An introduction to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is best known for its use world-wide by major companies particularly in the food and chemical sectors.  However, as the UK moves more and more into capital intensive advanced manufacturing the TPM approach will pay dividends in many sectors and in firms of all sizes and mark a path to the… Read more »

Challenges facing the Automotive Supply Chain in 2011

There have already been a number of important and encouraging automotive announcements this year – from Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Vauxhall and BMW amongst others. Some experts are talking about the annual volume of cars climbing back to over 2 million within a few years; but what do these developments mean for the UK automotive… Read more »

Benefits of IATF 16949


Why is IATF 16949 a good idea for your organisation? The benefits of IATF 16949 cannot be over-stressed, companies large and small have gained great benefits from using the standard by discovering cost and efficiency savings. Some of the other benefits are listed below. Credibility and image IATF 16949 is an internationally recognised standard; it… Read more »

VDA 6.x Volumes

The VDA 6.x regulations are designed for organisations in the automotive supply chain to provide a holistic quality management approach and possibility for 3rd party certification. To the carmakers (OEM) it delivers a consistent and comparable assessment of  their suppliers, associated services and service establishments, in terms of their quality management systems, processes, products and… Read more »

IATF 16949:2016 – The Quality Management System for Automotive


Who are the IATF? The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. Find out more about the IATF… What is IATF 16949? On the 3rd October 2016, The IATF published the Automotive specific Quality Management System –… Read more »

VDA Training Courses

VDA 6.3 – Qualification for process auditor (3rd completely revised edition 2016) In 2016, the established audit standard VDA 6.3 (2nd edition 2010) was revised by the VDA working group and specified on the basis of experience and feedback. The aim was to simplify evaluation and the alignment of the questionnaire with the new requirements…. Read more »

Purchasing & Logistics

Traditional Business Improvement programmes focus on the core operations of the business of value adding and  supply chain. It is also essential to develop an improvement culture within the broader business process areas. Industry Forum have a range of practical solutions to help you improve purchasing and logistics to support the journey towards business excellence…. Read more »

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF)

Who are the IATF? The IATF is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. IATF members include the following vehicle manufacturers: BMW Group FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) Daimler AG FCA Italy Spa (formerly Fiat Group Automobile) Ford Motor Company General Motors Company… Read more »

IATF 16949 Certification

Write a brief intro to IATF 16949 Certification… Subject Matter/Topic/Clause Audit & Assessment Training Consultancy Certification for IATF 16949 We can help you prepare for your certification to IATF 16949 by conducting IATF 16949 Assessments, Mock Audits and Gap Analysis exercises. Awareness IATF 16949 EssentialsManagement AwarenessAuditor Training Internal Auditor TrainingUpgrade Training (for 1st and 2nd… Read more »