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VDA Maturity Level Assurance (MLA) (ID 602)


Implementation of the VDA standard of Maturity Level Assurance for New Parts aims to attain sustainable improvement of the quality of supplied parts. With this method, a process accompanying assurance of product maturity is achieved at the start of production: projects are segmented, assessed early on and corrected. Furthermore, a unified concept is provided for cooperation and communication in complex product engineering projects involving many participants in the supply chain. In the training, you will ac


1 day

  • Mon 23 Sep
    1 day, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
    • £689.00 excl. VAT


Developed by the German automotive industry Maturity Level Assurance defines a structured approach to managing and controlling new projects.

This approach can be used by any organization to manage and control the new product introduction process with suppliers and includes all the aspects of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).

Increasing product quality and greater competition, combined with a higher demand for quality from end users and rising warranty costs are having an even greater influence on the cooperation between automotive manufacturers and their supply chain.


Who should attend?

This course is designed for people working on new product developments within the automotive supply chain, including those working in design, engineering, purchasing, logistics, quality and manufacturing.

Before attending, make sure you have basic knowledge of project work and basic knowledge of the Product Engineering Process (PEP) and/or component qualification.

Course Outline

  • You will be familiar with the maturity level method (assessment, content, control and reporting system) as required in the product engineering process.
  • You will know the importance of the initial situation and history.
  • You will be familiar with the methods and fundamentals of maturity level assurance.
  • You will be able to apply the measurement criteria.
  • You will be familiar with typical conflicts of interest and how to deal with them.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, delegates will understand how to assess the risk level of the products being developed and use the Excel tool to assess the measurement criteria across the eight Maturity Levels.


After passing the knowledge test you will receive a VDA QMC certificate of qualification.

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