Automotive (ISO/TS16949; Automotive/Production Core Tools)
Omnex has worked with most of the major Automotive and Truck OEMS and Tier Ones
worldwide. In fact, Omnex has been at the forefront of developing and deploying
all major Automotive OEM initiatives, starting with QOS for the Ford Motor Company
in the early 90s. When Ford wanted to move QOS from a Cost of Quality-based measurable-driven
process to a strategically-driven Customer-Focused process, Omnex assisted them
in developing the QOS methodology and the QOS assessment tool for use by Ford and
Subsequently, Omnex helped write QS-9000 and Omnex principals performed the first
QS-9000 witness audit worldwide. Omnex collaborated with the Automotive Electronic
Council in rewriting the Semiconductor Supplement to QS-9000 as an ISO/TS 16949-based
standard. Omnex developed and provided the Second Party Auditing Course for AIAG
to Truck OEMs and Automotive Suppliers. Omnex principals are members of the AIAG
writing committees of the SPC, FMEA and MSA Reference Manuals. Omnex is also an
innovator of Lean and Six Sigma by integrating Lean into the Six Sigma methodology.
Omnex is the provider of Lean and Six Sigma worldwide for the Automotive Industry
as the AIAG Provider of Choice. Click here for
more information on Lean and Six Sigma.
It is not hubris that we sometimes call ourselves Inventors of Automotive Quality.
We have had a long association with many OEMs worldwide; from Hyundai in Chennai
to DFM in China to Ford, GM, Mack, and Magna in the USA. For example, Visteon and
Chrysler asked Omnex to conduct Operational Audits with Action Plans to improve
their poorly performing suppliers. At the time, this was known as the 3PSD process
by Chrysler. For Ford Motor Company, we have served the role of keeper of the Q1
Knowledge for Service Organizations, conducting training for Quality and Purchasing
every few years. We are also proud of the role we have played with their global
supply bases starting from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Thailand, India, and Vietnam.
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Implementation Support and/or Assessments.
Training and Workshops
This is a period of unprecedented change in the Automotive industry because there
has been a large turn over in personnel from 2009 with a large influx of new people
in 2010 and 2011 when the Automotive Industry and the economy picked up. All these
new employees need to be trained.
Automotive Companies are also focusing on their supply chains as new suppliers and
supply chains are getting stretched.
ISO 26262 a functional safety standard is the latest change in the in the Automotive
If you have not heard about it, it is time you did.
In fact, here are the Key Changes Omnex is seeing in the Automotive Industry as
ISO/TS 16949:2009 and Customer-Specific Requirements
Functional Safety Requirements (ISO 26262)
Integrated Management Systems
Integrated Management Systems (IMS) is the integration of QMS,
EMS, OHSAS and other regulations / standards and requirements into a single management
system. IMS fosters the approach that an organization should establish one integrated
system that is best for the business and not set up separate, often duplicate, processes
or documentation to satisfy each management standard. IMS contains company-wide
processes that conform to various management system standards such as AS9100, ISO/TS
16949, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 but are primarily established
in support of the business goals.
At Omnex, integration means developing common organizational processes based on
standardized work flows, conducting integrated risk analysis (using FMEAs and Control
Plans for quality, environmental and health and safety risks) and conducting integrated
audits. At Omnex, we are continuing to pioneer ever more effective and efficient
ways of defining, implementing and auditing integrated management systems.
Integration and standardization not only reduce confusion and redundancy in the
workplace, but cost an estimated 50% less to implement and most importantly cost
50% less to maintain. Furthermore, the cost for registration is reduced by as much
Omnex has been implementing integrated management systems since the 1990s, beginning
with the integration of QS-9000 and ISO 14001 in the Americas for Yazaki. Since
then, we have integrated ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for organizations around
the world including General Motors and TRW. Lately, we have integrated ISO 9001
and Food Safety Management Systems including an implementation where Food Safety,
Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001)
were integrated into one management system. Omnex recently helped Swiss Colony a
100 year-old Food Catalog and Bakery implement FSMS and QMS standards in a record
six months that included QOS/BOS and Phase Gate New Product Development methodologies
and 8D Problem Solving techniques.
Omnex provides training for top management in the understanding and integration
of multiple integrated management systems, as well as the worlds only lead auditor
course in Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001).
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more information on Omnexs approach to Integrated Management Systems
Omnex Methodologies and Practices
Omnex offers training for each of the different methodologies
as shown in this link. Keep in mind, some of these methodologies may be known by
different names within the industry.
Omnex specializes in the following methodologies: