Quality Management in the Automotive Industry
Because of social connectivity and the viral nature of news, a misstep or oversight in automotive quality management could have global implications in a matter of minutes.
High-profile recalls in recent years have shown that in the automotive industry, there is no room for error. All things considered, today’s automotive manufacturers experience a regulatory environment that reaches new heights on a regular basis. That trend seems to only be accelerating. And as we usher in a new era of innovation in automotive, quality and compliance will take center stage.
Although global automotive manufacturers leverage thousands of supplier relationships, quality is measured by the average end-user based on the final product. In other words, suppliers way up the supply chain have to be as cognizant about quality as industry giants. The focus on quality in automotive manufacturing is apparent in the prevalence of ISO/IATF/TS 16949 certification requirements—particularly among suppliers. Today, the ability to demonstrate precise quality and compliance is the entry fee to being considered as a supplier in the first place.
Automotive manufacturers have an incredible opportunity to go beyond simply meeting industry standards. What’s stopping that, however, is that companies of all sizes are most comfortable sticking with the status quo, which often means doing the bare minimum to demonstrate compliance or allowing siloed quality management efforts from engineering to production and throughout the value chain. It also means a lack of standardization, because companies that have grown either through acquisition or had organic growth globally have allowed for local functional differences in quality management.
IQS’s Approach Quality and Compliance in Automotive
Quality management as a competitive advantage is attainable with the right culture, system, and technology in place. IQS has translated deep automotive industry expertise into a modern, fully integrated enterprise quality management software solution. It is built for end-to-end automotive manufacturing and geared toward empowering professionals across the organization with actionable tools and intelligence needed to ensure quality from the start—on one unified platform.
With an automotive-focused QMS Software including document control, mobile audits, analytics, CAPA workflows, training, and supplier quality modules, as well as quality-focused SPC, PPAP, APQP, and FMEA modules, IQS makes sure you stay at the top of the preferred vendor list.
You can’t effectively operate without IQS’s enterprise approach to quality management and compliance in automotive. . Learn why you can’t manage ISO/IATF/TS 16949 without IQS software.