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

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

Control plan in quality | Types of control plan

Control Plan

Control Plan The Control Plan in Quality is a documented description of the systems and the processes required for controlling the manufacturing of the product as per the IATF 16949 standard. A control plan is the main document of the (PPAP) production part approval process. The control plan covers All processes per PFD and PFMEA … Read more

Maruti Vendor System Audit Checklist

VSA Audit Checklist

MSIL Audit Checklist: MSIL Audit checklist is a 19-point sheet that is used to do system audits at Tier 2 vendors. There are 19 clauses in this checksheet. There are 5 critical clauses in this check sheet. It is compulsory to pass in critical clauses. Overall 60% are required to pass this MSIL/MACE audit. Critical … Read more

What is the difference between ISO and IATF clauses?

Difference between ISO and IATF clauses

ISO 9001:2015 defines the fundamental quality management system requirements for all organizations. It was prepared and managed by the International Organization for Standardization. IATF 16949 is an automotive QMS standard along with applicable customer-specific requirements. It was developed by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force). However, IATF 16949 is not a stand-alone standard but a … Read more