We translate publications (i e standards and reference books) from VDA QMC to Scandinavian languages (mainly Swedish) and makes them thus more “available”.


Here you find litteature that may be ordered from us. More books will be produced in 2020-2021. See also business plan/development plan.

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Processaudit VDA 6.3

The most recent version of  “Process revision VDA 6.3” is from december 2016. It is principally the same method as the previous version from 2010 , but several minor changes have been made and the method has become more modern. A summary of changes made would be både revisionsprocessen och detaljerade krav.
följande har ändrats:

  • Innehåll anpassat till IATF 16949: 2016.
  • Den så kallade grundläggande kunskapen (Procession, Risk Management,
  • Communication and Target Focus) har helt avlägsnats.
  • Antalet frågor har minskats till 58 (från 60)
  • En del omlokalisering av frågor har gjorts.
  • Värderingen av frågor har gjorts motsvarande.
  • Alla frågor värderas lika.
  • Programhantering har inkluderats

Product Audits VDA 6.5

Product audits serve as a mean to the management of a company  in evaluating products from customer perespectives. It also helps in preventing customer compliants from occuring due to product non-conformances. Product audits also serve as input to continuous improvements.

In a product audit the specifications of a product in measured and evaluated (i e measures, functions, relability, packaging etc) according to what is important to and expected by the customer(s).

Product Audits accodring to VDA 6.5 describes area of use for product audits and provides proposal to strategic audit programs. Important activities are explained together with competence requirements for personnel operating product audits.

We provide licensed open and company internal trainings in VDA 6.5 and support in performance and planning of them.

VDA 6.2 – Additional requirements for Service providers

VDA 6.2; Additional requirements for companies submitting services (not physical products) to the automotive industry such as: calibration, maintenance, product development (consultancy) or process development. It is based on the requirements in ISO 9001:2015 and on the requirements in IATF 160949:2016.

Companies that provide services to customers with high quality requirements  and thath wisheds to go further and deeper than the requirements in ISO 9001, may gain advantages in developing its quality management system accoding to the requirements in VDA 6.2. It is mainly intended for the automotive industry, but other business sectors may use it too. It is in Germany currently possible to be certified for VDA 6.2

Marketing and analysis of business markets
Conformity to requirements and product safety of services
Contingency plans – Additional
Infrastructure – Additional
Documentation and traceability for measurements and monitoring

IATF 16949

IATF 16949:2016 id the automotive industry requirements for its suppliers and is a development of  the previous standard ISO/TS 16949:2009. IATF 16949 is also based on the requirements in ISO 9001:2015 but the automotive industry (IATF; VW, BMW, Daimler, PSA; GM, Ford, Chrysler-Fiat, JLR and Renault) has extended the requirements to include

  • Risk management (central)
  • Supplier control and approval
  • Product Safety
  • Embedded sofyware management
  • Internal audits (important)
  • Competence development

An English ring-binded (auditor) version may be purchased from our web-shop and can also be aquired from SMMT (UK).

MLA – Maturity Level Assurance for new products

Maturity Level Assurance for new products (assurance of) is a method for evaluation of risks in a development project. The first edition was launched in Germany in 2009 and 2018 an improved and developed 2nd version was published.

The method is based on a traffic-light system evaluation approach of conditions in seven sections according to:

Maturity Level
ML 1
Management of requirements for contract issue
ML 2
Supply chain determination and purchase order issue.
ML 3
Release of technical specification
ML 4
Release of production planning
ML 5
Components from production tooling and loications are available
ML 6
Product/Process APproval
ML 7
Project finishing. Transfer of responsibility to production. Start of re-qualificaiton

Maturity Level Assurance is a control method within project management that is initiated either by OEM or by customer. Through use of specified rules, such as “Round-Table” where the supplier of the products and the customers internal organization are working together at an early stage of the processs for product development. Unnecessary extra work can be avoided, when the elements in control of MLA constantly is a aware and and integrated at an early stage i project management.

AIAG & VDA FMEA – Failure Mode & Effect Analysis

This FMEA-manual is the result of more than three years of co-operation between automotive OEM:s and suppliers of Tier 1 level, which are members in Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA).

The text is completely new and the FMEA model has been revised in many important areas. The purpose is to submit a common base for FMEA over the över areas in the automotive industry as they are represented by the above organizations.

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis  (FMEA) is a teamwork-oriented, systematic, qaulitative and analytical method intended for:

  • Evaluation of potential (technical) risks for one or several  product(s) or a process(es).
  • Analysis of causes and effects to the above failures
  • Documentation of preventive or detective actions
  • Recommendations of actions reducing the risks.

Manufacturers observing different types of risks, including technical, financial, timing and strategic risks, using FMEA for analysis of such situation, may find improved safety and reduced failure amount as the results of a frequent and consequent approach.