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Quality Partner Newsletter – September 2019

Welcome to the Fifteenth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook Courses Launched!

In June 2019, after 3 years in development, the new AIAG-VDA FMEA handbook was issued. The handbook is structured around a seven-step approach, applicable for both DFMEA and PFMEA, with risk assessed using an action priority (AP) ranking.

Quality Partner has developed a range of courses outlined below.

Rather than just teaching the theory, all courses are supported by detailed delegate exercises and case studies to help delegate apply the new handbook in a practical, value added approach.

For more information contact Paul Hardiman at paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – April 2019

Welcome to the Fifteenth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – Janaury 2019

Welcome to the Fourteenth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – October 2018

Welcome to the Thirteenth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – July 2018

Welcome to the Twelveth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – April 2018

Welcome to the Eleventh edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

 

Quality Partner wins ‘Best TPM Training Specialist 2017’ Award

Quality Partner is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded the Best TPM Training Specialist 2017 award at The 2017 UK Corporate Excellence Awards.

This highly respected award recognises the world class support and training consultancy services that Quality Partner provides to manufacturing businesses on a global basis. Only two years old, Quality Partner leads the way in TPM and Management Systems training (including ISO9001 and IATF 16949).

Read the full article at https://www.cv-magazine.com/2017-2017-uk-corporate-excellence-awards (pages 10-11).

 

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – December 2017

Welcome to the Tenth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Stop press: Quality Partner launches five day lead auditor training for IATF 16949: 2016

ISO/TS16949 is the global technical specification for quality management standards in the automotive supply chain. ISO/TS16949 focuses on continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction in variation and waste in the supply chain.

In 2016 ISO/TS16949 was updated to align with ISO9001: 2015, which adds increased focus to Risk Based Thinking within a process based Quality Management System.

Quality Partner, managed by Paul Hardiman, who is recognised as one of the global experts for ISO/TS16949, has developed a lead auditor course focused on how to carry out effective process based internal audits against ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016, incorporating the concept of Risk Based Thinking.

Course Details

This five day ISO/TS16949 Lead Auditor Training course is designed for delegates working in the automotive supply chain, from Directors to shop floor supervisors, who are required to support their organisation in undertaking effective process based internal or second party audits.

To attend the course previous internal auditing experience would be beneficial but not necessary.

Delegates will learn the skills required to plan, undertake and report internal and second party audits utilising the process approach to auditing.

The course includes a detailed knowledge and application exam on day 5.

The course meets the auditor qualification requirements in IATF 16949: 2016 related to internal auditors (7.2.3) and second party auditors (7.2.4)

Course feedback

The first course has delivered to a group of 20 delegates from ST Microelectronics in the Philippines in November 2017.

The course was a resounding success, with an average delegate rating on satisfaction of 4.96 out of a maximum of 5.

The feedback included the following comments:

“Trainer is excellent in all aspect”

“Informative, examples given are appropriate”

“Very informative, excellent facilitator, expert in the subject, effective trainer”

“Trainer delivered the training in a manner that can easily be understood; no dull moments; workshop is appropriate to the activities”

“Very helpful to have a clear understanding of IATF ISO9001; excellent trainer”

“Very interesting, Interactive; facilitator delivery style is excellent”

“Content and phase of training”

“Understanding of IATF 16949 specific and basic requirement”

“Able to understand the contents and application of IATF 16949”

“Informative, it improves my understanding and skill about the subject”

“IATF clauses and understanding”

“Application of IATF 16949 requirements to auditing proper”

“Familiarity of IATF standards”

“Interactive”

“IATF requirement is applicable to my task; risk based approach”

“Very comprehensive, case studies are excellent, very good exercises, very clear English from Paul”

“The course met my objective to learn and to achieve necessary knowledge that I can share with fellow auditors”

“Risk Based approach; more detailed customer specific requirement”

“Help me to be more effective auditor”

For more details of the course and costs, contact Paul Hardiman at paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – September 2017

Welcome to the ninth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – May 2017

Welcome to the Eighth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – February 2017

QP7-ThumbWelcome to the seventh edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

STOP PRESS!

IATF 16949 videos now available!!

Quality Partner has produced a series of short videos to help with the transition to IATF 16949. Each video is approximately 15 minutes long and gives practice advice on the changes and how to make a successful transition to IATF 16949: 2016.

Topics covered:

          • Introduction to IATF 16949: 2016
          • The key changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016
          • Risk Based Thinking
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Top Management
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Sales
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Design
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Supplier Management
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Production
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Maintenance
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Human resources
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Monitoring and measurement
          • Changes in ISO9001: 2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 affecting Internal Auditing

For more information visit our IATF 16949 web page

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – November 2016

Newsletter-QP-Issue-6-2016-thumbWelcome to the sixth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Training Course

A Practical Approach to Risk Based Thinking. 25-26th January 2017, at the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre), Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park, Coventry, Warwickshire CV7 9JU

Quality Partner are pleased to announced the above course in partnership with Bridge Group and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

Full details of the agenda and content see the attached flyer.

