Omnex Announces Three New Webinars

Quality directors frequently grapple with balancing audit programs within budget constraints. Challenges include maintaining operational flow during audits and dealing with turnover in auditing personnel. As the manufacturing landscape evolves, outsourcing audit activities is increasingly favored. This webinar explores the benefits and drawbacks of outsourcing internal and supplier audits, a trend gaining traction across industries.

It’s important to manage both internal and external providers for company success. In today’s climate, outsourcing auditing activities helps manage budgets, reduce disruption to regular operations, and access specialized expertise. Relying solely on certification bodies for audits may pose risks. Outsourcing audits mitigates these risks, ensuring fewer gaps in management systems come certification time. Omnex aims to shed light on the benefits of outsourcing audits in this webinar. The goal is to assist QMS managers, organizations, and supply chains in navigating the evolving landscape of quality management systems effectively.

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Significant changes are found in both the APQP and the new Control Plan manuals, which address the needs of the latest ICE and hybrid vehicles and new electric vehicles. The APQP includes linked tools from planning, product design, process design, PPAP, and production, and there are gated reviews with checklists in the overall APQP process.

While most organizations display their quality policy, true engagement matters. A genuine quality culture is vital for safety, efficacy, and stable processes.

Webinar:The Audit Outsourcing Solution: Quality Culture in the Aerospace Industry
Date and time: May 14, 2024, 11 a.m. Eastern
Speakers: Craig Thompson and Dave Watkins

Outsourcing to external firms offers easier implementation and significant cost and resource savings, while partnering with respected consulting firms provides access to subject matter experts across various industries, ensuring an impartial review of supplier processes and maintaining your standards of excellence. One major advantage of outsourcing internal audits is the impartial review of processes and management systems. However, there may be resistance from management in accepting audit findings. Consulting firms, unlike certification bodies, can provide both auditing and consulting services, making them a better choice.

Fostering a quality culture goes beyond meeting standards; it’s about creating intrinsic value in products and services. It may be challenging, but the benefits are manifold, leading to stability and customer satisfaction. A genuine quality culture enhances your reputation with regulators, employees, and customers, making it a worthwhile pursuit for all companies, particularly aerospace suppliers.

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The third edition of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) manual and first edition of the Control Plan manual are in the early rollout phase. OEMs in the United States, along with some in Europe, are requiring electronic FMEAs and the new APQP and control plan. Now is the time to embrace electronic APQP, control plans, and linked FMEAS (both DFMEA and PFMEA).

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Omnex, a leader in standards training and auditing, will share insights on quality culture in the aerospace industry. Join to gain valuable guidance for enhancing your quality culture and its effect on quality management systems globally.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the most significant changes found in the new manuals, as well as the best approaches to address the latest release of the APQP and Control Plan. Discover how an electronic APQP, complete with linked DFMEA, test plans, process flow, PFMEAs, and control plans, ensures the effectiveness of the new APQP and Control Plan.

Webinar: The Audit Outsourcing Solution: Insights From a Former Head of Quality
Date and time: May 22, 2024, 11 a.m. Eastern
Speakers: Craig Thompson and Kumar Sivan

This webinar explores Omnex’s seven tips for developing a quality culture:
• Define company values, mission, and policies
• Train employees in quality culture expectations
• Embed quality rather than relying on inspection
• Implement a robust document control system
• Communicate effectively and consistently
• Gather feedback from internal and external stakeholders
• Tailor the QMS to fit the organization

(Omnex: Ann Arbor, MI) — Omnex has announced three new webinars: “The Audit Outsourcing Solution: Quality Culture in the Aerospace Industry,” “The Audit Outsourcing Solution: Insights From a former Head of Quality,” and “Implementing New APQP and Control Using Electronic Workflows.”

Webinar:Implementing New APQP and Control Using Electronic Workflows
Date and time: May 30, 2024, 8:30 p.m Indian Standard Time
Speakers: Antony John and Chad Kymal