“Standardize. Standardize. Standardize. It is nuts to try to maintain 8 different Customer – Specific Quality Management Systems in addition to ISO-TS 16949” – Survey respondent, Deloitte / AIAG Quality 2020 Study
EHS and Quality control on your production lines and supply chains in the automotive sector is a big challenge. How can you ensure you are compliant to external and internal requirements without expending significant resources?
Free Audit Checklists
- ISO 9001: 2015 Internal Quality Management System
- IATF 16949: 2016 Automotive Quality Management System Standard
- VDA 6.3 Automotive Audit with detailed questions
Automotive companies have many moving parts
Automotive companies have complex operations with tens of thousands of parts, hundreds of thousands of staff and locations around the world. Ensuring you meet environmental and safety requirements, quality control standards and your clients' standards is complex, to say the least.
Reduce errors and issues in production
Automotive companies operate in a cost competitive environment where every moment counts. A late delivery or faulty product is very costly. With Nimonik, you can centralize two critical elements: EHS regulatory requirements and industry standards you must comply with. By centralizing your data, you can see trends and track problems to ensure nothing slips through the cracks.
Centralize and analyze your quality, environmental and safety data
Analyzing your compliance information is complex. With Nimonik you can analyze weekly, monthly and annual quality and EHS data. You can also compare your operations over time and across business units.
Produce powerful management reports, identify recurring problems, and find solutions. Nimonik helps automotive companies around the world ensure their operations are running at peak performance.
In 2016, Nimonik was approached by GKN Driveline to help them implement a global audit system on mobile devices for their 49 facilities in 20 countries. Nimonik has worked with automotive companies in the past, but only in the capacity of helping them stay informed of environmental, health and safety regulatory information and ensure compliance to those standards.
Mastering IATF 16949: 2016— The Universally Accepted Standard for the Automotive Quality Management System
This webinar this morning is going to discuss the new automotive quality management standard 16949:2016, which is heavily based on 9001:2015, and we’re trying to bring together experts in the automotive industry and a collaborator of ours, Michael Wolfe from the McDae group, to discuss how the standard can be implemented and some of the challenges that we’ve seen across the industry.
Internal Audits and Management Reviews. Improving the effectiveness of a IATF 16949 Quality Management System
My experience has taught me that the documentational foundation of an effective IATF Quality Management System consists of a condensed Quality Manual somewhere between 6 & 8 Processes documented on Turtle Diagrams and somewhere between 25 & 30 Procedures documented on 1-2 page flow charts.
Separating Processes from Procedures: Implementing an Effective IATF 16949 Quality Management System
For too many years, there has been much confusion about the differences between processes and procedures and the unintended result has been the interchangeability of the words themselves.
Removing Work Instructions from Procedures: Maintaining an Effective IATF 16949 Quality Management System
One of the biggest disappointments I encounter when auditing most Quality Management Systems is the incorrect and ineffective collusion between a company Procedure and their Work Instruction.