Supplier Management Using the Newly-released CQI-19
The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in Southfield, Michigan recently released
a new guideline for Sub-tier Supplier Management, CQI-19, as a result of concerns
raised by automakers and their suppliers. It was reported that there are not enough
competent resources being applied to supply chain quality so CQI-19 was developed
to provide a common process for supplier management to try to leverage scarce supplier
quality resources. CQI-19 contains the latest thinking on the subject from major
automotive suppliers and some of their customers based on industry “best practices.”
The importance of CQI-19 is that the customer specific requirements of GM, Ford
and Chrysler require suppliers to follow CQI-19.
Dan Reid, Omnex’s Director of Consulting, was the AIAG Project Manager for CQI-19
and says “the AIAG’s APQP process does not explicitly address supplier involvement.
It provides a template for supplier new product development aligned to customer
program milestones, but CQI-19 provides the supplier management guidelines that
are missing from APQP. CQI-19 also addresses the production phase of supplier management.”
CQI-19 addresses supplier management in four phases:
- Pre-selection, or Qualification
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) / Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
- Performance Monitoring, Development and/or Escalation
It also incorporates:
- A “risk-based” supplier management approach which will be a new general requirement
in the ISO 9001 revision targeted for 2015;
- Materials Management Operations Guideline-Logistics Evaluation (MMOG-LE) developed
by Chrysler, Ford and GM as a logistics companion to ISO/TS 16949 for quality management;
- Capacity Verification including shared capacity, and;
- AIAG’s Effective Problem Solving process for practitioners.
Omnex offers a two-day workshop on the AIAG CQI-19 to explain the process and requirements
in detail. This workshop consists of lecture and breakout exercises. CQI-19 also
provides an effective way to address the ISO/TS 16949 requirements for supplier
development and should be widely used by manufacturing companies in the automotive
supply chain to implement a “best practice” and risk-based supplier management approach.
See Omnex.com for information about this workshop.
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