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Understanding VDA 6.3 Process Audits

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Seminar Content

This two-day course is designed help you understand the content and intent of the process audit approach as defined in VDA 6.3. The scope of this process audit is the entire product (or service) development process including the post-launch phase in the automotive industry. VDA 6.3 is one of many documents produced by the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie), an interest group of the German automobile manufacturers and component suppliers. It has been adopted by German automakers as a supplier requirement.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for Quality Practitioners, Auditors, Implementation Team Members, Management Representatives, Manufacturing Managers, Project Planners and engineers with no prior knowledge of VDA 6.3. A separate 4-hour Overview class is available for executive management.

Recommended Training and/or Experience

At least two years of automotive experience in manufacturing, quality or related discipline is recommended.

Seminar Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a workbook for use in class exercises, role plays and discussions.

Seminar Goals

  • Understand the requirements of VDA 6.3
  • Complete a preliminary document review (for on-site classes)
  • Prepare an implementation or “next steps” plan (for on-site classes)

Daily Agenda (approximate, based on class discussions)

Day One

  • VDA Overview
  • Chapter 1: Understanding Process Audits
  • Chapter 2: Using the Questionnaire
    • P2: Project Management
    • Breakout Exercise 1: Open Questions
    • Breakout Exercise 2: Auditing Project Management
    • P3: Planning the Product and Process Development
    • Breakout Exercise 3: Planning the Product and Process Development
    • P4: Implementation of the Product and Process Development
    • Breakout Exercise 4: Implementation of the Product and Process Development

Day Two

  • Review of Day One
  • Chapter 2: Using the Questionnaire (cont’d)
    • P5: Supplier Management
    • Breakout Exercise 5: Supplier Management
    • P6: Process Analysis Production
    • P7: Customer Care, Customer Satisfaction, Service
    • Breakout Exercise 6: Assessing the Requirements
  • Chapter 3: Potential Analysis (P1)
    • Assessing the Potential Analysis
    • Breakout Exercise 7: Potential Supplier Audit
  • Chapter 4: Assessing a Process Audit for Material Products
    • VDA Evaluation Matrix
    • Breakout Exercise 8: Evaluation Matrix

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