The automotive industry has never been more competitive than it is today. Global competition and increasing customer demands continue to drive quality requirements within the automotive supply chain. OEMs expect world-class performance through <100ppm mandates and buyers continue to reduce the number of suppliers to increase control.

Concentric has been a valuable partner to both OEMs and their international suppliers. Here is a short list of some of the services we have provided:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Development
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management
  • Lean/Kaizen Process Improvement
  • Six Sigma & Problem Solving
  • Financial & Inventory Control
  • Management System Development (QMS, EMS, OH&S)
  • Variance & Risk Reduction
  • ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management

If your organization has a project that you would like Concentric to look over or you have a need for a specialize skill set please contact us. We will be happy to look over your requirements and scope the project appropriately to make sure you get exactly what you need.


Standard Overview for Top Management (8hrs)

Description

This overview course caters to organizations either considering a leap from ISO 9001 to ISO/TS 16949 certification OR considering manufacturing for the automotive sector.  This course will provide an overview of the time, resource needs and general expectations associated with transitioning to ISO/TS 16949 compliance.

This course is the starting point for decision makers responsible for improving the health, control and predictability of a growing automotive organization.  This course may also benefit non-automotive organizations by introducing you to core tools used by automotive suppliers to improve performance and reduce risks.  This "50,000 foot view" helps you understand the breathe of what you DON'T know in order to make an informed decision on whether ISO/TS 16949 requirements are right for your organization.  CEUs = 0.4

Designed for:

Quality Managers, Beginning Internal Auditors, Process Improvement Managers, Quality Directors, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Directors, Plant Managers, Operations Managers, Supplier Development Managers


Standard for Process Owners (16 hrs)

Description

This course caters to the process owners (top & middle management) within automotive manufacturing organizations who have a responsibility to demonstrate their commitment to the quality management system.   This course will teach process owners the value of the automotive process approach, an overview of how to use core tools as intended and the basics of ISO/TS 16949 compliance.  Case studies and scenarios make this course fun.  If you are looking for a course that will help your organization "live it" versus just "look it", look no further.  This course is for you.  CEUs = 1.6

Designed for:

Process Owners (manufacturing, support and management processes), Internal Audit Team Members, Supplier Quality Engineers & Managers, Process Improvement Managers, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Managers, Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Managers


Lead Internal Auditor Training (24 Hrs)

Description

This advanced internal auditing course caters to the full spectrum of auditor responsibilities – from process auditing to audit program management. This course will teach you the fundamental tools necessary to conduct audits using the process approach while providing vital strategic information to top management. Case studies and scenarios make this course fun. If you are looking for a Lead Auditor course for internal processes or supplier quality development, look no further. This course is for you. CEUs = 2.4

Designed for:

Audit Program Managers, Lead Auditors, Advanced Audit Team Members, Supplier Quality Engineers & Managers, Process Improvement Managers, Quality Directors, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Directors, Management Representatives


Lead Internal Auditor Training Automotive (32 hrs)

Description

This advanced internal auditing course caters to the full spectrum of auditor responsibilities – from process auditing to audit program management. This course will teach you the fundamental tools necessary to conduct audits using the automotive process approach while providing vital strategic information to top management. Case studies and scenarios make this course fun.  If you are looking for a Lead Auditor course for internal processes or supplier quality development, look no further. This course is for you.  CEUs = 3.2

Designed for:

Audit Program Managers, Lead Auditors, Advanced Audit Team Members, Supplier Quality Engineers & Managers, Process Improvement Managers, Quality Directors, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Directors, Management Representatives