Welding | CQI-15

The Special Process: Welding System Assessment 2nd edition (CQI-15) is a comprehensive audit covering all variations of welding intended to provide a common approach to a welding management system for automotive production and service part organizations. Now in its second edition, this document specifies process requirements for an organization or its suppliers performing applicable ferrous and non-ferrous metallic welding. Numerous updates have been made including incorporating the job audit questions into the Process Tables to reduce redundancy and to simplify the audit flow, and the addition of two additional processes: Fastener Projection Welding and Magnetically Impelled Arc Butt (MIAB) Welding.

These companies participated in this special process:



  • Adient
  • Dana Incorporated
  • Delphi Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gestamp Mason
  • General Motors Company
  • Magna International
  • Nexteer Automotive

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Learn the process requirements your organization needs to follow to develop a weld management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

CQI-15 2nd Edition Errata Sheet | November 2022

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The CQI-15 Welding System Assessment, 2nd edition was created to help automotive suppliers develop a welding management system based on the industry’s best practices.

Whether you’re new to the assessment or simply looking for a refresher, our CQI-15 video series – consisting of 2 short videos for the various Welding System Assessment sections – can help. These resources were designed to familiarize you with the document layout and overall process, along with how to complete each section, and the specific expectations for completion of the assessment overall.

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