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23 Years of Successful Consulting Projects

 

It is our main objective is to create, maintain or re-establish sustainable competitive advantages for our clients. To this end, we employ superior management systems as well as our ability to respond flexibly and quickly to changes. Our service portfolio focuses on three main aspects:

  • Implementation and optimization of processes up to the establishment of complete management systems
  • Coaching and training of managers and employees to achieve sustainable changes in behavior and attitude
  • Temporary Management: Audits, Preparation of Reviews, Supplier Qualification

 

Over the past 23 years we have collaborated with our clients to develop common quality methods, tools, training, and consulting. Our quality management consulting tools include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Product Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).

Today, most manufacturers and suppliers require use of one or more of these tools. Therefore, organizations whose employees have mastered these core processes can assure their team has the most qualified individuals working on their behalf and that applicable quality reference manual requirements will be met without fail.

 

Our Expertise

  • Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Risk Analysis – Auditing
  • Quality Management
  • Functional Safety (FuSa)
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy
  • SOP Leadership & Strategy
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Change Management

Sectors / Industries

Our rapidly growing client base spans a wide range of industries including:

 AUTOMOTIVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL
IATF 16949:2016 ISO 50001:2011 ISO/IEC 20000-1 ISO 13485:2016
ISO 9001:2015 ISO 14001:2015 ISO/IEC 27001 TPECS | MDSAP

 

PACKAGING MANUFACTURING FOOD SUSTAINABILITY
ISO 22301:2012 ISO 9001:2015 FSSC 22000:2005 ISO 37101:2016
BCMA | IRCA ISO 14001:2015 HACCP | GMP ISO 26000 | 20121

 

Who benefits from consulting with GPG?

Quite simply, anyone involved in the engineering, manufacturing, quality control, or sale product. That includes professionals working in:

  • Product quality planning
  • Measurement systems
  • PPAP submittals
  • Design and process FMEAs
  • Applying SPC methodologies

Keeping pace with the global growth in automotive, the Quality Core Tool documents are available in English, German, and Spanish.

 

How soon can I start?

How about now? With GPG’s onsite training your pathway to optimum quality and customer satisfaction is easier than ever.

 

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FMEA AIAG | VDA

Finally Aligned

 

Although the final version will be released by the end of April 2018 and publish by May 2018, the yellow print is ready since 15th November 2017.

Currently suppliers and system developers providing products to both German and North America automotive industry OEM’s are required to assess their products’ failure modes and effects differently, based on differences between the Severity, Occurrence, and Detection rating tables in the and AIAG and VDA FMEA Manuals. This causes confusion and adds complexity to the product development and product improvement activities of the suppliers.  The methodological specifications in the respective standards and manuals of AIAG and the VDA show differences. These often lead to discussions, multiplication and complexity.

One of the main focuses of the AIAG | VDA Alignment is the standardization of the criteria, severity, occurrence and detection within the new ranking tables.  The AIAG | VDA work group are completing a core set of FMEA requirements/expectations that will enable suppliers (globally) to have a single FMEA business process and associated set of methods and tools to produce robust, accurate and complete FMEA’s that would meet the needs and expectations of any of their customers.

GPG will work with you on the process and the contents of the FMEA approach to AIAG and VDA, each step of the way, as this alignment process is finalized sometime in April/May 2018.  Now is the perfect time to book your onsite training for your team(s), at your facilities.  Give us a call toll free or email us today.

 

Early indications are as follows:

  1. The joint FMEA method description according to AIAG | VDA will contain six steps (Instead of the five steps to VDA so far). “Scoping” is a further step in the development the FMEA.
  2. The Risk Priority Number (RPN) as a product of the occurrence probability, importance of the Error sequences and discover-ability, and will instead be an Action Priority (AP):

 

5 Step approach will now be a 6 step approach:

 

Also RPN column will be replaced by Action Priority:

 

According to the qualification in severity, occurrence and detection, the qualification of Action Priority (AP) shall be granted.

This change will require training to processes staff, if you need the full AIAG or VDA document(s) of this article and/or training with the current filling of the FMEA please contact call our toll free number above and/or send us an email.