Automotive Quality Core Tool application is mandatory as per the IATF 16949:2016 standard. Application of these tools in regular quality management of automotive parts is essential. Most OEM companies insist that their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers definitely apply these tools and provide evidence. Tier 3 suppliers may be insisted by their customers to apply these tools.
IATF Annexure shows the mandatory requirement for the application of Automotive Quality Core Tools. The application of these tools could be complicated without proper training and understanding the principles and application.
The objective of Automotive Quality Core Tools training is to prepare the approval of the customer before the bulk production. Clearance for production may not be possible without the submission of Parts Submission Warrant which is a part of Automotive Quality Core Tools application.
The tools will also facilitate the methods of inspection, measurements, control. Verification and validation of the design of the parts and processes required for producing the automotive parts.
In order to do that one has to understand the application details of all the Automotive Quality Core Tools and have proper documentation to show evidence of having applied the Automotive Quality Core Tools.
Finally, the course emphasizes the effective methods of documented information required for application of Automotive Quality Core Tools as a part of quality management system, this application also needs to be audited, both internally and by certifying body to ensure that application is proper and is providing desired information for quality decision making.