QS-9000 with TE Supplement Implementation - How and where to start?

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Mark Z

QS9000TE

I've just been tasked with gaining accreditation to QS9000 TE (we already have ISO9001:1994) - anyone have any ideas about how and where to start?
 
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Laura M

I just worked with a company that got TE.
Where to start? Well, depends on where you are. Long term stuff is going to be the APQP project planning - if you don't already have a good process. Do a good gap analysis and see what you are missing. Put together a timeline - hold folks accountable.

Feel free to ask more specific questions.

Laura
 
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MarkZ

Thanks for the tips Laura, could I ask one more question - what is the best way to perofmr the gap analysis? My apologies for the question, i have never completed a gap analysis before.

Thanks for your help in advance

Mark
 
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Laura M

Use the QSA/TE.

I found most companies have a "process" but maybe not a documented procedure. So where the QSA says is there "a procedure for"....the answer may be no, but they have a process. Flow chart the process and you have a procedure. Although you will find various ways of doing the same thing if it isn't documented and that's when you start getting groups together and hammering out a best practice.

The QSA is the easiest way to find the "gaps."

Laura
 
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louie

RE: Gap Analysis

I found it helpful to sit with each department and do a flow chart of their current process.

Then I outlined for the management personnel, the QS9000 TE issues that were missing (and showed them, where in their flow that I thought they should go, and asked them to put processes in place to meet those requirements.

Remember to keep it simple - easy to follow, easy to audit, easy to monitor.
 
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Jim Evans

Mark,

We just received our TE Certificate a couple of weeks ago. Since TE is such a broad topic you may want to first determine if all portions of TE are applicable to you. In our case we made material handling racks for automotive components. So certain portions of TE really didn't have any meaning to us (e.g. machinery runoff requirements, 20 hour dry runs etc.). We were able to have our customers waive or at least redefine these requirements. Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions. Good Luck.

Jim
 
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matthew evans - 2002

QS9000-TE

Hi everyone.
I,ve just come across this discussion and thought I would put my problems in the pot.

Does anyone know if there is a TE suppliment to 16949 on the way. We currently have QS9000-TE but have some doubts as to the future of the standard.

As an aside issue is everyone aware of the Q1:2002. It requires amendment to the existing Q1 award and all existing Q1 status suppliers will have to re-submit there petition packs effective 1 FEB 2002.

More work.
 

Marc

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> Does anyone know if there is a TE suppliment to 16949 on
> the way. We currently have QS9000-TE but have some doubts
> as to the future of the standard.

I think that was discussed briefly in Will QS-9000 ever be updated

You might want to take a read through it.

> As an aside issue is everyone aware of the Q1:2002. It
> requires amendment to the existing Q1 award and all
> existing Q1 status suppliers will have to re-submit there
> petition packs effective 1 FEB 2002.

See the file Q1_2002-Final_Aug.pdf in Free Files directory
 
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Dawn

Tooling

Jim,
I was looking for your email but didnt see it. I am looking at the TE supplement and would like to implement the tooling areas only. We are always struggling with tooling issues and how the system doesn't fit in with QS. I thought maybe the tooling supplemement would help, but appears to be mostly machinery and is confusing me. Any input you can give me would help.
Thanks ahead, Dawn:rolleyes:
 
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Randy Stewart

Dawn,
I may have missed something but have you described what your company does?
The company I work for is TE registered in the area of production die and fixture design. I may have had to address the same issues you're talking about. If you could supply some issues we should be able to help.
 
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