This certificate course for internal systems auditors reviews the technical specification in detail and covers the automotive approach to auditing. Practical application using a case study and role playing provides hands-on experience. The program includes application of the core tools (APQP, PFMEA, Control Plans, MSA, SPC and PPAP) and integrating customer-specific requirements into the audit process. This course meets Section 4.39 of the Ford Customer Specific requirements for Internal Auditors.

Following completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Interpret and apply ISO/TS16949:2009 to your organization
  • Understand the sequence and interaction of processes
  • Use performance measures to audit for effectiveness
  • Integrate customer specifics into the audit process
  • Describe the three types of audits required
  • Create system/process checklists
  • Gather objective evidence and determine conformance
  • Categorize non-conformance based on risk
  • Plan, document, report and follow up on audits assigned to you
  • Understand the use of the core tools
  • Identify which processes the core tools impact

Who should attend: Individuals who will manage, conduct, or participate in 1st or 2nd party audits.

Prerequisites: A general working knowledge of the core tools and your organization’s specific requirements is beneficial.

Length: 3 days

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