AS9100 Core Tools Explained
Quality Core Tools is the group of problem-solving skills that originated in the automotive industry. There are many statistical tools used to solve problems, but the IAQG is following the automotive industry’s lead and recommending that these five tools are critical to improving your QMS.
What are IAQG Core Tools?
Core tools are building blocks to effectively create and manage an organization’s quality management system. AS9100 Core Tools help you understand and monitor your Quality Management System (QMS). Using core tools will enhance your ability to understand the effectiveness of your AS9100 QMS, but they are not specifically mentioned in the AS91xx standards.
An analogy would be… If you are a carpenter, you need to have a few basic (core) tools in your toolbox like a hammer, nails, tape measure, etc. And, you need to know how to use them. Quality Core Tools are the five basic statistical tools you need to have in your toolbox, and once you learn how to use them, you will be better prepared to improve your QMS.
Click on each of the Core Tools below to learn more, view a free tutorial, purchase training, and purchase documents.
IAQG provides standards offering guidance on the application of these tools:
- ARP9013-1A – Statistical Product Acceptance Requirements Using Isolated Lot Sampling Methods
- ARP9013-2A – Statistical Product Acceptance Requirements Using Attribute or Variable Lot Acceptance Sampling Plans
- ARP9013-3A – Statistical Product Acceptance Requirements Using Process Control Methods
- ARP9013-4A – Statistical Product Acceptance Requirements Using Continuous Sampling, Skip-Lot Sampling, Or Methods for Special Cases
- AS9145 – Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process
- ARP5580 – Recommended Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Practices
- ARP9136 – Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving
- AS13004- Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Control Plans