I guess...what's grinding my gears to head on to this subject is that the fact VDA6.3 is a "FREE FOR ALL" audit and depending on the auditors ability to notice and catch non-compliance (similar to "some" audit format) gives the auditee....a really narrow escape to get 30 - 60 observations each time everytime (thereby cause more waste of time). Maybe no major findings but never in my entire career have I seen anyone pass into this audit and get less than 10 observations....maybe if you have a 1-step process or your auditor is blind...then i may believe that it is a possibility.
You can have an "A" score but entailing 20+ actions to fix (if that's what its supposed to be called or it is an idea/picture of what they so called ideal conditions).
I been reading the standard forward and backward and it occured to me that you can actually do this audit (minus the checklist) to someone and make them look like a stallion but a donkey on the inside....(i think i confused you there..read again so that you can get the point else send me a PM and i'll tell you the story about the stallion and a donkey.. he he).
Seriosly...i can't see the rationale of auditors pointing out non-sense items...e.g. why is this monitor placed here?? not that you have the monitor in the bathroom sink but man...it sometimes feels that they just trying so fill-in the spread sheets? I have more examples that will make you ROFLMAO (been reading my daughters text messages)!
Nothing against them (-the VDA6.3 auditors..who else?)...i'm working for a TS, MIL, ISO etc, etc certified firm that is there for 50++ years and im sure we know what we are doing.
I think sometimes auditors needs to be more broad minded and be the experts in the field that they are auditing....and not because they got certificates to audit...
Just an opinion..