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Automotive Core Tools for Practitioners (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA)

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This course aims at enhancing the knowledge on the automotive core tools, namely Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).
This training course will be presented with detailed explanation of the requirements for ease of understanding and practical activities to document and apply the system.  It is useful for users of the previous standard as well as new users with first time exposure to the quality management system.    

This programme aims to provide delegates with the following knowledge:
  • Understand the concepts and basic application of the automotive core tools (APQP, FMEA, SPC and MSA, PPAP) in the ISO/TS16949 quality management system context
  • Understand the practical ways of applying the automotive core tools.
Practical examples, exercises and simulation workshops with participants’ involvement are inherent feature of this course.


Upon completion of the training, delegates will :-
  • Use and apply core tools with the skills and methodology acquired
  • Understand the effective development and implementation of techniques through the guidance of the tutor.

  • Introduction to Automotive Core Tools
  • Understand the Core Tools Concepts, linkages and Application (APQP, FMEA, SPC and MSA, PPAP)
  • APQP
    • Application of APQP to automotive suppliers
    • APQP Process
    • Planning
    • Product Design and Development
    • Process Design and Development
    • Product & Process Variation
    • Feedback, assessment and corrective action
  • SPC
    • Basic concept of SPC
    • basic statistics
    • Common control charts
    • Variable control charts: X-bar R, X-bar s, X-MR
    • Attribute control chart: p-chart, np-chart, c-chart, u-chart
    • Process capability, Cpk, Ppk
    • Exercises   
  • FMEA
    • Basic concept of FMEA
    • FMEA application
    • Design and Process FMEA
    • S,O,D tables
    • Exercises
  • MSA
    • Basic concept of MSA
    • Stability, bias, linearity, repeatability, reproducibility
    • Variable measurement system
    • Attribute measurement system
    • Exercises
  • PPAP
    • Introduction to PPAP
    • Changes in the PPAP 4th Edition
    • PPAP Requirements
    • Customer Notification & Submission
    • Submission to Customer
    • Part Submission Status
    • Record Retention
This programme is designed for engineers, practitioners and users who need to know how to apply the automotive core tools.
All Neville Clarke tutors are full time consultants, auditors and trainers. The tutor assigned is a professional who has years of experience working with organisations to help them set-up and successfully maintain their quality management system. They are able to share their experiences, provide practical advice and solutions, and share common pitfalls faced by real-life organisations in their quest towards IATF16949 certification.

This is a four-day course running from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Code Title Location
AMS06 Quality Excellence Through Layered Process Audits (LPA) Philippines
AMS07 VDA 6.3 Process Audit (3rd Edition, 2016) Philippines
AMS08 Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) Philippines
AMS09 Potential Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (PFMEA) Philippines
AMS11 Measurement System Analysis (MSA) Philippines
AMS12 Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Control Plan & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Philippines
AMS13 ISO/TS 16949 Core Tools Training for Internal Auditors Philippines
AMS23 IATF 16949: 2016 Lead Auditor Training Philippines
AMS24 IATF 16949:2016 Process Approach Audit for First and Second Party Auditor Philippines
AMS25 Automotive Core Tools for Auditors (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA) Philippines
AMS27 IATF 16949:2016 Certified First and Second Party Auditor Philippines
AMS28 Rish-Based Thinking for Automotive Supply Chain Philippines
AMS55 IATF 16949: 2016 Lead Auditor Re-qualification Training for First and Second Party Auditors Philippines
Available Dates
Philippines, Manila   4 Days
27-30 August 2019
Philippines, Cebu   4 Days
27-30 August 2019


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