The new AIAG CQI-27 2nd Edition was released in March 2018.
The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is the publisher of the CQI-Standards (“CQI” =Continuous Quality Improvement). Developed by AIAG's OEM and Supplier members, the goal of the Casting System Assessment is the development of a robust casting process that eliminates common root causes of casting defects and must be carried out at least once a year.
The CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment 2nd edition provides requirements for foundry suppliers of OEM automotive castings. It is a collective effort by OEM and Tier 1 customers to create common process requirements for foundries, requirements which our shared experiences tell us will benefit the foundry industry for their OEM automotive customers. The objective is to have robust processes which minimize the risk of casting defects in automotive applications.
CQI-27 has been substantially revised based upon feedback from users of the 1st Edition.
Enhancements in the 2nd Edition include:
For an OEM, discussions with the foundries about expectations for full CQI-27 compliance will concentrate resources on specific subjects which are often the root cause for castings which fail to meet Product Engineering requirements.
For a foundry, full compliance with CQI-27 is similar to reducing the RPNs on a PFMEA — the lower the RPN values, the less likely that customers will receive bad parts. Some of the requirements are defect prevention, and some are reduction of variation. All benefit quality metrics.
The new CQI-27 standard can be purchased directly from AIAG.
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TopQM-Systems audits your company and your subcontractors according to the above AIAG standards. Our auditing concept is based on an audit checklist translated by TopQM-Systems from the original AIAG-CQI guideline and offers you practical "on-the-job training" for your employees during the audit. On request, you can also receive the audit report in the respective national language.
TopQM-Systems trains internal CQI auditors. Our CQI training courses are based on AZWV seminar guidelines and the "Understanding AIAG CQI Self Assessment" training module is AIAG licensed. For many years, TopQM-System has been a recognized AIAG seminar provider on the global automotive market.
In addition to on-site audits, TopQM-Systems has also been conducting remote audits for your location and your suppliers for several years. Qualified and experienced TopQM-CQI auditors with many years of experience are available to you in Germany, the EU and also on site worldwide. Especially in these uncertain Corona times, we are a reliable partner on site, as well as via remote audits. Use our global expert audit team.
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