Because of its importance in manufacturing and vehicle assembling, Mexican auto industry needs to keep on the highest international levels of competitiveness, and to achieve it, is based on three fundamental aspects: to ensure quality of supplied parts, productivity and continuous improvement, combined with an efficient control system and risk prevention that aims reduction of variation and waste throughout the supply chain.
This requires a plan that takes into account the risks related to your product and business.
Automobile manufacturers insist that those suppliers who are certified in ISO/TS16949 quality management standard for suppliers, and relying on Core Tools, for development and implementation of management systems designed to ensure compliance with product requirements at each stage.
These are the five basic Core Tools:
1. APQP. Advanced Product Quality Planning.
Ensures effective design for a product.
2. MSA. Measurement System Analysis.
Evaluates, analyzes and measures within the context of a set of operations and procedures, tools and measurement equipment, software and personnel used.
3. FMEA. Failure Mode Effects Analysis.
Analyzes potential risks of the product from design stage to delivery.
4. PPAP. Production Part Approval Process.
Its aim is to provide parts for mass production by suppliers and customers in a consistent manner, and repeat the process of compliance with specifications.
5. SPC. Statistical Process Control.
This tool asks organizations the definition of statistical tools in order to identify causes to control the variations in delivered parts.
Core Tools were developed to support organizations in competition, they are a series of live documental processes and are constantly changing, product improvement, and especially reduces variations and waste throughout the value chain.