Our services

An overview of our core competences

1. consulting and implementation of management systems according to IATF 16949, VDA 6.X

(Modelling of processes, development of MS documentation, support during certification audits, preparation and follow-up of certification and customer audits)

2. Automotive troubleshooting 

(Help with special status of a customer e.g. Q-H:ELP, CSL I+II, New Business on Hold; deviation management after certification audits; start-up support for SOP; complaint management; supplier management, etc.)

3. automotive specific trainings, moderation and coaching  

(FMEA, PPAP, SPC, MSA, IATF 16949, VDA 6.X, Product Safety)   

4. Process optimization

(Value Stream Mapping, Lean Management, Process Modelling, Reduction of Process Costs)

5. Change management and organizational development

(strategic support, motivation and coaching of specialists and managers)

6. Internal and external auditing

(Auditing of your supply chain or auditing of your own organization according to current audit standards such as IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, ISO 9001)



E-Mobility, Autonomous Driving, Digital Transformation, Continuous Improvement of processes, Higher Expectations of Customers...

These are currently the biggest challenges, but also opportunities, in the automotive industry. OPTIQUM Automotive supports you in facing these challenges. Together, we ensure sustainability and resilience of your company and your supply chain.

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Requirements, regulations, security assessments,
tools and methods for the automotive industry.

IATF 16949

Quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organisations.

  • Analysis of your management system
  • Compliance with requirements in the automotive industry
  • Documentation requirements
  • Implementation of the QM system in operation
  • Consulting & support for integrated management systems
  • Development & Planning
  • Realization
  • Implementation
  • Follow up of measures
  • Workshops IATF 16949 Basics
  • external / Inhouse training
  • auditor training
  • Coaching
  • Raising awareness for QM
  • Compliance with automotive requirements (CSR & OEM)
  • Expert advice
  • Troubleshooting
  • Best Practice
  • Change Management
  • Successful change management in the company
  • Project Work & Coaching
  • Support for the certification procedure
  • Advice on the selection of the certification body
  • Support during the certification process
  • Follow-up

VDA Volume 6.1

Requirements for the QM system for Series Production in the Automotive Industry

  • Analysis of your management system
  • Analysis of your management system Fulfilment of requirements for the automotive industry
  • Documentation requirements
  • Implementation of the QM system in operation
  • Training VDA 6.1 Requirements for system audits for suppliers of production parts
  • Target group Internal auditors (1st party), supplier auditors (2nd party)
  • Special requirements in the automotive industry
  • Audit Process & Evaluation
  • Workshop Auditors Basics
  • Requirements for audits
  • Auditor training
  • Risk-based approach
  • ISO 19011:2018 - Guideline for auditing management systems
  • Auditing of series producers
  • Requirements for direct suppliers
  • Requirements for series production in the automotive industry
  • Support for the certification procedure
  • Advice on the selection of the certification body
  • Support during the certification process
  • Follow-up

VDA Volume 6.2

Requirements for the QM system for service providers in the automotive industry

  • Analysis of your management system
  • Fulfilment of requirements for the automotive industry
  • Documentation requirements
  • Implementation of the QM system in operation
  • Training VDA 6.2 Requirements for system audits for service providers in the automotive industry
  • Target group Internal auditors (1st party), supplier auditors (2nd party)
  • Special requirements in the automotive industry
  • Audit Process & Evaluation
  • Workshop Auditors Basics
  • Requirements for audits
  • Auditor training
  • Risk-based approach
  • ISO 19011:2018 - Guideline for auditing management systems
  • Auditing of service providers
  • Requirements for suppliers
  • Requirements for service providers in the automotive industry
  • Support for the certification procedure
  • Advice on the selection of the certification body
  • Support during the certification process
  • Follow-up

VDA 6.3 – Standard

for the analysis and evaluation of the product- and production process, series production and services in the automotive industry.

  • Process audits VDA 6.3
  • Internal 1st Party
  • External 2nd Party
  • Customer-specific audits
  • Potential assessment

VDA Volume 6.4

Requirements for the QM system for manufacturers of production equipment in the automotive industry

  • Analysis of your management system
  • ulfilment of requirements for the automotive industry
  • Documentation requirements
  • Implementation of the QM system in operation
  • Training VDA 6.4 Requirements for system audits for manufacturers of production equipment in the automotive industry
  • Target group Internal auditors (1st party), supplier auditors
    (2nd Party)
  • Special requirements in the automotive industry
  • Audit Process & Evaluation
  • Workshop Auditors Basics
  • Requirements for audits
  • Auditor training
  • Risk-based approachz
  • ISO 19011:2018 - Guideline for auditing management systems
  • Auditing of production equipment manufacturers
  • Requirements for suppliers
  • Requirements for manufacturers of production equipment in the automotive industry
  • Support for the certification procedure
  • Advice on the selection of the certification body
  • Support during the certification process

Regulations of the Kraftfahrbundesamt (KBA) (German Federal Motor Transport Authority)

  • Advice on fulfilling KBA requirements
  • Test principles for the “Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis” (ABE) (general operating licence)
  • Implementation of KBA regulatory requirements in your QM system

Audits - Review of the requirements of your standard. Identification of potentials for improvement.

  • Audit standards
  • IATF 16949
  • VDA 6.1 / VDA 6.4
  • Process audit VDA 6.3 / 6.7
  • Product audit VDA 6.5
  • ISO 9001
  • Workshop Auditors
  • Basics
  • Requirements for audits
  • Auditor training
  • Risk-based approach
  • SO 19011:2018 - Guideline for auditing management systems

Trusted Information Security Assessments Exchange (TISAX)

  • Consulting and solution competence for IT, cybersecurity and communication in the automotive industry
  • TISAX Basics Training
  • Analysis & evaluation to meet the TISAX requirements in preparation for the TISAX assessment
  • Target group: Suppliers and service providers for the automotive industry
  • Support in the introduction, operation and further development of information security systems
  • Support for TISAX Assessment - Advice on the selection of inspection service providers, performance of the inspection and further processing of measures

Automotive Core Tools and Q-Methods for the Automotive Industry

  • Training Automotive Core Tools Basics
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • ailure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Moderation FMEA Workshop
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • For process capability analysis & quality improvement
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Gauge capability
  • Advanced quality planning
  • Advanced Production Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Maturity level assurance
  • Coaching & Workshops Inhouse
  • Troubleshooting

We like challenges!

"OPTIQUM Automotive" is a division of OPTIQUM Unternehmensberatung GmbH based in Cologne.

 

  • We are aware of the challenges and altering requirements in the automotive industry from OEMs, Tier 1 up to Tier n.
  • Based on many years of professional experience in the automotive sector our team is ready to face these challenges. Our experienced consultants will help you to the right solutions.
  • With our know-how, our methods and our flexibility we bring your company on course to not only meet but exceed the requirements. Together we will achieve the desired success.
  • Partnership and special emphasis on the human factor are the basis for our solutions and the organisational development of our customers. Our consulting service is not based on "quick wins", but on the success of sustainable teamwork with the people in your organization.
  • We can only meet our own high standards for honest and sustainable consulting with the right selection of employees. In addition to professional competence, objectivity, empathy and assertiveness are the basic prerequisites for our job. Success can only be achieved if we understand the people and their work in your company.


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