The five Core Tools (FMEA, APQP, PPAP, SPC, and MSA) enable organisations to develop new products and processes more efficiently, reducing the risk of product and process failure, and enabling co-operation between supply chain partners. Core Tools underpin the product development process and product life cycle, from concept to service support.

Core Tools were originally developed by the ‘Big Three’ automotive OEM’s (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) to support QS-9000 and its role in approval of automotive sector suppliers. Core Tools are still key to the automotive sector today and organisations need to be familiar with, and use core tools (or other acceptable customer tools) to support the implementation of a Quality Management System that is compliant with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949.

In recent years, due to the recognised benefits, core tools have been used across a range of sectors including the manufacturing, defence, aviation and pharmaceutical sectors.

This four day training course, suitable for delegates from all sectors, combines all five of the AIAG Core Tools, saving delegates £785 when compared with attending the each course separately.

The five core tools consist of:

APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning

This will teach delegates how to make their products and production process’ meet market requirements and customer expectations.

PPAP – Production Part Approval Process

This covers the areas that will need to be considered during product development from the customers requirements. It ensures that products can be manufactured to the requirements consistently.

FMEA – Failure Modes Effects Analysis

FMEA techniques concentrate on how to detect and prevent failures, allowing companies to reduce the risk of defects in design and manufacture.

SPC – Statistical Process Control

SPC uses a variety of statistical tools for data and process analysis in order to improve productivity, efficiency, and product quality, whilst reducing variation and waste.

MSA – Measurement System Analysis

MSA equips delegates with the necessary skills to reduce measurement variation. This is achieved by assessing the process of how the measurements were obtained and the implications of errors in the manufacturing process.

This training course is suitable to any personnel involved in, or in charge of a manufacturing and design process. Delegates are not required to have substantial knowledge of the topics prior to this course.

Delegates should bring a laptop or calculator for use in practical workshops.

The aim of this combined Core Tools training is to allow delegates to:

  • Gain a strong understanding of all the Core Tools
  • Identify the requirements and expectations for the product or process
  • Provide high quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Produce high volumes sustainably

Our training course can be scheduled to take place at your offices, a venue of your choice or online on your chosen date. The 4 day course, which can be tailored to meet your organisation’s requirements, includes interactive workshops, case studies and team activities covering the five core tools; APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA. Dedicated training is often more cost effective and convenient for those wishing to train several team members and can be tailored to incorporate your organisation’s materials .

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