The development and usage of the quality core tools including process flow diagrams, process FMEAs and control plans are nothing new to the automotive supply base. Unfortunately, in many cases, these documents are not used to their full potential reducing the benefit for both suppliers and their customers. Recently OEM customers and 3rd party certification bodies have seen a decline in the quality of process flow diagrams, process FMEAs and control plans leading to a decline in delivery performance, lower product quality, and increased findings during 3rd party audits. As an advanced next step in process improvement, this 2-day workshop was designed to reemphasize the benefits, importance, and proper development of these documents for the benefit of supplier organizations and their customers.
The participant must understand that this course covers AIAG FMEA 4th Edition; the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is not covered in this curriculum.
NOTE: Attendance to the entire course is required to receive a Certificate of Attendance with CEUs.
Course Material: Course Material information will be provided on your confirmation document upon completion of registration – if you have more specific questions, please contact customer service at 877-275-2424.
This course is recommended for Manufacturing/Process Engineers, Supplier Quality Engineers and Internal Auditors that need an in-depth understanding of the development, linkage and auditing principles of the core tool documents. This course will also be helpful for any member of your internal APQP team that may be involved in the development of core tools documents.
- Identify the fundamental requirements for process flow diagrams, PFMEA (4th Edition), and control plans as they relate to IATF 16949 and the PPAP manual
- Discuss the fundamental purpose and benefits of these documents as they relate to your company; Identify the proper owners of these documents
- Identify where these documents are developed in the APQP process
- Identify the basic inputs for these process documents from DFMEA (4th Edition), statutory, regulatory, and customer requirements (internal and external); Review the fundamentals of developing process flows, PFMEA’s (4th Edition) and control plans
- Identify the required linkage of these documents and how they should be developed as “one document”
- Through activities, develop each of these documents for a series of manufacturing process steps
- Discuss company philosophy and database issues; Discuss the importance of these documents as they relate to your corrective/preventive actions procedures and how they are updated; Discuss the proper technique for auditing these documents on the manufacturing floor
- Review and share Pitfalls and Best Practices for each document