Announcing a New Core Tools Exam: the AIAG & VDA Process FMEA Certification Exam

Jun 17, 2022


Have you spotted the latest addition to our Quality Training Store? If not, now’s the time to check out the new AIAG & VDA Process FMEA Certification Exam!

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Updated Core Tools Bundles Now Include AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

May 11, 2022

Developed with a global team of automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier subject matter experts, the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook incorporates best practices from both AIAG and VDA methodologies into a harmonized, structured, approach.

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AIAG Announces New Reverse Process FMEA Fundamentals Course

May 11, 2022

Does your Process FMEA match your manufacturing process? Reverse PFMEA is a structured process used to ensure your PFMEA matches your process, and your process matches your PFMEA. The PFMEA is evaluated using actual process performance, as the PFMEA is compared to process metrics and is walked through the manufacturing process to validate the match. This continual improvement tool verifies your manufacturing process is performing as intended and that all identified error proofing is implemented and functioning.

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2021 Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) Overview: Trends, Updates, Case Study and More!

Apr 08, 2022

AIAG’s Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) experienced a monumental year in 2021 – a year that included preparation of a new CTSA language, a change in FMEA focus, and an organization using the CTSA to drive Core Tools competency and employee training plans. 

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Benchmark Your Core Tools Knowledge with AIAG’s Free Core Tools Self-Assessment

Sep 09, 2020

The results are in – the latest data from our Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) is now available on our Core Tools Self-Assessment Industry Results page!

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What’s New with AIAG’s CTS Software?

Jul 16, 2020

As we continue to update and develop our Core Tools Support (CTS) software to improve the user experience, we’re excited to announce the addition of two new support features on our main CTS webpage, and a new task screen in the software itself!

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Core Tools Support (CTS) Software Update

Jun 13, 2019

Since launching the new AIAG Core Tools Support™ (CTS) software, we’ve been busy collecting feedback, working on updates and making improvements. In light of this, AIAG held a CTS software update webinar on June 6th, during which AIAG program manager John Cachat shared a short demo, and details on the software’s newest features – added in response to feedback from users around the globe – as well as upcoming functionality to support the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook.

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AIAG Launches New Quality Core Tools Support Software Specially Designed For Unique Needs Of Lower-Tier Suppliers

Apr 11, 2019

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has launched a simple, time-efficient software tool to help suppliers comply with their customer’s quality requirements. While valuable to any automotive company, the AIAG Core Tools Support™ CTS) software is especially designed for parts manufacturers Tier 2 and smaller.

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AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project Status

Jun 14, 2018

The AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project is making great progress with the help of several dedicated volunteers. The project team is focused on improving the former XLS based Core Tools Software Disc with an “Excel like” front end supported by a robust database backend.

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Download the (free) Core Tools Key Terms!

Mar 02, 2018


Planning to take the Core Tools Self-Assessment? AIAG's free Core Tools Key Terms will help fill your Core Tools knowledge gaps.

The Core Tools Self-Assessment was created by AIAG to better prepare automakers and suppliers to use the Core Tools processes (i.e. SPC, FMEA, MSA, APQP/PPAP). Understanding these processes is becoming a requirement for the industry and AIAG wants to make sure that you are prepared.

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