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Register Now for “Building the Future of Automotive Quality”

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With the release of the industry’s quality standard IATF 16949 in 2016 and the revision of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual in process, the industry is defining the new building blocks for the future of automotive quality. These developments are reflected in the theme of AIAG’s 2017 Quality Summit.

This year’s Quality Summit is scheduled for September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Registration — now underway — includes continental breakfast on both days, Tuesday lunch and evening reception, networking breaks, and exhibits.

The AIAG Quality Summit attracts the automotive industry’s technical professionals and leaders from OEMs, suppliers from all Tier levels, academics, and service providers. This day-and-a-half event will feature two tracks — Quality and Product Development — and will detail how the industry is building the tools necessary for the future automotive quality.

The Quality Summit is one of AIAG’s most popular annual events because it provides unique, valuable insights from OEMs and suppliers, including advice on how to navigate quality-related business in a global environment.

AIAG has posted the full agenda and speaker information. For additional information, visit the 2017 Quality Summit page on the AIAG website.

Will You Meet the Deadline for Transition from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016?

If you’re not ready, now is the time to check out AIAG’s newest eLearning, Essentials for Transition to IATF 16949:2016, which allows you to explore changes in the new standard without ever leaving your desk.

The eLearning walks you through a fictional scenario based on actual events: you are an external auditor at an automotive supplier’s location. Audit background, including the company’s scope and quality manual are reviewed, and then the audit begins.

The entire standard is available via split screen during the eLearning, and each section contains multiple choice, matching, and essay questions so you can gauge your progress. The online training concludes with a review of the IATF 16949:2016 standard with an emphasis on the changes.

While the eLearning is not intended to replace formal auditor training, it’s a great resource for self-study, and as a primer for future training.

For the eLearning, click here.

For additional IATF 16949:2016 training and certification options, documents, and more, click here.