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Virtual IATF 16949 Lead Auditor training

About the Course
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  • Live instructor virtual training
  • Teams:Private Virtual Session
Course Hours: 40

About the Course

Virtual IATF 16949 Lead Auditor training
including OEM Customer Specific Requirements
How-to-audit the core tools
offered virtually 8a -5p in your chosen timezone
Exemplar Global Logo This program certified in the competency-based training.
Students can earn the QMS, AU and TL competency 

About the course
Course Objectives:
  • Teach and train the skills needed to be a Lead Auditor in the Automotive Industry including the additional requirements of:
    • OEM customer specific requirements
    • how-to-audit the Core Quality Tools
  • Help students learn about the new high-level structure used in ISO9001-2015 and now embedded in IATF 16949-2016
  • Show students an easy-to-use method to more easily understand technical documents like IATF 16949-2016
  • Help students learn about the new requirements in IATF 16949 so that they can transition their current QMS to meet new requirements
  • Help students to learn about the specific changes made in IATF 16949 that will impact them now
  • Help students to know current OEM requirements and how and where to find information about changes made to OEM requirements
  • Help students understand how to audit the core tools used in the current QMS
Includes a detailed review of ISO 9001:2015 and the IATF 16949:2016 standards.

QAI has trained thousands of Automotive lead auditors going all the way back to QS 9000 days. Our industry experts help you through the critical understanding of what you need to know to be a Lead Auditor but also to help you understand the new QMS from a practitioner's perspective, too. Most of our customers fit that role: they're actively involved of the management of the system and also participate occasionally as auditor. With QAI Training you'll not only meeting industry specific requirements, but you'll learn by doing.

This Lead Auditor training course also includes Customer Specific Requirements and how-to audit the Core Tools training.

Every auditor training class has a review of the requirements. It is, most likely, the least exciting part of any training class that you'll attend, but QAI has a trick up our sleeve for our students because we’ve turned a mundane practice of death by slide show into a learning experience that incorporates the OEM and Core Tools requirements into every single clause and subclause. That means you get all the facts at once without having to piece it together on your own.

We will show you an easy to learn, easy to use method for breaking down technical documents like the IATF 16949 standard or any other technical document. Our expert instructors will convert the technical document in layman's terms backed by automotive industry experience that suppliers to the auto industry appreciate.

This comprehensive training course includes a complete and thorough review of the automotive industry's IATF 16949-2016 standard with tips and hints for successful auditing and for being a system manager.

OEM Customer Requirements: Meeting customer requirements is a requirement of any 16949 implementation. We've constructed an auditors' guide and have included a review of the North American OEM Customer Specific Requirements as part of this Lead Auditor course. This section helps auditors become specifically aware of the auditing outcomes expected by the OEM customers.

Core Quality Tools. If making customer requirements a part of the standard without specifically listing the specific requirements within the standard seems crafty to you, consider this: how about the fact that meeting specific requirements of any North American OEM means that a 16949 QMS auditor should be able to process audit a completed PPAP submission package and understand the different linkages within the package.

Our core quality tools module is a training course within a course that will help you to accomplish that goal and more. We do this with a series of learning workshops that help you build the audit trail of inter-relationships that exist between APQP, Control Plans, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, and MSA, and the IATF 16949. You'll get an auditor's perspective so that your audits are informed and knowledgeable audits of the interrelationships of the IATF 16949, Customer Requirements, and the Core Quality tools.

Process auditing: The need hasn't changed. Our workshop activities are designed to help you understand what we have been teaching for years. We'll build and then strengthen your ability to assess a complete IATF 16949 QMS system and its conformance to the IATF 16949 requirements. You'll understand the process of inputs-and-outputs from an IATF perspective. You'll review and use industry suggested methods and techniques of COPs, MOPs, SOPs, Turtle Diagrams and other commonly used approaches that have evolved from the use of process auditing.

We'll build your skills so that you'll effectively be able to make transitioning smooth. You'll get the most information possible from your audits to help your company improve and continue to meet requirements.

Our case study activities were designed to dramatize common QMS landmines and showcase the increased need for customer satisfaction, continual improvement and risk mitigation.

Group case studies, with mock auditing, will reinforce learning the process auditing model. The case study helps to familiarize you with the customer-oriented process auditing process that the North American OEMs are pushing registrars to perform at your facilities. Process auditing is taught through a progressive series of fun and interactive mock auditing exercises. You'll leave the class having conducted 3-6 practice audits including a complete facility audit.

Students end the course conducting an assessment of the case study facility and making a recommendation on registration.
About competency-based training
Competency based training is learning by doing. This is not just lecture: even in our virtual training sessions there are hours and hours of hands-on activities and practice activities to help make auditing easier and practical. This help make the training enjoyable, easy to learn, go by quickly, challenging, but fun.

Students get results that are measurable because competency training is based on your ability to demonstrate that you can effectively perform certain audit tasks.

Multiple examination of competency proving activities take place several times each day. Students receive feedback and guidance in each competency proving examination activity. The feedback and guidance help make certain that students not only understand the material but are able to apply it in their job.

The multiple examinations help instructors assure that a student understands and grasps the material. Instructors can then provide tailored guidance to help the student understand any gaps that may not have been closed to that point. Instructors like this format too because they get feedback along the way about how well they are transferring critical knowledge. It is a blend that works for everyone.

Reassessing and re-guiding from an instructor with "real world" experiences helps to improve confidence in abilities, helps in applying the newly learned information, and improves your competence.
About our instructors
With energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced internationally certified auditors as instructors, students get more than "slide readers" at all QAI training sessions. In this QAI Lead Auditor course, students get real-world, professional know-how partnered with outstanding training materials.
About the virtual training
Virtual training is conducted in the time zone listed.  
If you can join a Zoom meeting, you can do this.  There are no files to download and upload.  Everything is accomplished inside our virtual training environment.  If you have two-monitors, it makes it far easier to watch Zoom on one while doing the work on the other. It’s not required, but it certainly is helpful for the student.
Tools you will need, wish for, or want in a virtual training
  • A copy of the standard(s) for the training. This is not provided by QAI.
  • Windows 10 operating system or better.
  • A headset with microphone is STRONGLY suggested.
  • Dual Monitors is STRONGLY suggested.
  • Ability to join the training on Zoom.
  • Training usually takes place in a quiet area. Please join from a quiet space (another reason for a headset).
New for virtual training | Pre-training training covering basic terms:
After registering for our Lead Auditor training, students will be provided access to two online basic QMS terms and basic Auditing terms training programs. Each has a 15-question quiz. Students are required to take the training prior to the start of training and must receive a passing score of 70% or above on the quizzes. Persons already familiar with these terms will likely spend no more time than it takes to complete the multiple-choice quizzes.  Persons not familiar with these terms can review the presentation, download the PDF handouts and then take the quizzes. 
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  • Persons in the automotive industry that need to learn about the new QMS
  • IATF 16949 internal auditors that want to upgrade to conduct supplier audits
  • Team members responsible for the QMS
  • Persons interested in conducting supplier audits
  • Anyone interested in learning about the requirements of the automotive industry
  • Salespeople and customer service personnel working for automotive suppliers
  • Business owners considering IATF 16949 for their business
  • Persons conducting internal audits
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