AIAG Quality Core Tools and Continual Improvement Programs


Plexus International, in partnership with the AIAG, offers a gamut of understanding and implementation training courses and services on the Quality Core Tools. Successfully implementing the AIAG Core Tools (APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC) inside your organization requires an awareness and understanding of the scope and content of these documents. Supplier organizations are expected to show that they have implemented the core tools to achieve ISO/TS 16949 certification and also demonstrate that their organizations’ quality management systems are operating effectively in conjunction with these core tools. Knowledge and effective use of the core tools is one of the most important mechanisms for an organization who wants to develop a robust quality management system, and consistently manage its key processes. Our training courses and services are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding for successful implementation in your organization.

Quality Core Tools

- *$1233

APQP/PPAP > Instructor-led Learning
Learn the skills needed to implement the APQP process, develop control plans and complete the production part approval process smoothly, efficiently and effectively within your company. Additionally, acquire the skills necessary to complete all five APQP phases from "voice of the customer" through final output, including control plan methodology and PPAP submission.


- *$1233

FMEA > Instructor-led Learning
Establish the foundation to void Murphy's Law; things that could go wrong don't have to when you learn to use FMEAs successfully. This course will teach you the skills to understand and use FMEAs and the concept of risk reduction and defect prevention.


- *$1233

MSA & SPC > Instructor-led Learning
Establish a foundational knowledge-base to analyze your manufacturing system and enhance its effectiveness. Gain a basic understanding of how to establish, analyze and implement a statistical process control (SPC) system in a manufacturing environment.


- *$1233

SPC > Instructor-led Learning
Improve the performance of your quality management system and gain the ability to identify the need for SPC tools within ISO/TS 16949. Develop an understanding of the SPC methodology, learn to use control charting and carry out calculations and interpretations in the SPC reference manual.


- *$1233

MSA & SPC > Instructor-led Learning
Improve your understanding of the integration of statistical process control (SPC) and measurement systems analysis (MSA) into ISO/TS 16949 and discover how to develop a higher quality process control system by selecting and applying the appropriate statistical tools. Through a combination of instructor-led training and team exercises, you learn how SPC and MSA can be applied to a manufacturing environment. The goal is to illustrate how these techniques can be incorporated into a system to provide for not only process improvement, but also product improvement.


- *$1233

MSA > Instructor-led Learning
Study concise, efficient methods for planning and preparing a Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and understand process variation and its impact. Gain insight into organizational applications, categories of measurement system variation, and gage repeatability and reproducibility. Achieve an understanding of the MSA Reference Manual and its impact on quality systems.


- *$1233

FMEA > Instructor-led Learning
This course is designed to establish the use of FMEAs and to help you learn the skills needed to practice risk reduction and defect prevention. The course covers the linkage between Process Flows, PFMEAs, Control Plans and the relation between FMEA and APQP.


- *$1233

MSA > Online Learning
The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with the tools to perform various MSA applications within their organizations. The course is presented in several, self-contained modules to effectively drive the principles of MSA while enabling the participant to immediately tie the principles to their applications.


- *$1233

APQP/PPAP > Online Learning
Learn the skills needed to implement the APQP process, develop control plans and complete the production part approval process smoothly, efficiently and effectively. Realism is enhanced as the participant develops flow charts, process instructions and control plans for a case study product and carries them through the PPAP submission process.


- *$1233

FMEA > Online Learning
This course is designed to establish the use of FMEAs and to help you learn the skills needed to practice risk reduction and defect prevention. Through this online course you will foster an understanding of the specific components of Design and Process FMEAs; utilize the FMEA to avoid Murphy's Law; relate the FMEA to APQP; and gain the needed skills to practice risk reduction and defect prevention. e-Learning modules use case studies and interactive questionnaires to simulate a hands-on approach.


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General Core Tools > Online Learning
This Basic level course will provide participants with a better understanding of how the automotive industry Core Tools (e.g. APQP/Control Plan, FMEA, MSA, SPC and PPAP) work together to assure quality. Utilizing a case study approach, the course highlights key issues to address while utilizing the core tools to successfully develop and launch a new product. The results of this course will provide you with insights to know where your Core Tools strengths lie and where you may need further training.


- *$1233

SPC > Online Learning
Examine methods for implementing and applying the principles of statistical process control to manufacturing processes. This course will show the linkage of SPC and the Measurement Studies with ISO/TS 16949 requirements and the 4th edition FMEA and PPAP and offer methods for the use of SPC tools and application of software for the calculation of Control Limits and Measurement Studies. e-Learning modules use case studies and interactive questionnaires to simulate a hands-on approach.


- *$1233

General Core Tools > Online Learning
This course will provide a brief summary of the AIAG Core Tools APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, and MSA. The primary focus will be to create awareness of the AIAG Core Tools, with an overview of how they can help your organization in its journey through the never ending quest for continual improvement.


- *$1233

General Core Tools > Online Learning
Gain the necessary knowledge to select and use the appropriate tools for implementing and planning improvement initiatives. Designed for individuals involved in the use of Quality Tools, this online training focuses on the use of each tool in the planning, implementation and analysis of an organization’s projects.


* prices listed are for base options and may change based on purchase selections.
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