For more details or to register contact john.bragg@bridge.eu.com or Paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

IATF 16949: 2016 Seminar in Jakarta Indonesia

In partnership with URS Indonesia Paul Hardiman delivered a one day seminar in Jakarta on the changes in IATF 16949: 2016

44 delegates from a range of Indonesian automotive suppliers, mostly already certified to ISO/TS16949: 2009

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The day included delegate exercises and generated many questions from the delegates. As well as reviewing the changes, the seminar focused on Risk Based Thinking and practical techniques to effectively address risk and opportunity within a process based management system.

 

IATF 16949:2016

In October 2016 IATF16949: 2016 was issued, the update to ISO/TS16949.

As well as fully respecting ISO9001: 2015 with the focus on Risk Based Thinking, it adds additional automotive requirements, some new, some modified.

Quality Partner is ready to meet all your training needs for the revised standard

Whether it is audit transition training, training for senior management, or an onsite gap analysis to identify the areas to address, Quality Partner can tailor a package to suit your organisation.

There is nobody in the UK with more experience in training delegates in Automotive Quality Management Systems than Paul Hardiman. He is an internationally respected trainer, having trained over 600 certification body auditors and 4500 internal second party auditors.

The fully inclusive, competitive pricing policy, with no hidden extras, is excellent value for money with a guaranteed delegate satisfaction.

Hurry as the transition has to be fully completed by September 2018.

For more information contact +447341845930 or mail paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

IATF 16949:2016

In October 2016 we will see the issue of IATF16949: 2016, the update to ISO/TS16949.

As well as fully respecting ISO9001: 2015 with the focus on Risk Based Thinking, it will add additional automotive requirements.

Quality Partner is ready to meet all your training needs for the revised specification

Whether it is audit transition training, training for senior management, or an onsite gap analysis to identify the areas to address, Quality Partner can tailor a package to suit your organisation.

There is nobody in the UK with more experience in training delegates in ISO/TS16949 than Paul Hardiman. He is an internationally respected trainer, having trained over 600 certification body auditors and 4500 internal second party auditors.

The fully inclusive, competitive pricing policy, with no hidden extras, is excellent value for money with a guaranteed delegate satisfaction.

Hurry as the transition has to be fully completed by September 2018.

For more information contact +447341845930 or mail paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – August 2016

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – April 2016

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Risk Based Thinking Training Course a great success!

Delegates attending the recent two day ISO9001: 2015 course focused on risk based thinking delivered on 9-10th February 2016 gave a resounding thumbs up to the course. Feedback from the delegates on the course showed:

          • 100% satisfaction with all four parts of the course (5 out of 5 for all questions)
          • 100% satisfaction with the trainer (5 out of 5 for all questions on trainer competence)
          • 100% satisfaction with course materials (5 out of 5 for all questions)
          • All delegates said they are extremely likely to recommend course to colleagues

Here are jsut a few of the comments received about the course.

“I found the course very informative and helpful, there is a lot of opportunities that have come out of this course”

“Clear and easy to understand risk based thinking”

“Good base to highlight what is expected of ISO9001: 2015”

“Structure of course led to deeper thinking and practical application of the new standard”

“Good chance to get more knowledge of ISO9001: 2015”

With 100% satisfaction guaranteed, there are no risks in attending a Quality Partner training course!

To find out more about ISO9001: 2015 and risk based thinking contact enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

QNewsletter-QP-Issue-3-2016-1uality Partner Newsletter – January 2016

Welcome to the third edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Another global expert joins the Quality Partner Network

Full details of Terry Onica, a recognised Global expert in MMOG-LE, can be found by visiting Our Partners page.

 

Stop Press!!

Please note that the dates for the training course “A practical approach to risk based thinking” in Birmingham, UK, have changed from 20th & 21st January 2016 to 9th & 10th February 2016.

To book your place on the course please email enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk 

 

Harness the power of e-learning with the support of Quality Partner

In association with BSI, Paul Hardiman was invited to present a number of webinars to help facilitate effective communication and development of their ISO/TS16949 auditors. The focus was on raising knowledge to ensure effective auditing of ISO/TS16949 customer specific requirements.

Click on the link below to review the webinar on the globally recognised best practice assessment tool “Materials Management Operations Guidelines-Logistics Evaluation (MMOG-LE). MMOG-LE compliance is mandated by many global vehicle manufacturers as a customer specific requirement.

