New Delhi [India], June 10 (ANI/NewsVoir): QAD and Quistem have teamed up to develop specific guidelines to help automotive manufacturers prepare for the restart of their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These guidelines feature 13 key topics that automotive suppliers will need to address in order to align their operational restart with their customers in the automotive supply chain.
"With our focus on automotive manufacturing customers, we teamed up with Cathy Fisher, president of Quistem, a global expert in automotive management systems, to put together specific guidelines to help automotive suppliers get their facilities up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic," said QAD Director, Automotive Terry Onica.
"We recognize organizations are currently receiving a lot of guidance about protecting their employees from the COVID-19 virus. However, for quality product and delivery to their customers, additional detailed focus on 13 key aspects of their business will contribute to a successful restart."
The Operational Restart Readiness Checklist covers the following topics and provides detailed checkpoints related to each:
Immediate customer delivery requirements
Immediate delivery plan including transportation
Supplier inventory and near-term delivery plan
Availability of outsourced processes
Temporary process changes due to virus risk reduction actions
Product/process requalification plan
Accuracy of work instructions
Workforce availability and training
Equipment, tooling and gauging restart risks and maintenance
Communication plans to all stakeholders
OEMs and suppliers interested in learning more can access the checklist
In addition to offering the Operational Restart Readiness checklist, QAD and Quistem recorded a webinar in conjunction with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) outlining a three-step plan for automotive suppliers to follow when preparing to restart their operations.
This plan includes 1) managing the COVID-19 virus at the facility; 2) restarting manufacturing operations, and 3) recovering operational stability.
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