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Omnex has worked with most of the major Automotive and Truck OEMs and Tier Ones worldwide. In fact, Omnex has been at the forefront of developing and deploying all major Automotive OEM initiatives, starting with QOS for the Ford Motor Company in the early 90s. When Ford wanted to move QOS from a Cost of Quality-based measurable-driven process to a strategically-driven Customer-Focused process, Omnex assisted them in developing the QOS methodology and the QOS assessment tool for use by Ford and Ford Suppliers
Subsequently, Omnex helped write QS-9000, the predecessor standard to IATF 16949:2016, in 1994. Omnex principals performed the first QS-9000 witness audit worldwide. Omnex collaborated with the Automotive Electronic Council in writing the Semiconductor Supplement ISO/TS 16949 standard. Omnex developed and provided the Second Party Auditing Course for AIAG to Truck OEMs and Automotive Suppliers. Omnex principals were members of the AIAG writing committee APQP, SPC, FMEA, MSA, and PPAP Core tools reference manuals. Omnex is also an innovator of Lean and Six Sigma by integrating Lean into the Six Sigma methodology. Omnex is the provider of Lean and Six Sigma worldwide for the Automotive Industry as the AIAG Provider of Choice. Click here for more information on Lean and Six Sigma.
In the 1980s, while implementing FMEAs and Control Plans, Omnex understood Excel spreadsheet solutions was not enough. Linking and editing 100s of spreadsheets was not feasible. This need lead Omnex to the development of the current AQUA Pro Software which was initially released in 1988. It is a complete solution linking DFMEA, DVP&R, Special Characteristics, Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plan, and Work Instructions. The year 2002 saw the first release of an Automotive Management Systems Software Solution and the advent of the world's first Enterprise Quality Solution, EwQIMS®. Of course, it is an enterprise wide integrated management system today integrating IATF 16949:2016, Coretools, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 27001:2018, and more. Today, EwQIMS® is a digital collaborative platform for the supply chain, with solutions including ISO 26262, ASPICE, ISO 21434, and ISO 21448.
It is not hubris that we sometimes call ourselves Inventors of Automotive Quality. We have had a long association with many OEMs worldwide; from Hyundai in Chennai to DFM in China to Ford, GM, Mack, and others in the USA. For example, Visteon and Chrysler approached Omnex to conduct Operational Audits with Action Plans to improve their poorly performing suppliers. At the time, this was known as the 3PSD process by Chrysler. For Ford Motor Company, we are proud of the role we played in their emerging market strategy with their global supply bases from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Thailand, India, and Vietnam.
Omnex brings over 30 years of experience in integrating IATF 16949 (and its predecessor automotive standards), NPD, and Advanced Product Quality Planning to the automotive OEMs and suppliers developing and producing Electric and Autonomous Vehicles. Omnex provides training, consulting, and software solutions for Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and Automotive SPICE, Cybersecurity (SAE J3061 and ISO/SAE 21434), SOTIF (ISO/PAS 21448:2019), as well as design support and software development for EV/AV companies. Omnex automotive clients have ranged from the largest companies in the industry down to small specialty companies, including design houses, vehicle, and subsystem assembly, component design and manufacture, lubricants and coatings, and a broad range of services.
Today's Automotive industry requires IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, as mandatory requirements. Many OEMs today are also requiring ISO 45001 Health and Safety. Further, the German OEMs require a few other standards such as VDA 6.3 Process Audits and VDA 6.5 Product Audits. These can be integrated with the IATF 16949 requirements for process and product audits. Due to our strong European presence, Omnex offers all VDA standards.
Omnex is a member of many of the ISO Technical committees that write the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards. Omnex principals were also the writers of the core tools standards (APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, and PPAP) including AIAG VDA FMEA. We are also on the committees for ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 21434 Cybersecurity, and ISO 21448 SOTIF standards. We actively participate in ASPICE standards as well.
