ONLINE TRAINING-ID 417 - Automotive Core Tools for Process and System Auditors

GAB Asia Ltd.
VDA Standards, AIAG Standards


Background and Topics

In order to ensure a high quality of the audit activities in the companies and the entire supply chain, auditors need to have the appropriate competence in relation to the respective methods. The IATF 16949 clearly emphasizes this requirement for the competence of the auditors. The effcient approach during the audits is an important success factor. This training deals with typical audit situations along the Automotive Core Tools.

Target Audience

This two-day training course is aimed at qualifed VDA 6.3 process auditors who wish to apply for an extension, as well as prospective VDA 6.3 Process and IATF System auditors who are seeking qualifcation.


The participants strengthen their technical competence and deepen their knowledge on the basis of typical auditing situations in the context of quality methods, focusing on an effcient approach. Both the assessment of the technically correct application of the respective methods and the case-specifc assessment of typical situations are a central component of the training.

Concept and Methods

During the training, the technical input on the single Core Tools (RGA / APQP, VDA 2 / PPAP, FMEA, VDA 5 / MSA, Cmk / PpK/ CpK / SPC and 8D) will alternate with work tasks, single and group work exercises on typical examples. The main focus is on the quality methods that are crucial for the German automotive industry. Priority is given to the practical application by the participants.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Participation in this training requires good knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools. Participants can see which tools are included in the training in the following list of quality methods. In preparation for the training, it is recommended to refresh the expertise with appropriate sources, if necessary:

Method list:                                                                                    

Advanced Quality Planning /Product Development Process (Source:  VDA Volume Maturity Level Assurance for New Parts (MLA))

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Special Characterisitcs (Source:  AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook and VDA Volume Special Characteristics )

Statistical evaluation of measuring systems (MSA) (Source: VDA Volume 5 – Capability of Measurement Systems)

Statistical Process Control (SPC) (Source: VDA Volume 4 - Economical Process Design and Process Control )

Sample processing methods (Source: VDA Volume 2 – Production Process and Product Approval (PPF) )

Control plan  (Source: IATF 16949)                                                      

Problem-solving techniques   (Source: VDA Volume 8D – Problem Solving in 8 Disciplines )


Certifcate of Qualifcation

After passing the test, the participants will receive a certifcate
of qualifcation


2 days