VDA 6.3 process audit – webinar

A VDA 6.3  process audit  is used in quality management (QM) to assess the quality capability / performance of processes and their outputs. The process audit is part of a company’s QM system and should lead to capable and controlled processes that are robust against disturbance variables. By stabilizing the processes, product quality is increased and complaints are prevented.

The subject of the audit is the product development process / series production or a service development process / provision of the service. Process audits are important sources of knowledge and the results enable the optimization and improvement of existing processes. VDA 6.3 process auditors play an important role in quality management due to their specific knowledge in handling the method.

The VDA 6.3 process audit achieves the following

  • Prevention  – Recognizing, identifying and introducing measures to prevent deficits from occurring
  • Correction  – Analyze known deficits and take action to correct and avoid recurrence.
  • Continuous improvement process  – further improve the measures implemented from a VDA 6.3 process audit in order to make the process more capable and robust.

VDA 6.3 process audits can be used in the entire product life cycle. This includes internal and external processes, e.g. the entire supply chain. By using process audits according to VDA 6.3, possible process risks in the entire product development process (PDP) can be identified at an early stage.

As part of the revision of the volume, great importance was attached to the auditability on site, as well as the limitation to process-specific content. With this approach, potential risks in internal processes as well as within the supply chain can be targeted. Through the targeted application in the entire product life cycle and the initiation of appropriate measures, the safeguarding of the processes and the optimization of the processes / products are constantly promoted.

All experiences gained were taken into account in the 3rd edition. The interaction of other VDA volumes, above all “Maturity Level Assurance for New Parts” (RGA) and “Robust Production Process” (RPP), was strengthened. By concretising process-specific requirements, the distinction between system and process audits was more clearly worked out. In the course of the revision of the volume, the process audits for service providers have also been adjusted.

VDA 6.3 process audit – overview of VDA volume 6.3 (3rd revised edition, December 2016)

Objective of the webinar “VDA Volume 6.3 – Process Audit”

You will get to know the new VDA Volume 6.3 (3rd revised edition, December 2016) efficiently and in a targeted manner. You will expand your methodological knowledge and can apply it independently in your environment as part of product and process improvement. They are able to point out possible risks and improvements of the processes and thus possibly also of products and secure the knowledge in the company or expand it. In this way, you actively support the organization’s risk minimization and contribute to making the processes as robust as possible.

This webinar explains the procedure, the planning of process audits, the creation of suitable documents for assessing the processes and the content of the set of rules. This webinar is particularly suitable for people who tend to be on the side of the audited person in order to gain an understanding of the auditor’s questions and to be able to discuss the requirements with the auditors on an equal footing.

Webinar content

  • Basics of process audits
  • Integration into the audit program
  • Innovations to VDA Volume 6.3 (3rd edition, December 2016)
  • Introduction to the process-oriented approach to risk analysis according to the Turtle model
  • Contents of process element 1 – potential analysis
  • Content of process element 2 – project management
  • Contents of process element 3 – planning of product and process development
  • Contents of process element 4 – Realization of product and process development
  • Contents of process element 5 – supplier management
  • Contents of process element 6 – process analysis production
  • Content of process element 7 – customer service
  • Procedure of the process audit
  • Planning of process audits
  • Evaluation and assessment of processes
  • Explanation of the evaluation structure
  • Target-oriented and efficient implementation
  • Explanation of the questionnaire
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Take corrective action
  • Presentation of the current SI’s and FAQ’s

target group

This online seminar is aimed at people who plan process audits or are allowed to carry them out internally / externally, e.g. QM managers, auditors, process preparation, production management, purchasing and anyone interested.


  • 8 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including breaks


  • Access to internet-enabled PC with microphone and loudspeaker
  • Connection of the computers via Teamviewer / Skype or alternative remote software or webinar software


  • Certificate of attendance after the webinar


  • € 495 per participant plus VAT VAT

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