Standard for process audits VDA 6.3

Here you find information on the guideline VDA 6.3. The red volume of the new edition is now available.

Carlo Böttger on the new edition of the VDA 6.3 auditing standard: An established process audit with a high degree of global relevance

The VDA 6.3 auditing standard developed into an influential quality management standard in the automotive industry after its launch in 1998 and subsequent revision in 2010 — not only in Germany, but also all around the world. After Germany (4,599), China (3,536) is the country with the most certified VDA 6.3 process auditors. OEMs and suppliers now use this process audit internally, and also require their suppliers to conduct VDA 6.3 audits. After the revision, the Quality Management Center of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA QMC) now presents its new, updated audit standard as a yellow volume. Why is a revision necessary for this successful method? What are the advantages of the red volume which is slated to be released in 2017?
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Global Quality: How the Process Audit as per VDA 6.3 has won over the Automotive World

The VDA 6.3 audit standard has been continuously developed since its first edition in 1998. And its importance is unfaltering. Subsequent to the first fundamental revision in 2010, the third revised edition will soon be available as a red volume. New demands on quality management and increasingly complex processes in the supply chain necessitate a process audit with international standpoints and a simplified structure. Yet why is the VDA 6.3 audit standard so successful in the worldwide automotive industry? What challenges make the process audit so important? And what role will it play in other industries in the future?
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