Omnex provides a variety of services for Management Systems in the Automotive Industry such as Training and Competency development, Implementation and Coaching, Digitalization and Collaboration Platform, and Outsourcing. We also have a division that focuses on supporting our customers in design services, that in turn focuses on EV-AV Standards such as Functional Safety and Cybersecurity.
Electric & Autonomous Vehicles
Omnex provides Training, Implementation and coaching, Outsourcing, Product Design, Software, and many other services for the 7 levers.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management refers to practices that make a supply chain efficient. They include Supplier Capability Improvement using Lean Six Sigma or Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Problem Solving, Product Conformity (Sorting), PPAP and APQP Development, and improving SQE Competency. This can be accomplished with the services shown below from Digital Collaboration Software and or Outsourcing this service to Omnex.
New Product Development, APQP & Core Tools
Omnex helps your New Product Development Process (APQP and Core Tools) by improving new product launch Quality and Timing. Let us help you improve linkages of the DFMEA, DVP&R (test plans), Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plan and Shop Floor instructions using Omnex's Digital Collaboration Platform and our training and implementation. We will help streamline your process, improve linkages, provide training and workshops and digitalize New Product Development. Omnex principals have been on the Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force (SQRTF) for the Core Tools and on the AIAG-VDA Committee, for the AIAG-VDA FMEA First Edition.
Lean Agile Product Development – Twice the product in 1/3rd Less the Time
The Lean Agile APQP Product Development System is a paradigm shift in New Product Development. It’s a full implementation of Lean PD enablers with tools and metrics, integrated with Agile techniques to deliver PPAP on schedule with quality, the first time. Developed for system, hardware and software applications, the Lean Agile APQP System delivers product and PPAP in two-week time periods called Sprints. Omnex product development consultants work with your product design team(s) from any point in the APQP cycle to scale the system as required. Across an entire product line and throughout your entire new product design process, we coach and implement the system with your people. Omnex developed ‘The Lean Agile APQP system’ to help its clients cut concept to delivery times up to one-half, allowing for more innovation, and more product offerings.
Lean Six Sigma Strategy and IIoT
Lean and Six Sigma Programs improve “speed or lead time” while Six Sigma reduces “variation or reduces defectives”. Omnex conducts Lean and Six Sigma programs independently or as integrated Lean Six Sigma programs.
Omnex-IIoT division provides integrated solutions with the latest “disruptive technologies” or Industry 4.0 to have fact-based data on real time for better Operational control of Machine, Material and Product.
Problem Solving and Statistical Tools
Omnex conducts Disciplined Problem Solving in a number of methodologies including 8D, Root Cause Analysis and 5 Why. Omnex principals helped write a methodology for problem solving called "EPS or Effective Problem Solving" for the AIAG. Our experience in problem solving goes back 30 years. We have helped a number of organizations implement and maintain a culture of problem solving.
TISAX & ISO 27001:2013
TISAX stands for Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange, a mechanism for the exchange of testing information which is operated by the ENX Association. It is a scheme to prevent multiple Cybersecurity assessments between Customers, Suppliers, and parties doing business with each other. TISAX was Developed from topics of ISO/IEC 27001 : Information security Management Systems - Requirements and ISO/IEC 27002 : Code of practice for information security controls.
Omnex recommends that US Automotive Suppliers implement ISO 27001 to satisfy IATF 16949 requirements for Cybersecurity. If the Automotive Supplier also works with European OEMs, then we recommend ISO 27001 with TISAX be implemented.
ISO 26000 Social Responsibility & Sustainability
ISO 26000 is a guidance document for Social Responsibility. It defines Social Responsibility as the responsibility of an organization to study the impact of its decisions and activities on society, environment through transparent and ethical behavior. It contributes to health and welfare of society through sustainable development. In other words, Social Responsibility is at a cross section of environment, health and safety of its employees, ethical behavior and sustainable development. Omnex integrates social responsibility & sustainability to an integrated management system.
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