BACKGROUND AND TOPICS
The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with the planning and manufacturing of a product. These audits are usually conducted within the organization or with suppliers prior to serial release, but also form a valuable contribution to process optimization within already existing manufacturing lines. Furthermore, potential analysis – as part of VDA 6.3 – also constitutes a tried and tested method to select new suppliers. This process audit standard can also be applied to further sectors such as mechanical engineering and wind power. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence are necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. With this course, we address participants who want to achieve qualification as certified VDA 6.3 process auditors in a compact training course of five days.
This five-day training addresses quality management personnel tasked with conducting process audits in their own organizations (internally) or in the supply chain (externally), as well as external auditors (deployment as service providers).
Taking into consideration the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements, this training introduces the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors for holistic application in the automotive industry. This includes general requirements, methods, principles, the evaluation scheme, and risk analysis. In addition, the underlying questionnaire is completely explained according to the assigned process elements (P1 – P7) so that participants can identify the respective risks along the supply chain and demonstrate the respective potential. The goal is to ensure a reliable assessment. Furthermore, the code of conduct for process auditors and the current SIs and FAQs are presented.
Concept and Methods
During this training, technical lectures, exercises, and case studies alternate to support the transfer of the topics into the participants’ work practice with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer. On the examination day, prospective VDA 6.3 auditors must pass an oral examination consisting of 30 minutes of preparation time and a twenty-minute interview with two examiners. For preparation, the training material handed out during VDA training (incl. VDA 6.3) is admitted, and these must be brought along on the examination day.
Prerequisites for Attendance
ID 381 VDA 6.3:2023 – Process-Auditor – Qualification (Days 1-4) Internal Process Auditor: -Minimum 3-day auditor qualification based on DIN EN ISO 19011 -Passing the Automotive Core Tools quiz, OR ACT Qualification (ID 415:2021 or ID 417:2019) OR minimum 2-day ACT training course + passing the ACT Quiz -3 years of professional experience, at least 1 year in quality management Supplier Process Auditor: -As per Internal Process Auditor -PLUS ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE - Evidence of 5 years of professional experience, at least 2 years in quality management
Certificate of Qualification
After passing the test, the participants will receive a certificate of qualification.
VDA Volume 6.3:2022