AQMS 2019 Event Resource


–         Welcome Address (Mike Hawes – CEO, SMMT) – TBC

–         SMMT QMD Update and Announcement (Dr. Chris Owen – CEO, SMMT Industry Forum)

–         IATF Vision and Strategy Update (James Bruin – Chair, IATF)

–         Continuing Competence in the Understanding and Use of Standards in the Automotive Industry (Paul Simpson – Chair, ISO TC176 SC 2 (Quality Systems))

–         SMMT Oversight Update – UK Specifics (Niall Kealey – Oversight Manager, SMMT)

Session Two
–         Accelerating the Self-Driving Future (Michael Steinberg – Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)) – To be released via the LinkedIn group

–         Digital Transformation of the Production Line for Cost of Quality Reduction (Aymeric de Pontbriand – Scortex) – To be released via the LinkedIn group

–         Cyber Security in the Automotive Industry – How is the Industry Addressing the Growing Threat? (Claire Russell – NQC)

Session Three
–         Driving Enterprise Alignment through Quality & Customer First (Nigel Blenkinsop, Director of Quality, Product Compliance and Automotive Safety, Jaguar Land Rover) – TBC

–         Addressing the Challenges of High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery Validation and End of Line Testing (Simon Dunnett, MIRA)

Session Four
–         “Look: No Hands” – Legal Risks & Challenges Arising from New Technology in Automotive (Peter Shervington – Product Liability Lawyer, Eversheds Sutherland) – TBC

–         Challenges and Trends in Learning and Professional Development in the Digital Future  (Dr. Yuliya Prakopchyk – VDA QMC)

–         Panel Discussion – All Speakers

–         Closing Remarks (Dr. Chris Owen – CEO, SMMT QMD)

N.B. Some of the larger presentations will be made available to view and download via the Automotive Quality Management Professionals Community on LinkedIn. Please request to join the group to access these presentations. 


Day 2

An Introduction to the SMMT-QMD UK Automotive Quality Network – Miles Dickens


Session One

Problem Solving – The Importance of Effective Problem Definition – Max Coller, SMMT Industry Forum

Maturity Level Assurance (MLA) – Quality Technical Requirement – Oliver Smith, Bentley Motors – To be released via the LinkedIn group

An Introduction to Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) – Mike Scull, SMMT Industry Forum


Session Two

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) – Equipment Criticality for Reliability – Anna Vaughan, SMMT Industry Forum

Managing Risks during New Product Launch – Robin Talwar, SMMT Industry Forum


Session Three

FMEA Compliance to Culture – Gary Baker, Johnson Matthey


Session Four

Four Field Mapping to Establish an Organisation’s Standard Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Process – Max Coller, SMMT Industry Forum

UKAS Accreditation Delivering Confidence in Automotive Supply Chains – Kevin Belson, UKAS

VDA 2 – An Alternative Approach to Product and Process Approval Process (PPAP) – Pawel Antypin, SMMT Industry Forum


Session Five

AIAG VDA Combined Approach to FMEA – Adam Woodward

Field Failure Analysis (FFA) – How to Manage Warranty – Pawel Antypin, SMMT Industry Forum

Global Materials Management Operations Guideline / Logistics Evaluation (Global MMOG/LE) – Mike Dickinson, SMMT Industry Forum – To be released via the LinkedIn group

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