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Formel Q - Compact Training (for VW Group Suppliers) (ID 516)

Course overview: 

Formel Q, translated as Formula Q, defines a set of customer specific requirements that VW Group expect their suppliers of production parts to integrate into their organisations. These requirements should be understood and incorporated into all requests for quotation with VW Group and apply right across the product life cycle.Any organisation submitting a quotation to VW Group is expected to have read and understood these requirements and to apply them within their organisation and supply chain.This training course has been developed by VW Group in conjunction with VDA QMC and includes a mix of trainer delivered presentations and group work. Delegates will be provided with a full set of course material including copies of the Formel Q publications

Who should attend:  

Executives and personnel from all areas of the organisation including development, purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and quality assurance. 


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

?Topics covered: 

  • Formel Q basic overview  
    • Formel Q-concrete 
    • Formel Q-QPN integral 
    • Formel Q-Capability with the annex for process audit
  • Formel Q in the query/placing phase 
  • Formel Q in design cooperation with VW  
  • Formel Q in product approval  
  • Formel Q in process approval  
  • Formel Q in serial operation
  • Explanation of some applications (e.g. QPN, self audit, QTR) 

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

    In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

    SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

    SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services: 

    • An industry association for quality managers
    • Training, professional development and resources
    • Publications
    • Practical help and support

    Course booking details:

    Leading Expertise
    We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

    Proven Capability
    We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

    Attainable Results
    We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

    Robust Execution
    We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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