Continuous Quality Improvement

NMC Training Services offers a variety of quality and process improvement tools to support continuous improvement efforts at your organization. Topics covered include:

  • Set-up Reduction (SMED)
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Gap Analysis for ISO/QS/TS
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

APQP and PPAP Processes

  • Utilize APQP and PPAP processes effectively to meet customer requirements
  • Define APQP, control plans and PPAP processes and the application of these processes to your organization
  • Describe the relationship of APQP to control plans and PPAP and quality planning responsibilities
  • Describe the reason for and benefits of quality planning
  • Identify the inputs and outputs of the phases of APQP
  • Define APQP methodology and the relationship of APQP and control plans
  • Determine the impact of APQP to Quality Systems requirements
  • Describe the relationship of PPAP to APQP and Quality System requirements
  • Define and identify the sources for the inputs and outputs of the production, assessment, and corrective action phase of APQP
  • Determine the impact of PPAP to their organization

ISO/QS/TS

Learn the basic purpose and tools of these internationally recognized quality systems. At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the reasons for undertaking a quality system implementation
  • Identify the benefits and pitfalls and determine implementation responsibilities
  • Summarize the requirements of the quality system
  • Describe the impact of an organization’s culture on Quality System implementation
  • Summarize quality management system implementation requirements
  • Determine the authority and responsibility for the implementation process
  • List third-party registrar selection criteria
  • Identify quality system resources and references
  • Identify management’s role during a registration audit including protocol and recourse

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