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QFD: Product Integrity for Engineers


QFD
Course contents will be available once enrolled

All employees must be aware of product integrity within the scope of their activities.

It is a general misunderstanding that only the Product Safety and Conformity Representative is responsible for the fulfilment of product integrity-related requirements... But according to the principles of product integrity, all employees are responsible within their scope of activities and should be trained!

Product integrity means that the product meets all legitimate safety-related expectations and complies with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. German OEMs mandate their suppliers to implement and apply requirements defined in the VDA Volume “Product Integrity”.

Product integrity requirements must be applied throughout the entire supply chain, from the carmaker to the material suppliers.

What challenges do companies face?

Fulfilment of this requirement...
• is time-consuming because employees need to be taken from their daily work
• requires complicated organization of groups of employees needing to be collected in training rooms
• is difficult as competent trainers are not easily obtainable
• is complicated due to different target groups

Why choose this course?


• Easily Accessible: available for everyone via a computer or smartphone with an internet connection
• Different Target Groups: modular structure assures the appropriate content on all organizational levels
• Effectiveness Evaluation: built-in tests verify understanding
• Training Evidence: certificate upon successful completion

How is this course structured?

The core concept of this training is that employees working in different positions within an organization need to receive only the subject material related to their role.

Therefore the 19 submodules are grouped into 4 training types, according to the different target groups:
• Workers
• Managers
• Sales
• Engineering, Purchasing, and Auditors

Each training type includes short videos, animations, and multiple-choice tests which lead to a general understanding of Product Integrity relevant to the individuals within a given target group.

NOTE: the training does not replace the 2-day product integrity training mandated for PSCRs.

Certificates of completion will be issued.

Pricing

As the main purpose of this course is to provide training for everyone within an organization, pricing will depend on the number of employees accessing the course. The price displayed on this price is for a single user. Corporate pricing varies from 15 to 45 USD per user per year (plus VAT), the more employees you add the lower the average price you pay. For more information please request a quote by contacting enquiries@encona.org.

COURSE PRESENTED BY

This course was produced by ENCONA and QFD Engineering Consulting Office Ltd. Both companies are proud official license partners of the VDA QMC. The course presenters are Dr Alecia M. Gabriel and Andras Viktor Szabo and it is offered in English.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer a corporate discount for multiple registrations?

As the main purpose of this course is to provide training for everyone within an organization, pricing will depend on the number of employees accessing the course. The price displayed on this price is for a single user. Corporate pricing varies from 15 to 45 USD per user per year (plus VAT), the more employees you add the lower the average price you pay. For more information please request a quote by contacting enquiries@encona.org.

How do I pay for the course?

We accept payment via debit or credit card, through the secure STRIPE payment portal. If you require an invoice for wire transfer / EFT due to company purchase order processes, please email us on enquiries@encona.org.

When will I have access to the course materials?

We will aim to provide you with access to the full course materials by the next business day after payment is received - we operate Monday to Friday. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as the course materials are available to you.

How long do I have to complete this course?

We suggest you aim to complete the course within 1 month, however you will have lifetime access to the materials.

What web browser should I use?

The ENCONA Online Learning Platform requires an active internet connection and works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

Can I complete the course on my phone?

Yes, our platform is mobile friendly, however the coures are not available offline so you will need an active internet connection.

Who can I contact for support?

Please email enquiries@encona.org. We aim to respond to all queries within the next business day.

LOOKING FOR THE FULL PSCR COURSE?

The instructor-led accredited VDA PSCR course is offered online, in-person or in-house. View ENCONA's calendar or visit the VDA QMC website for local partners.