SGS Academy Philippines - VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Implementation Course

VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Implementation Course

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Developed by the Quality Management Centre of the VDA (Verband der deutschen Automobilindustrie E.V. the German trade association for the automotive industry), defines a process-based audit standard for evaluating and improving controls in an organization's new product introduction and manufacturing processes.

This course is designed for you to have a solid understanding of  VDA 6.3 Process Audit and the methodology of process-based audits.  It reflects the changes in 2010, when the standard was comprehensively restructured to reflect the changes to ISO 9001 and customer-specific requirements in the automotive industry.



Introduction to VDA 6.3
Structure of QMS in the Automotive Industry
Overview of the Structure and Content of VDA 6.3
VDA 6.3 Sections P2 to P5
VDA 6.3 Sections P6
Audit Principles
Types of Audits
Preparing for Audit
-  Scope of Audit
-  Audit Plan
Execution of the Audit
-  Opening Meeting
-  Question Types
-  Findings
Audit Assessment
-  Scoring
-  Rules for Downgrading
Presentation of Results
-  Closing Meeting
-  Audit Report
Evaluation & Closure


The module gives a detailed understanding of the application of VDA 6.3 requirements.  This covers the entire product realisation process, including Project Management, Product/Process Design/Development, Supplier Management, Production and Customer Interaction.

At the end of the module, delegates will understand the structure, content and scoring evaluation system of VDA 6.3, and be able to undertake effective process based audits within their organisation.

The module is a prerequisite for delegates that wish to attend the Module C- Examination Day for Certified Process Auditors, a qualification required to undertake second party audits to VDA 6.3


The module is designed for people working in the automotive supply chain, including those working in design, engineering, purchasing, logistics, quality and manufacturing who have proven management systems auditing experience or who have attended Module A Basic Principles VDA 6.3 Process Audit.

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