AIAG Core Tools – What are they?

These Core Tools, in existence since the 1990’s, are key elements of an effective and efficient quality management system to meet your Customers needs and expectations. They include the Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Many automotive OEMs and their suppliers require use of the Core Tools as part of the IATF 16949.  These tools have also been…

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Paradigm Shift with Core Tools for the Organization

  There is an increased need for professionals, especially in the automotive industry, to refine their quality skills to meet the needs of the global marketplace. Significant refinements to the ISO/IATF 16944 QMS and the AIAG & VDA FDEA Manual have recently been developed and deployed by Subject Matter Experts within the automotive OEMs, IATF, ISO, AIAG, and VDA.  The ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949, and the AIAG Core Tools, with its updated FMEA, is now better harmonized for integration within…

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