The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. These audits are usually conducted within the organisation or with suppliers prior to series release, but also form a valuable contribution for process optimisation with already existing manufacturing lines. Furthermore, potential analysis - as part of VDA 6.3 - also constitutes a tried an tested method to select new suppliers. The third and complete revision of the VDA standard in 2016 had the main objective of simplifying and unifying the standard in order to give it a more practical and international orientation. With these new advantages, the worldwide importance of VDA 6.3 has increased. Moreover, this process audit standard can now also be applied to further sectors such as mechanical engineering and wind power. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. With this offer, we address participants who want to achieve qualification as certified VDA 6.3 process auditors in a compact training course of five days.
Taking into consideration the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements, this training introduces the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors for holistic application in automotive industry. This includes general requirements, methods, principles, the evaluation scheme and risk analysis. In addition, the underlying questionnaire is completely explained according to the assigned process elements (P1 - P7) so that participants can identify the respective risks along the supply chain and demonstrate the respective potential. The goal is to ensure a reliable assessment. Furthermore, the code of conduct for process auditors and the current SIs and FAQs are presented. Certified VDA 6.3 auditors are able to conduct process audits independently internally and at the site of their suppliers. After
passing the examination, the participants will receive a certificate and an auditor card that provide evidence of their current and valid qualification. Thus they fulfil the requirements of customers or suppliers regarding their auditor competence.
This five-day training addresses QM personnel tasked with conducting process audits in their own organisations (internally) or in the supply chain (externally), as well as external auditors (deployment as service providers).
Prerequisites for Attendance
Admission to the examination is only granted after successful review of the application. Evidence must be provided of the certificate of qualification for the training ?VDA 6.3 - Qualification for Process Auditor?, evidence of auditor qualification based on DIN EN ISO 19011 (e.g., VDA Auditor, the training must have comprised at least three days) as well as at least five years? industrial experience, at least two of which in quality management.
If qualification was to VDA 6.3 (2010) (at least three days, not more than three years ago), evidence of successful completion of ?VDA 6.3 - Upgrade Training: from VDA 6.3 (2010) to VDA 6.3 (2016)? and / or ?VDA 6.3 - Competence Training for Certified Process Auditor? must be provided
Certificate and Auditor Card
After passing the written and oral examination, the participants will receive e certificate with a registered number and the respective entry into the VDA QMC database.
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