TS 16949 Consultant said "Get rid of all of these Procedures and Work Instructions"
Hi all- a few weeks ago I posted a question regarding getting rid of procedures that are not required per TS. The responses were that we should basically leave things alone.
Yesterday we had a TS consultant come in to do a Process Auditing Training Class-He advised us to get rid of all procedures and work instructions except for the ones required by TS. He noted that most procedures and wi's can remain controlled documents, but to call them "training records". You cannot be dinged for not following a training record, but you can for not following a procedure-even if it's not a requirement in the standard. He said the whole concept of TS was to get rid of all the paperwork to make it easier for companies, and to give back some of the creativity that QS took away with it's strict regulations.
Just thought I'd pass along the information...