Audits in the Automotive Industry
Automotive industry is a peculiar part of the production industry. It is characterized by its variety of products and services, from semi-finished products and small elements, through advanced hardware, to fully finished cars. The automotive industry is defined by suprisingly fierce competition - manifested in e.g. in newer and newer car models, released each quarter.
Operating in such complicated and competitive branch of the market requires using the highest standards of quality, implementing rules of continuous improvement and carrying out standard and process audits.
Audits used in the manufacturing industry
5S and 6S audits - are an invaluable tool in every factory, as well as in every smaller production plant, as it is an extremely effective tool for controlling all production and production-related areas for most medium and large-scale organizations. Find out more
Layered Process Audits (LPA) - are types of process auditing with varying frequency of execution that is carried out at many levels of the organization, from a process engineer to a plant director. Due to their high effectiveness, LPA audits have become a commonly used standard in manufacturing companies. Find out more
Safety Audits (HSE) - apart from appropriate training, taking care of the safety culture, maintenance and modernization of machines and devices, safety audits are one of the most effective tools when it comes to ensuring and maintaining the highest standards of work safety in a production plant. Find out more
VDA 6.3 Audits - german quality system standard. It was initialized specifically for the automotive industry and defines a set of rules and standards for suppliers, especially of german car manufacturers, such as Volkswagen or BMW. Find out more
Action Audit for the manufacturing industry
From the start, Action Audit has been used by the producers in the automotive industry in Poland, Germany, Italy and other countries, in which the automotive industry is highly developed.
The Action Audit, available in the Action Plan program, provides many tools necesseary in the automotive industry. One could even say, that Action Audit has been optimized specifically for its processes.
Whether you plan to carry out 5S auidts, Layered Process Audits (LPA), or Safety Audits (HSE); or you neeed a tool that will help you use Gemba Walks effectively; the Action Audit system will help you achive it.
Key benefits of using Action Audit in the automotive industry
Overall improvement of the quality of the auditing process - transparent scheduling, advanced configuration options, automatic assigning of auditors and addressing of corrective actions, combined with accurate real time reports, result in an overall improvement in the quality, transparency and reliability of the audit process.
Time saving - the information obtained from the current users of the application shows that they achieve between 60 and 80 percent savings on time they previously spent on servicing the auditing process.
Greater team involvement - having a tool with which auditors can carry out an audit from a computer, a tablet or a phone, and people responsible for corrective actions have access to comprehensive information about any inconsistencies, the involvement of the entire staff is increased and the effectiveness of interdepartmental cooperation is improved.
Secondary benefits - Having a properly planned and rigorously enforced system of auditing, it is impossible not to mention a number of secondary benefits, including: improved product quality, fewer complaints, improved key production indicators and increased customer satisfaction.
How to run Action Audit in 3 steps?
Click on the link below and fill out a short form in which we will ask you to present a few basic parameters regarding audits in your company.
One of our specialists will contact you to arrange an online meeting to see how Action Audit will work in your organization.
Based on the information from the form and the meeting, we will prepare an Action Audit especially for you and make it available for free testing for 30, 45, or even 60 days!