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VDA 6, Part 4

VDA 6, Part 4
VDA Quality Management in the automotive industry
QM System Audit, Volume 6, Part 2 “Means of Production” /
2nd edition 2005
As the manufacturers of means of production cannot be
certified acc. to ISO/TS 16949:2009, this Standard is a
real alternative in evidencing relating to the specifications
for fulfilling the specific requirements throughout the sup-
ply chain.
Certification acc. to VDA 6.4 always is a supplement
based on certification acc. to ISO 9001:2008. Among
other things, the new assessment method considers
possible residual risks. Therefore, VDA 6.4 helps to give
expressive statements about the quality of the manage-
ment system (method based on measurement).

n measurement of the efficiency of the organization and
its partial areas
n strategic business planning and its implementation on
the basis of concrete business plans
n optimized improvement process
n secured project management
n secured production processes, even for single-unit
production or small-scale series
n sustainable optimization of the customer-supplier rela-
n optimizing customer satisfaction
Motivation and benefits
As manufacturers of means of production could not be Target groups
certified acc. to VDA 6.1, a modification was made in n manufacturers of means of production around auto-
1999. Based on VDA 6.1, this new Standard for the ma- motive industry, e.g. toolmakers, builders of plants and
nufacturers of means of production was created. In view devices, manufacturers of special machinery or of wra-
of TES 9000 (QS-9000 for means of production), this de- paround packaging
finitely was a supplement that had been due for a long
time. Criteria
Today VDA 6.4 presents itself as an autonomous Stan- Guidelines of VDA 6, Part 4
dard. Furthermore, VDA 6.4 makes it possible to demons- The document VDA 6.4 is a technical Standard. It was ori-
trate compliance with automotive requirements in areas in ginally developed by a workgroup of German automotive
which no certification acc. to ISO/TS 16949 is possible industry while considering the requirements of the docu-
at the moment. Organizations directly concerned by this ment VDA 6.1.
include toolmakers, builders of plants and devices, manu- In its current version, VDA 6.4 completely follows the
facturers of special machinery or of wraparound structure of ISO 9001:2008, just like ISO/TS 16949 does.
packaging. The contents of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 have
The document VDA 6.4 basically is a German automotive been fully taken over. The specific additional require-
Standard. For example, many German automobile manu- ments are inserted in separate chapters and supplements
facturers review the quality capability of their direct con- directly after the structure of ISO 9001.
tracting parties on this basis and partly absolutely require In the audit, the individual processes are measured and
certification. assessed for their efficiency, just like before. In this con-
text, this model makes a distinction between ten Standard
VDA 6, Part 4

processes, which are assessed by using an assessment registrations and accreditations.

scheme. In order to enable successful completion in the Having more than 1.000 auditors, trainers, assessors
sense of certification, an overall degree of fulfilment to the and technical experts, Quality Austria secures successful
amount of at least 90 % must be achieved. implementation of Standards and regulations within the
Thus this method based on measurement considerably organisations and provides sector and product specific
differs from ISO/TS 16949. For here the possible oppor- know-how with a very high focus on practical work. Based
tunities for improvement are shown objectively. on the competence network in the field of comprehensive
sector specific, technical and methodological knowledge
Important additional requirements of VDA 6.4 as compa- as well as comprehensive experience, trends will be influ-
red to ISO 9001:2008 include: enced while innovations will be interpreted and tomorrow’s
n strategic short-term, medium-term and long-term requirements will be co-designed actively and consistently
business planning in corresponding bodies even on an international scale.
n designing the process map
n controlling, financial reporting The close connection of Quality Austria as a national re-
n additional requirements for marketing and sales presentative with the international partner organisations
n product development IQNet, EOQ and EFQM as well as cooperation of Quality
n final assembly and acceptance at the customer site Austria with IPC, VDA-QMC and IATF enable global know-
n customer support and service how to be imparted and turn the organisation into a com-
petent partner. Quality Austria cooperates with some 50
Accreditation partner and member organisations. Quality Austria is a sta-
Quality Austria - Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutach- ble factor when it comes to creating valuable synergies at
tungs GmbH has been accredited for VDA 6.1 by VDA/ the economic site of Austria.
QMC since 12/1996. For VDA 6.2 and for VDA 6.4, Qua-
lity Austria - Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs
GmbH has been accredited since 03/1999. For each Contact
Standard, Quality Austria - Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Michael Dragosits, MSc
Begutachtungs GmbH is the first Austrian certification Sector Management Automotive
Auditor, Trainer
body to be accredited by VDA.

Other relevant Standards

Various VDA Volumes and the manufacturers’ specifica-
tions, ISO 9001:2008, TS 16949:2009

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