scheme including emerging issues.

Cherie L. Reiche - Manager - Special Projects
   - International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB)

Russ Hopkins - Global Process Specialist
   - Ford Motor Company

James Bruin - Manager, Supplier Quality
   - Chrysler Group LLC

Joseph R. Bransky - General Motors Representative To the International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
   - General Motors Company

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