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General Consensus- CQI Audits ?

Discussion in 'IATF 16949:2016 - Automotive Quality Systems' started by Verna.T.Toole, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Verna.T.Toole

    Verna.T.Toole New Member

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    So there are quite a number of CQI audits out there. Theoretically, everyone (in automotive) should be compliant with every one that applies. My experience in reality is that this is NOT the case. They definitely do not all have the same weight with the OEMs. My experience is this:

    CQI-8: Layered audits - nobody ever checks for this.
    CQI-9: Heat Treating - everyone wants this, everyone asks for it. It's a live and viable audit.
    CQI-11: Plating - Hit or miss. Sometimes they want it, sometimes they don't care. (My product is not cosmetic).
    CQI-12: Coatings - Taken a bit more serious than CQI-11, but only a bit more.
    CQI-15: Welding - One would think it gets a lot of focus, but it doesn't.
    CQI-17: Soldering - Almost unused. (My product isn't circuit heavy either, but we do have some.)
    CQI-27: Castings - nobody checks this.
     
  2. John C. Abnet

    John C. Abnet Well-Known Member

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    Good day @Verna.T.Toole and welcome to the forum.

    Do you have a question specific to your post?
     
  3. ncwalker

    ncwalker Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your list, Verna. They don't all carry the same weight.

    Also - not all audits are equal. CQI-9 is a very good audit. CQI-27 leaves a LOT to be desired.

    But also - what is your question?
     

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