I'm looking for references, links, training material, opinions, comments, anything that could me understand TS better.
I just did a phone interview for a very small automotive parts company, solely certified to TS 16949. It's not far from home and sounds like a great opportunity. I have at least two weeks until my face to face interview, and at least 2 more weeks after that until I (hopefully) start. So it's time to do some learnin'!
I have some exposure to TS. But at that time I had no control over the PPAPs and such, and IMO they were done in a way that simply satisfied customer audits. I would have written and used them differently, but I didn't have the opportunity to try out any of my ideas.
I do have exposure to pharm/medical devices regulations.
Some first things that come to mind, are they required to do such documentation as IQ/OQ/PQ? Software Validations? Are extensive procedures required such as we use in the medical device field? With validations for any small changes?
How can a company utilize PPAPs in a way that really helps, and doesn't just hinder or weigh them down.
What kind of Root Cause analyses to automotive companies tend to like? 8D, 5why, fishbone.... I know some industries tend to like certain tools.
He mentioned customer ratings.... (DPM?? Scale maybe?) Refresh me on what this is. I know on time deliveries matter.
Thanks in advance!
(hehe, I'm a little excited!!)