Process capability | Cp and Cpk calculation with example

Process capability

Process Capability Process capability is a statistical measure of the ability of a process to consistently produce output within specified limits. It quantifies the ability of a process to meet customer requirements and expectations. It is done by assessing the spread and centering of process output relative to predetermined specifications. Process capability is a statistical … Read more

Check sheet in 7 QC Tools | Benefits of Check Sheet

Check Sheet in 7 QC Tools

Check Sheet The check sheet is a systematic and organized method of collecting data in a simple table form for analysis of the process. It is also called a Tally sheet. It is one of the basic 7 QC Tools. Uses of check sheet: When to use a Check Sheet? Check Sheet Procedure : Benefits … Read more

Internal Audit Checklists as per IATF 16949

Internal Audit Checklists

Internal audit checklists are the checkpoints of different departments to perform an internal quality system audit. It covers all the requirements as per ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards with updated sanctioned interpretations. (IATF SIs). All departments like Production, quality, maintenance, purchase, store, marketing, top management, Human resources etc. Internal Audit Checklist for Top Management: … Read more

Control of documents and records procedure

Documents & Records control

Purpose: To establish a procedure for identification, preparation, approval, issue, amendment and numbering of documents and records to ensure availability of pertinent issues of documents at the places of use as per IATF 16949:2016 Scope: This process is applicable for all types of documents & records used within a Qualty Management System. It covers Quality … Read more

What is 5S in manufacturing?

5S in manufacturing company

5S is a five-step program that is done in sequential order. 5S is a series of activities for eliminating waste that contributes to workplace rejections, mistakes and injuries. The Japanese factories are so clean that you can eat off the floor. This is simply a matter of pride for the Japanese. Below are the 5 … Read more

How to perform an internal audit in an automotive industry

Internal Audit

 Purpose of internal audit: To establish a Procedure for the Internal Audit of the Quality Management System and to ensure that the Quality Management System confirms all types of internal audits. Type of Audit in the automotive industry: Quality System Audit: The organization’s Processes and their related results comply with planned arrangements and ensure effective … Read more

8D Problem solving methodology | 8D in quality

8D Problem Solving methodology

The purpose of the 8D problem solving methodology is to identify, correct, and eliminate recurring problems, making it useful in product and process improvement. Eight disciplines problem solving (8Ds) is a method developed at Ford Motor Company. Quality engineers use this methodology in the automotive industry. 8 Steps of the 8D problem-solving process D0: Planning … Read more

How to close IATF audit NC | IATF Non-Conformities


To close IATF non-conformities received from the IATF auditor, upload the JSON file in the NC Cara portal. The full form of CARA in IATF is Common Audit Report Application. This is the application on the IATF Global oversight website. There are a total of 7 steps for closing the IATF non-conformity on the NC … Read more

Latest Mandatory procedures as per IATF 16949

Mandatory Procedures IATF 16949

List of mandatory procedures for IATF 16949: IATF 16949:2016 is the latest version of IATF 16949. There are 21 documented mandatory processes as per IATF 16949. There are 282 shall requirements in IATF 16949. Below are the IATF mandatory procedures. Process Description Clause No Product Safety Calibration Competence Training 7.2.1 Internal Auditor Competency … Read more

Employee Training and development in automotive industry


Purpose: To ensure that the personnel performing work affecting product quality are competent based on appropriate education, training, skill & experience. Also to motivate employees to achieve quality objectives, continual improvement and create an environment to promote quality culture and innovation. Scope: This procedure relates to all personnel carrying out activities affecting the quality of … Read more