ISO/TS 16949 requires that "personnel performing work affecting conformity to product requirements shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills and experience." Organizations use many sources for quality training today. Is your team ready? How do you know?
AIAG has developed a free online survey to test basic competency in the automotive quality Core Tools, e.g. APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC, which you can use to baseline your organization's and/or your suppliers' competency. The questions reflect information that everyone in automotive quality today should know and was developed with the required knowledge for third-party ISO/TS 16949 auditors as an input. Results can be used 1) to verify the effectiveness of your quality Core Tools training, 2) for supplier development, e.g. Tier 2, and 3) to develop individual or group improvement plans.
This is not a certification program. It is an "open book" timed exercise that all automotive quality practitioners should master. Results are communicated as a percent of correct responses by Core Tool. Summary reports are also available by organization for sponsoring organizations. You can register for the self-assessment as many times as you would like, however, please note that you may only register once in any given month. Don't miss your opportunity to get this information at an incredible value!