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Our Newest Quality Training Kicks Off in April!

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New Training Alert! Understanding the Welding Special Process System Assessmenta workshop that helps participants learn how to internally assess the management and control of their welding processes – is now available at the AIAG Store.This new AIAG training is based on the second edition of the CQI-15 Welding System Assessment (WSA), which was developed in collaboration with Ford Motor Company, Nexteer Automotive, Adient, Dana, Delphi Technologies, FCA US LLC, General Motors Company, Gestamp Mason, and Magna International.

Released in October 2019, the WSA 2nd edition is a comprehensive audit covering all variations of welding, intended to provide a common approach to a welding management system for automotive production and service part organizations.                           

Improvements in the second edition include a scoring system that allows organizations to have a numerical or measurable indicator to their compliance – permitting them to monitor their improvement actions over time – along with best practices for many processes and components to share lessons learned globally. 

Ready to learn how to effectively use the WSA, including the new scoring system? Join us at our upcoming Understanding the Welding Special Process System Assessment training course – next offered on April 20, 2020.*

Along with receiving a copy of the WSA 2nd edition, attendees at this one-day workshop will:

  • Review CQI-15 requirements for assessment procedures and frequencies
  • Review the internal assessment process and assessor qualifications
  • Review the documented assessment procedure and checklists, and share best practices
  • Learn the Automotive Process Approach for effective auditing
  • Develop an “Audit Plan” to be used as a guide within your organization
  • Through the use of the Automotive Process Approach, learn how to effectively use:
    • System Assessment
    • Job Audit Forms
    • Process Tables
    • Develop an “Audit Plan” to be used as a guide within your organization

Click here to learn more about AIAG’s Understanding the Welding Special Process System Assessment training course and save your seat today!   

*AIAG and its membership are working individually and collectively to mitigate the effect of the global coronavirus contagion on our companies, customers, suppliers and employees and their families. Out of an abundance of caution, AIAG has postponed all face-to-face instruction at our Southfield headquarters, effective Monday, March 16, 2020. This suspension will last until 4/13/2020. All postponed courses will be rescheduled. We will reevaluate these actions going forward and share any updates in future communications. Please contact AIAG customer service at 877-275-2424 or order_inquiry@aiag.org with any questions or concerns.