Audits are an independent, systematic method for determining whether systems meet requirements and processes are designed to be low-risk from the customer's perspective. Audit criteria can be standards such as ISO9001, ISO14001 or ISO5001 or industry-specific supplements such as IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, CQI14, CPA. Our partners can help you here with the qualification of your employees as auditors, with or without a certificate, e.g. according to ISO17024. You can also offer your company the necessary support yourself through 1st/2nd or 3rd Party Audits, in order to manage your systems and suppliers conform and economically.
ISO 17024 accredited Personelle Certification
The accreditation of personnel qualification and certification measures according to ISO17024 by a global accreditor such as DAXXS or SCC gives the respective company and participants the security to experience tested and secured qualification measures and to receive sustainable and secured examinations and certificates that are recognized worldwide. Especially in the training of auditors or examiners and laboratory staff, the accredited personnel certification can be integrated to achieve global testing standards and a comparable examination, regardless of the region. Personnel certifications according to ISO17024 are sector-neutral and are issued by governmental authorities, so that the manipulation of training and testing by sector interests is largely neutralized.
Our partners offer operational support in serveral areas like in the event of quality problems or to carry out sorting operations to secure customer deliveries. They also provide offerings for laboratory tests for component release and purity determination as well as FMEA moderation. Furthermore our partners provide project management support (SCRUM Master) or language translations of customer texts.
The automotive industry is currently in an uncertain period. Even though the automotive
industry is still one of the most important branches of the economy, vehicle manufacturers are facing a
major transformation. Both production and the vehicle itself need to be restructured and further developed
in terms of e-mobility, autonomous driving and sustainability.
Standards, processes and methods
The automotive industry has established a wide range of processes, methods and works that are necessary for the error-free development and production of vehicles. This requires special competencies of the users: Whether reactive methods such as 8D, damage part analysis or warranty and goodwill processing, method competence in the preventive area such as FMEA, RGA, APQP, PPAP or other regulations of the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry). AIAG and VDA play a central role in quality assurance and in guaranteeing safety. During the entire process from the supplier to the vehicle manufacturer itself, compliance with standards and norms in production and development is controlled.
All of this against the background of changing legislation, e.g. in the product liability and product safety act, as well as changing requirements in technological terms such as electric mobility and autonomous driving.
Competences in the automotive industry
The offer of the competence partners of the Elephant Network ranges from the qualification of your employees, so that they acquire skills safely and masterly through the support in the use of methods such as FMEA moderation or similar to the operational implementation of services such as sorting campaigns and the like. Of course, our partners will also qualify your auditors according to ISO9001 and IATF 16949 or carry out corresponding audits on your behalf, at your site or at your global suppliers.