Southfield, Mich. (Vocus) May 9, 2010
Developed in a collaborative effort by volunteers from Chrysler Group LLC, Delphi Corp., Ford Motor Co., General Motors LLC, Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., Nexteer Automotive, The Lincoln Electric Company, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, TRW Automotive, and Visteon Corp., the Soldering (CQI-17) and Welding (CQI-15) System Assessment Guidelines join the family of special process assessments providing a common approach to a welding and soldering management systems for automotive production and service part organizations.
“The CQI-15 and CQI-17 assessments are important to the industry as a whole and specifically to individual companies because they provide a roadmap for companies to keep their procedures and processes updated,” says Virender Choudhri, global technical, cost and supplier quality leader: stampings, tubings, and steel, Delphi Corporation, who was a member of both work groups. “This allows them to meet and or exceed customer expectations.”
These System Assessments were developed to provide continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The Soldering System Assessment helps frame a common approach to a soldering management system for automotive production and service part organizations, while the Welding System Assessment does the same for welding management systems. In addition, both assessments support the automotive process approach in ISO/TS 16949.
"These assessments provide easy access to automotive industry minimum expectations with regards to system and process quality,” states Dave Willig, sr. mfg. engineer, welding & robotics, Nexteer Automotive.
The new assessment guidelines are now available in print and electronic document formats, exclusively from AIAG. For more information visit the AIAG Web site at http://www.aiag.org.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. For more information, please visit the organization’s Web site at http://www.aiag.org .