Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so: recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation… Read more »

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Course Overview:  This course gives an introduction to the concepts and principles that lie behind TPM and how to use TPM to eliminate organisational losses. Delegates will learn that TPM is much more than a maintenance technique and how it can become part of an organisation-wide improvement programme. The course focuses on the 12 Step… Read more »

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Course overview:   The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, a critical function within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge. The CPIM designation is earned by successfully completing two exams demonstrating competency in production and inventory management. Through… Read more »

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ID910    Course Overview ISO/IEC 15504 and its successor ISO/IEC 330xx (SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) is a worldwide standard for assessing process capability and process improvement in software engineering and software-based systems. In the automotive industry, the derived version “Automotive SPICE®“ is applied for assessing and qualifying the control device and software… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course provides an introduction to the Principles of Inventory Management and aims to give all delegates a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory management, control principles, roles, responsibilities, and techniques leading to greater input in the overall Supply Chain strategy of an organisation.Inventory Management is a key strategic enabler in a company’s ability… Read more »

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Course overview    Material Requirement Planning (MRP) is a vital component in the supply chain. It acts as the systematic bridge between master planning, purchasing and production. MRP helps determine requirements and maintain priorities. The Introduction to Materials Requirement Planning course assists experienced planners, beginners and other manufacturing professionals to understand the fundamentals of MRP. Through classroom… Read more »

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Course overview:  This course is designed to provide essential knowledge on the Supply Chain and Procurement functions within a manufacturing operation. Covering a range of topics appropriate to these roles this is an ideal base from which to develop an effective operational business contribution. Understanding the role of Supply Chain in a Procurement environment Manage… Read more »

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Who should attend:   This problem solving training course is designed for delegates who are involved in activities and effective non conformity management for both internal and external concerns.This problem solving training course will help delegates develop relevant skills and knowledge for using problem solving tools and techniques within their organisation to effectively determine root causes… Read more »

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Course overview    This two day Sales & Operations Planning Course gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Sales & Operations Planning process from beginning to end. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the S&OP process in make-to-stock and make-to-order environments. The focus is on S&OP teams and companies who… Read more »

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Course overview:    This course covers the qualification requirements for PPAP Coordinator as defined by Aerospace SABRe3. The course content follows the APQP model as defined within AS9145 covering the required inputs and outputs for each of the 5 stages. This is further supported by referencing the additional requirements documented with SABRe3. The course reviews… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course covers the training syllabus requirements of AS13000 8D Problem Solving Requirements for Suppliers. The AS13000 standard mandates the use of the Eight Disciplines (8D) approach to structured problem solving to provide a repeatable structured approach irrespective of customer. The 8D approach provides organisations with a step by step approach to problem… Read more »

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Course overview:  This 5 day AS9145 Practitioner course will provide all delegates with an in-depth understanding at practitioner level of the AS9145 standard – which provides the framework for the introduction of new products across the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The standard aims to embed APQP and PPAP best practice within an organisation’s New Product Introduction process…. Read more »

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Course overview:  This course covers PFMEA and Control Plan requirements for AS13004 – Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Control Plan (including an overview of DFMEA). This course outlines the competitive advantages of an effective FMEA process along with the benefits of value added controls with the control plan. FMEA is an analytical method to… Read more »

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Course overview:   This 2 day AS9145 Essentials course will provide all attendees with an awareness of the AS9145 standard, which provides the framework for the introduction of new products across the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The standard aims to embed APQP and PPAP best practice within an organisation’s New Product Introduction process. Who should attend:   Senior Managers,… Read more »

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Course overview:  Developed by the German automotive industry VDA 2, Production Process &a Product Approval (PPA) defines a structured approach to product and process approval.This is the German automotive industry equivalent of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). This 5th edition of the publication has been completely restructured in order to describe the requirements relating… Read more »

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Course overview:   This course covers the requirements for AS13003 – Measurement System Analysis for the Aero Engine supply chain. This course outlines the competitive advantages of an effective Measurement System Analysis (MSA) process along with the benefits of reduced costs due to poor measurement. MSA provides a method enabling organisations to understand the variation present in… Read more »

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Course overview:  Formel Q, translated as Formula Q, defines a set of customer specific requirements that VW Group expect their suppliers of production parts to integrate into their organisations. These requirements should be understood and incorporated into all requests for quotation with VW Group and apply right across the product life cycle.Any organisation submitting a… Read more »

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Please note: This courses supersedes the “VDA Product Safety Representative (PSB) (ID 503)” course which has now been withdrawn. Course overview:   Every organisation within the automotive supply chain is obligated to ensure the safety and conformity of its products. Across the world current legal local and international statutes on product integrity must be observed, and over and… Read more »

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Course overview:  Developed by the German automotive industry Field Failure Analysis defines a joint approach between the customer and supplier for the analysis of field returns including no fault found scenarios. Field Failure Analysis was developed in Germany in 2009.The approach can be used by any organization to manage and learn from field failures. Who… Read more »

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ID602    Course overview:   Developed by the German automotive industry Maturity Level Assurance defines a structured approach to managing and controlling new projects. Increasing product quality and greater competition, combined with a higher demand for quality from end users and rising warranty costs are having an even greater influence on the cooperation between automotive manufacturers… Read more »

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