How to do coherence of documents and standard management

Standard Management

Purpose: To have coherence between all the documents like Customer Inspection Standard of parts with Control Plan, Operation Standard, Inspection Standard & Packing Standard. Defining the standards properly can prevent rejection and rework and thus Improve OEE and COPQ. Responsibility : S.No Activity   Responsibility Frequency 1 Review of the Standards/ Format/ WI/ Procedures etc. … Read more

Procedure for handling abnormality in Quality

Handling abnormality in quality

Purpose: To understand clearly what is abnormality & abnormal situations and to make operators understand abnormality & abnormal situations and to further standardize the rules & routes to handle such situations. To learn about handling abnormality in quality. Table of Contents

How to manage initial supply control during SOP after NPD?

Initial Supply Control

Purpose of initial supply control Special control needs to be exercised during the initial phase of mass production when one of the above items occurs to collect sufficient data to judge whether the mass production can be continued using the existing process. So this is the purpose of initial supply control. It is also called … Read more

A simple method to learn about APQP | Procedure of APQP


Purpose of APQP : To define the procedure for APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) activities including various stages of development of Prototype/Product sample, Pre-launch, Production and mass production. To facilitate communication with all concerned within the organization and also with Suppliers and customers to ensure that all required steps are completed on time.     Scope … 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

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

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

Difference between SOP (Standard operating procedure) and Control Plan


Standard operating procedures (SOP) and a Control Plan are critical for a manufacturing process. SOPs are detailed work instructions to help workers carry out routine jobs. A Control Plan is a documented description of the systems and processes required for controlling the manufacturing of a product. But there are some differences between SOP and Control … Read more

Procedure for production planning & control in a manufacturing industry

Production planning & control

Purpose: To establish & maintain a documented procedure that ensures production works under controlled conditions, to meet customer’s requirements. Scope: Applies to all types of products manufactured in the company ( Press shop, weld shop, machine shop, paint shop, assembly shop etc) Responsibility: The Production Head & supervisors are responsible for the implementation of this … Read more

How to conduct FMEA in Automotive Industry supplying to OEM?

PFMEA in automotive industry

Purpose of FMEA: The purpose of FMEA is to establish & maintain a procedure for process failure.   Scope of FMEA: This procedure applies to all processes ( major & critical) which are being used to make various products. What is an FMEA process? An FMEA process can be described as a synchronized group of … Read more