The IAOB’s sponsorship of our Core Tools Support™ (CTS) software continues! Cherie Reiche, managing director of the IAOB, explains: “In support of improving the management of FMEAs, Control Plans, and PPAP documentation, the IAOB, in partnership with AIAG, will provide up to 250 IATF certified organizations with a 1-year no cost subscription to AIAG’s Core Tools Support (CTS) software in the 2021 timeframe.”
Per the IAOB’s data analytics, 445 major non-conformances and 9,666 minor non-conformances were written against Control Plans during IATF 16949 audits from July 2019 through August 2020. While these Control Plan issues are identified as audit non-conformances, they also create customer and internal process issues that can negatively affect your processes and organization.
With AIAG’s CTS software, however, Control Plans and PFMEAs are linked and concurrently changed when either is updated. This document linkage ensures you have updated process steps and product and process characteristics, while also highlighting document-specific content needing to be completed.
This offer is available to the first 250 eligible organizations – including international organizations covered by the IAOB’s certification bodies – through December 2021. Qualifying organizations must be IATF certified by one of the IAOB’s 20 IATF certification bodies (listed here) and have a certification in good standing when applying for this special offer.
While AIAG membership is not required for eligibility, CTS customers will be prompted to review and agree with AIAG’s terms and conditions for the subscription and also asked for their IATF certificate number along with other professional details to verify eligibility and establish CTS membership. Eligible organizations cannot have a current CTS subscription or have previously received an IAOB sponsored CTS subscription in 2020.
Not familiar with our CTS software? AIAG’s CTS software develops Control Plans and FMEAs in a secure, Cloud-based environment that allows employees to access the documents when needed. Quick, easy updating of Control Plans and FMEAs link these changes between documents to ensure your documents communicate and are aligned, while promoting attention to detail when making changes and improvements. Revision control is maintained within CTS by having one workspace for editing the documents – there are no longer electronic copies of the same document in multiple locations. Learn more at www.aiag.org/cts.