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  • Action taken to address risks an opportunities

    How would you go about meeting this requirement 'The effectiveness of actions taken to address risks and opportunities' as we currently have corporate Risks and FMEA for the products
  • Documents for IATF audit

    What kind of documents are needed for IATF audit for a die mold shop
  • Supportive documents for Total Productive Maintenance

    What are the supportive documents, check sheets required under TPM CLAUSE. I refer to Clause
  • Continual improvement programs

    I need a better understanding of this clause requirements. We currently have a documented procedure that defines our CI program which focuses only on employee ideas that may lead to "Just Do It' or "Kaizen events.
  • Employee motivation and empowerment

    Our company is struggling in how to meet the IATF requirement 7.3.2. Our procedure was vague at first and then it was rewritten to clarify what type of evidence would be provided to show that we are meeting the intent of this requirement and was still shot down by our auditor at our follow-up surveillance audit to close out some findings. Without placing a lot of garbage in our procedure that we know won't be done, how do we go about being practical in meeting this particular requirement? Could you provide examples of what other companies are doing? Are other companies struggling with being compliant with this clause of the standard?
  • Management representative in IATF

    1. Is it a requirement according to IATF to have a management representative? If yes an appointment letter is also necessary.
  • New FMEA Handbook

    The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has collaborated with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in publishing the first international guide on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)AIAG & VDE. AIAG and VDA released new automotive FMEA Handbook in Jun 2019. When the new FMEA become effective?
  • Document for compliance

    In Procedure 03_Quality Manual, Section 4.4, we do not understand the paragraph *in bold* below. There does not appear to be a form/appendix included with the package that addresses this. Can you please help us understand some typical documents or ways that companies use to capture this requirement?
  • Internal Audit

    IATF 16949 - does terminology have to match from the processes to the internal audit schedule?
  • FMEA standards

    I have noticed that there are two FMEA standards. SAEJ1739 and IEC60812. Do you know why there are two standards and what is the difference between the two?
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