Industry Forum knows the value of class-room based learning, supported by reading the most appropriate resources, that’s why we’ve developed a list of recommended reading by course. 

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Automotive IATF and Core tools Courses

Course Recommended Reading 
IATF 16949:2016 Essentials Training (1 day) IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification
IATF Auditor Guide – 3rd Edition
Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition – 5th Edition
IATF 16949:2016 Management Awareness Training (1/2 day) IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification
IATF Auditor Guide – 3rd Edition
Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition – 5th Edition
IATF 16949:2016 Management Awareness Training (1 day) IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification
IATF Auditor Guide – 3rd Edition
Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition – 5th Edition
IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training (2 days) IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification*
IATF Auditor Guide – 3rd Edition
Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition – 5th Edition
IATF 16949:2016 Upgrade Training for 1st and 2nd party Auditors (2 days) IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification*
IATF Auditor Guide – 3rd Edition
Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition – 5th Edition
Standard Work for IATF 16949:2016 – Are you ready? Implementing Standardised Work – a Guide
Core Tools Certification Training (APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP) (5 days) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Potential Failure Modes and Effects
Measurement Systems Analysis
Production Part Approval Process
Statistical Process Control
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Training (1 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Training (1 day) Potential Failure Modes and Effects
Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Training (1 day) Measurement Systems Analysis
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Training (1 day) Production Part Approval Process
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Training (1 day) Statistical Process Control
Practical Problem Solving for IATF16949:2016 (2 day) Effective Problem Solving, 2nd Edition
Effective Problem Solving Practitioners Guide
Effective Problem Solving Leader Guide

VDA Courses

Course Recommended Reading 
VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification and Exam (ID 321) Volume 6 Part 3*
VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification (ID 315) Volume 6 Part 3*
VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Examination Day (ID 353) Volume 6 Part 3
VDA 6.3 Competence Training for Certified Process Auditors (ID 341) Volume 6 Part 3*
VDA 6.5 Product Audit Training (ID 318) Volume 6 Part 5 Product Audit / 2nd Edition*
VDA Maturity Level Assurance (MLA) (ID 602) Product creation – Maturity Level Assurance for new parts*
VDA Field Failure Analysis (FFA) (ID 632) Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain*
VDA 2 Production Process & Product Approval (PPA) (ID 410) Volume 2 Quality Assurance for Supplies*
New Product Introduction and Life Cycle Management Courses 
NPLX Programme – Module 1: NPLX Management Overview IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification
NPLX Programme – Module 2: Programme Management Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
NPLX Programme – Module 4: Manufacturing Process Design Development & Managing Product Quality Potential Failure Modes and Effects
NPLX Programme – Module 5: Managing Product & Quality Measurement Systems Analysis
Production Part Approval Process
Statistical Process Control
NPLX Programme – Module 8: Manufacturing Process Validation Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Potential Failure Modes and Effects
Measurement Systems Analysis
Production Part Approval Process
Statistical Process Control

Supply Chain Management Courses 

Course Recommended Reading 
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Essentials (1 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Essentials (2 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Material Requirement Planning (MRP ) Essentials (1 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Inventory Management Essentials (1 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Supply Chain Planning and Procurement Essentials (1 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
CPIM Part 1; Basics Of Supply Chain Management Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
CPIM Part 2 Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
APICS Certification in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Material Management Operating Guidelines / Logistics Evaluation (MMOG-LE) v4 – Introduction and Assessment Essentials (1 day) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Material Management Operating Guidelines / Logistics Evaluation (MMOG) v5 – Introduction and Assessment Essentials (1 day) (FUTURE) Advanced Product Planning and Control Plan
Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development
Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain
Field Failure Analysis, Joint Quality Management in the Supply Chain
Supply Chain for IATF 16969:2016 (1 day)  Implementing Standardised Work – a Guide
Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition – 5th Edition