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Have You Implemented the Updated FMEA Requirements from the Latest Ford CSR?

The Ford IATF 16949 Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) were updated in November of 2021 with several important changes that became effective as of January 03, 2022 and were required to be implemented by July 1, 2022 for all programs that have not completed job 1 by that date.

Global Supply Chain Disruption

We are in the midst of what is being dubbed the ‘Great Supply Chain Disruption,’ a period that began with the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 and the infamous shortage of semiconductors around the same time, and has continued as the world has grappled with the resultant labor shortages and massive inflation

Weighing the Benefits of Transitioning to VDA FMEA: Addressing Weaknesses in the AIAG RPN

While there are plenty of online resources to deride the new format in favor of the AIAG 4th edition format that they’re used to, at IntellaQuest, we felt compelled to deep dive into some of the more positive aspects

What is PPAP?

PPAP is an acronym for Production Parts Approval Process, which is a formal method of production part approval from a manufacturer to its customer that was developed by and is widely used in the automotive industry, and has since found wide usage in many other industries as well.

22 Things to Consider When Considering Business Management System Software Solutions

Business management systems are critical to the operation to any business and choosing the right software solution to automate business processes can be a daunting task. Below is a list of 22 items to consider when selecting a business management system software solution

FMEA Software is Essential to IATF16949:2016 Compliance

The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook places emphasis on specific FMEA Software to attain compliance. If you're in the automotive industry, it's essential that you are prepared for this change