624 words, 2.3 minutes read. By Gerard Blokdyk
APQP 1 big thing: Analyze warranty claim data and report on opportunities for improvement to the business unit.
The big picture: Interface so that your organization manages, coaches, and develops a high performing Supplier Quality team that meets agreed upon objectives which deliver best practice results, added value, and continuous improvement.
Why it matters: Guarantee your process provides supplier with technical oversight and expertise in areas such as Process Development, PFMEA, Measurement Systems, Control Plans and Error Proofing in the context of the on-boarding process to start of production.
Yes, but: Ensure all aspects of product quality assurance by developing and monitoring adherence to technical, process, materials, and testing standards, as well as best practices.
State of play: Interact with members daily to help develop relationships, foster community connections, and obtain feedback on product quality, event requests, service levels and overall satisfaction.
What to watch: Work with internal and external (internal) customers to efficiently analyze, resolve, and manage quality issues that arise to prevent negative impacts to product quality, service, schedule performance, and/or cost.
How it works: Perform functional and regression testing of application and interfaces, to ensure that developed products meet design specifications and adhere to product quality standards.
Be smart: Work side by side with engineering leaders to enforce an automation first strategy to test case execution; ensure CI/CD pipeline key integration to drive product quality.
On the flip side: Make sure your organization is identifying, assessing and communicating product safety risks through leading and executing life cycle assessments, participating in product risk assessments, and providing guidance and direction for business product quality and commercialization management processes such as claims substantiation, design control, and literature and label content review and input.
Under the hood: Oversee that your strategy maintains daily quality checks on the processes, documentation and metrics to ensure activities by other process owners and supervisors is being completed.
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Between the lines: Make sure the overall function of the Project Quality Engineer is to ensure that the manufacturing process is manage producing product that meets the (internal) customer engineering design record and specification requirements.
Meanwhile: Make sure your design leads, mentors and develops a team engaged in quality control activities in coordination with Launch Engineering and interfaces with site (internal) customer quality engineering, product engineering, and manufacturing staff in order to develop and execute the quality control system for new product launches.
What they’re saying: “Lead programs from concept to launch by interfacing, coordinating, and supporting cross functional teams across several disciplines as engineering, quality, logistics, and purchasing.“, Quality Design Engineer II, Vehicle Solutions Group
Go deeper: Work closely with Product Managers to expand the depth of your service insights with data, and determine the highest impact projects to include in planning roadmaps.
The bottom line: Interface so that your process is overseeing the deployment and compliance of quality best practices, working closely with it Quality Managers and the teams.
What’s next: Ensure that all Product Quality specializations (or Quality Assistants) are trained on related procedures and operate in compliance with the work instructions and operative procedures.
ICYMI: Guarantee your organization is Including: IATF16949, Continuous Improvement, Total Quality Management, AIAG Advanced Quality Planning, PPAP, D/PFMEAs, Control Plans, DOEs, MSA/gaging/fixturing, GD and T, Dimensional layouts, Manufacturing Quality Systems and SPC.
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