Quality Core Tools
The Quality Core Tools are used during the Product and Process Development phases of New Product Introduction and during certain events such as experienced failure or engineering changes. The core tools are an integral part of the IATF16949:2016 quality management system for the automotive industry. However, the tools can be applied universally across all manufacturing industries to identify defects early, to qualify new processes, and to mitigate process risk. When applied properly, the quality core tools enable robust and reliable designs, reduced process variation, better controlled process changes, defect free product launches, improved customer satisfaction, improved delivery and service, and maximum ROI.