1st Edition

Automotive Audits Principles and Practices

By D. H. Stamatis Copyright 2021
    206 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This book addresses the essentials of an automotive audit which is required by all automotive suppliers world-wide. They are based on customer specific requirements, ISO standards, and Industry specifications. This book covers both the mandated documents and records that are necessary for compliance, with an extensive discussion on Layered Process Audits and distance auditing.

    The book addresses the six standards for certification in one volume. It explains “why” and “how” an effective audit should be carried out. It identifies the key indicators for a culture change with an audit, explains the “process audit” at length, discusses the rationale for Layered Process audits and summarizes all the mandatory documents and records for all standards and requirements. The book covers the issue of risk in auditing and emphasizes the role of a “checklist” in the preparation process.

    This book is for those that conduct audits, those that are interested in auditing, and those being audited. It specifically addresses automotive OEMs and their supplier base but is also of interest to anyone wanting information on auditing.

    1. Legitimate Concerns About Audits. 2. Preassessment Preparation. 3. Risk Considerations in an Audit. 4. Audits. 5. Mandatory Auditing Items. 6. Acronyms. 7. Methodologies/Tools that the Auditor Should Be Familiar With. 8. Performance Beyond Specifications. 9. Quick View of Auditing. 10. Process Approach to Auditing. Epilog: Summary of Main Points of A Audit.


    D. H. Stamatis is the president of Contemporary Consultants Co., in Southgate, Michigan. He is a specialist in Management Consulting, Organizational Development, and Quality Science. He has taught Project Management, Operations Management, logistics, Mathematical Modeling, Economics, Management and Statistics for both graduate and undergraduate levels at Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, ANHUI University (Bengbu, China), University of Phoenix, and Florida Institute of Technology. With over 30 years of experience in management, quality training and consulting, Dr. Stamatis has serviced numerous private sector industries including but not limited to: Steel, Automotive, General manufacturing, tooling, electronics, plastics, food, navy, department of defense, pharmaceutical, chemical, printing, healthcare and medical device. He is a certified Quality Engineer through the American Society of Quality Control, certified Manufacturing Engineer through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, certified Master Black Belt through IABLS, Inc. and he is a graduate of BSi’s ISO 900 Lead Assessor training program. Dr. Stamatis has written over 70 articles, presented many speeches and has participated in both national and international conferences on quality. He is a contributing author on several books and the sole author of 52 books.