Choosing the wrong supplier is in many cases the main cause of your poor production and time delays. The quality of your work is greatly influenced by the inputs you work with. If the inputs do not meet the required specification or are not delivered on time and in the required quantity, it is very difficult to ensure the required quality of outputs. With the help of supplier audits, you can see the possibilities and quality of your suppliers in a short time. In addition, you can be sure that the audit process and output will be handled objectively by a non-interested third party.
GAP analysis or differential analysis is used for comprehensive verification of compliance with predefined requirements and standards. With the help of GAP analysis, you will find out detailed information about the current state in a short time, identify differences and weak points compared to the defined requirements. The output of the GAP analysis is also the determination of the priorities of the identified deviations and deficiencies, information for the determination of the action plan and the presentation of the results of the GAP analysis to the company's management.
Internal audit is one of the most commonly used methods for detecting nonconformity from defined requirements. It is often performed by an external company, mainly due to insufficient company capacity or staff incompetence, as the internal auditor has to meet specific training requirements and length of professional experience. Nonconformity from standard and defined procedures can be identified in a timely manner during cross-functional internal audits, so you can easily avoid annoying situations during 3rd party certification audits and 2nd party customer audits or unannounced external inspections.
As it is difficult to estimate the size of a company and its production for more than 5 years in advance, capacity problems often arise after years of operation. Expansion options are limited for most companies and the only option available is to operate within their capabilities. One way to find out your reserves is to perform a capacity audit and a logistics audit. These audits point to the potential for increasing production capacity while reducing production and storage facilities.
One of the biggest assets of any organization is clearly human resources. In many cases, a company can grow to the maximum personality level of its key people. The human potential of society can be developed and advanced. The basis of the successful progress of the whole company is a well-processed analysis, thanks to which you will find out the real state of your company, its strengths and weaknesses. Use this information to learn about opportunities for improvement.
Almost every major manufacturing company (especially in the automotive segment) can´t avoid customer audits. The current trend is to constantly increase the requirements for suppliers and at the same time to transfer responsibility for the delivery of products on time and in high quality. Customer audits are performed when selecting a new supplier, exceptionally on the basis of a qualitative or other stimulus or regularly at intervals specified by the customer.
Growing product quality requirements requires the use of effective process management tools in manufacturing companies. Thanks to the process audits, it is possible to reveal the causes of errors in the production process, eliminate complaints and waste that arise in the process. The output of the process audit also contains a proposal for corrective measures to eliminate the identified causes of problems and the possibility of eliminating losses that arise in the process.
OEM´s Customer expectations and the development of new production processes mean that there is a need for constant monitoring of requirements throughout the production chain. For this reason, companies are increasingly confronted with the requirement to be audited according to the requirements of VDA standards. Our auditors and consultants will prepare you for the demanding audits that await you. By preparing for the audit, we will help you identify possible procedural nonconformity, eliminate complaints and related loss. The outcome of the meeting will be a proposal for corrective measures and instructions to eliminate the identified causes of problems.
EN ISO / IEC 17025:2017 is a standard that applies to laboratories in various industries and ensures that standards for laboratory testing and calibration are followed in practice. The implementation of the ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory management system is an effective means of ensuring efficiency and technical competence in calibration and testing laboratories. A laboratory that has effectively implemented a laboratory management system in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 joins a growing global partnership of accredited laboratories.