Understanding Basic IATF 16949:2016 5 Core Tools (Online Training)

Course Objectives

Automotive 5 Core Tools (APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, MSA, SPC) are the mandatory tools in the IATF 16949:2016, that required staff of related department to understand and implement the tools. It is crucial that the implementers are equipped with the basic knowledge of 5 Core Tools, which consists of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) & Statistical Process Control (SPC).

  • Understand what are the IATF Automotive 5 Core Tools.

  • Understand the requirement of 5 Core Tools in IATF 16949:2016.

  • Understand the process and methodology in preparing the documents requires in the 5 Core Tools

  • Explain the processes of APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC.

  • Apply the APQP, PPAP, FMEA,MSA & SPC in the work place.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for managers, Executives, engineers and anyone with IATF 16949:2016 responsibility, including

  • Management system practitioners who will be in charge of IATF 16949:2016
  • Internal and external management system auditors who will be auditing to IATF 16949:2016
  • Internal Auditors


This Live Online / Virtual Training session will be conducted via a Live Streaming Platform in which the trainer will use interactive lecture and slide presentation to cover the modules stated below.

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – Automotive 5 Core Tools of IATF 16949:2016
    – What are the Automotive 5 Core Tools?
    – Purposes & its applications.
    – Process Approach on 5 Core Tools implementation
    – Requirements in the IATF 16949:2016
  • Module 2 – Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
    – What is APQP ?
    – 5 phases of APQP.
    – Purposes & its Application.
    – Elements in the APQP.
  • Module 3 – Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP)
    – What is PPAP ?
    – Purposes & its Application.
    – Documents to be prepared.
    – PPAP Process Requirements.
    – Customer Notification & Submission Requirements.
  • Module 4 – Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    – What is FMEA ?
    – Purposes & its Applications.
    – Type of FMEA : Design & Process FMEA.
    – Development Process of FMEA.
    – Process Flow.
    – Cause & Effect.
    – Why-why analysis
    – Severity, Detection, Occurrence and RPN calculation.
  • Module 5 : Statistical Process Control 
    – What is SPC ?
    – Purposes & its Applications.
    – Principle of Variation.
    – Type of Control Chart : Attribute vs Variable.
    – Construction & Interpretation of Statistical Chart.
    – Process Capability Study & Process Performance Study.
  • Module 6 : Measurement System Analysis 
    – What is MSA ?
    – Purposes & its Applications
    – Type of Data : Attribute vs Variable.
    – Gauge of Repeatability & Reproducibility (GR&R).

Get To Know The Trainer

Trainer Sharif


More than 20 years' experiences in manufacturing and automotive body assembly. His previous experience in electronic parts manufacturing was with SONY (M) Sdn Bhd before embarked into Automotive Industry specializing in Metal Stamping and Body Assembly. During his service in DRB-HICOM (PHN Industry Sdn Bhd) he was attached to various departments such as Body Assembly and Metal Stamping Production, Supplier Quality, Dies Engineering, and his last position was as Head of Hicom Manufacturing System cum trainer, auditor for DRB-HICOM.

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