VDA Maturity Level Assurance (MLA) (ID 602)

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Course overview:  

Developed by the German automotive industry Maturity Level Assurance defines a structured approach to managing and controlling new projects. Increasing product quality and greater competition, combined with a higher demand for quality from end users and rising warranty costs are having an even greater influence on the cooperation between automotive manufacturers and their supply chain.This manifests itself as intensive interactions between customer and supplier throughout the product development process, leading up to volume production.Maturity Level Assurance was developed in Germany in 2005 and translated into English in 2010 to structure and support this process.The approach can be used by any organization to manage and control the new product introduction process with suppliers and includes all the aspects of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).

Industry Forum provides an overview of Maturity Level Assurance.

Who should attend:  

This course is designed for people working on new product developments within the automotive supply chain, including those working in design, engineering, purchasing, logistics, quality and manufacturing.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

At the end of this training, delegates will understand how to assess the risk level of the products being developed and use the Excel tool to assess the measurement criteria across the eight Maturity Levels.

Topics covered: 

  • Background and motivation for using MLA
  • Aims, purposes and scope of MLA
  • Risk classification
  • Review of maturity levels ML0 - ML7
  • Understanding of measurement criteria behind each maturity level
  • Comparison between APQP and MLA Assessment, reporting and escalation of the MLA requirements

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support

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Further information

SMMT QMD is the Automotive Quality Management Division of SMMT Industry Forum.

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