Click on the link below to review the webinar on VDA6.3 process audit. VDA6.3 is mandated by several vehicle manufacturers as a requirement for undertaking effective process audits of an organisations product realisation processes.

Quality Partner would like to thank BSI for allowing the webinars to be shared with other interested parties.

Quality Partner can help Certification Bodies and organisations in the automotive supply chain to develop effective e-learning materials. For more information contact enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

Quality Partner Newsletter – December 2015

Newsletter-QP-Issue-2-2015-1Welcome to the second edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

QP ISO/TS16949 Training

ISO/TS16949 Third Party Auditor Training Course

Quality Partner Limited, in association with Quality Partner Thailand, delivered the first course to help develop potential ISO/TS16949 third party auditors, in preparation for the official IATF training.

The training focused on effective auditing of the automotive core tools, customer specific requirements and ISO/TS16949. Delegates from three IATF recognised certification bodies attended the course in Bangkok from the 12-14th November 2015.

Feedback was excellent, with all delegates giving an overall course score of 10/10.

Comments from delegates on the course included:

“Easy to understand material in each section”

“Good workshops”

“The full involvement of the trainer and trainees”

“The contents and practical application was highly effective in assisting learning”

“Clearly explained, nice trainer”

 

Stop Press!!

Quality Partner launches open training programme – “A practical approach to risk based thinking”

2 day Training Course

Birmingham. UK

9th – 10th February 2016

Following successful delivery of several in-house courses, Quality Partner is pleased to announce the first in a comprehensive programme of open training courses to help organisations understand the changes in ISO9001: 2015 and make a successful transition.

While there has been significant discussion on the changed requirements in ISO9001: 2015 and focus on risk based thinking, organisations are looking for guidance on how to apply the requirements in a practical value added way, that will benefit rather than hinder the organisation success.

Look no further. Quality Partner has developed a practical course to help delegates understand the requirements of ISO9001: 2015, with a focus on Risk Based Thinking. The course includes many case studies and practical examples of how to deploy the requirements.

For more information download the course flyer, or to book places contact enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

ISO9001: 2015 released

On the 24th September 2015 the revision to ISO9001 was finally released. Unlike the minor changes in 2008, the 2015 version will change structure to align with other Management System standards (e.g. ISO14001) with more focus on “Risk Based Thinking”. Organisations certified to ISO9001 will have three years to review and update their system and be assessed against the new standard.

Quality Partner can offer a wide range of training and support to help organisations make a successful and value added transition.

This could include but not limited to:

          • Top Management awareness training
          • Internal auditor transition training

For more information contact enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

September 2015 – Another TPM expert Joins Quality Partner!

Quality Partner are proud to announce that they have been joined by Stuart Veitch, a TPM expert with over 25 years of operational management and consulting experience.

Read more >>>

 

Newsletter QP Issue 1 2015-1Quality Partner Newsletter – August 2015

Welcome to the first edition of the Quality Partner newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with developments in the field of Management Systems and TPM.

Feel free to download and circulate to colleagues and suppliers as you see appropriate.

Feedback on this edition, or ideas for future editions are welcomed. Mail any feedback to paul.hardiman@qualitypartner.co.uk

 

 

Quality Partner will be presenting at 2015 Management & Human Capital Conference, October 21st 2015, KL, Malaysia

7th-MHC_rev5-1The 7th Management & Human Capital Conference for Working Better Together towards Operational Excellence is your chance to find out! Get ready for an amazing day of gaining fresh ideas, powerful insights and innovative new ideas for leading your team to new levels of team excellence! Get the scoop on the latest leadership and management issues, trends, and results-boosting strategies from experienced local and overseas speakers.

Creating a Winning Mindset

…..a true culture transformation should outlast the management that initiated it

Presented by: Paul Hardiman, Managing Director, Quality Partner Limited, United Kingdom

Organisational behaviour is largely shaped by the types of corporate culture cultivated in the organisation. In order to create a winning mindset it is likely that a culture change will be required.

Boundaries need to be removed, giving employees more empowerment to make decisions and they are more confident and not afraid to be criticised or reprimanded for their ideas or approaches in improving a situation. Engaging with the whole workforce so that each individual can be involved in improvement is the way to a culture of sustained continuous improvement. A “zero loss” mindset must be created too, where losses are fully understood and reduced by a structured approach.

Do we want one person moving one hundred steps forward or one hundred people one step forward? Rather than have a band of elite specialists, we want to change the cultural mindset and everyone working towards achieving operational excellence with zero loss.

Topic Outline:

          • What is your organisation culture?
          • How can behaviour be changed to a winning mindset?
          • What is really “zero loss”?
          • How can we move to a zero loss culture?

To register for the event please go to www.nevilleclarke.com/malaysia/training/702001-101668/