The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is publisher of the CQI standards (Continuous Quality Improvement). CQI-17 is a self-assessment regarding the soldering processes and must be carried out at least once a year.
This standard is an appendix to ISO TS 16949(IATF 16949) under „customer-specific requirements“ and is valid for all automotive suppliers globally that have entered into a contractual agreement regarding purchasing, supply and quality throughout the supply chain.
As a long standing member of the AIAG, TopQM-Systems already specialized early on in the introduction, development and qualification of employees, as well as auditor training according to the rules of the AIAG for CQI-17 soldering processes in the European and global automotive supplier markets.
In the family of "Special Processes" these CQI standards are of course also part of our training offers, we offer licensed seminars including the respective German translations in Europe in German and in English.
» More information and registrations about our online and open seminars:
03-015 // Understanding AIAG CQI Self-assessment online (Modul 3.0) - AIAG licensed
03-055 // TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Auditor online
03-020 // TopQM CQI-9/-11/-12/-15/-17/-23/-27 Practical Application/Maintenance and Repairs
TopQM-Systems has been conducting on-site audits as well as "remote audits" for your location, but also for your suppliers, for several years now. Long-standing qualified and experienced TopQM CQI auditors are available to you on site in Germany and Europe, but also worldwide. Especially in these uncertain times, we are a reliable partner both on site and via remote audit, use our global expert audit team.
Basic data of the welding organization
Audited areas according to the respective CQI-17 process table
Contact data (auditor, company, participants)
Results of the CQI audit
Paragraph 1 Management responsibility and quality planning
Paragraph 2 Responsibility for material flow and material handling
Facilities / Equipment / Accessories
Header and basic data concerning the audited product
Questions concerning the process flow
Customer-specific requirements concerning the product
Responsibilities and authorities
Soldering paste printing
Soldering joint inspection
Placing surface mounted part
Solder fusion coating
Glue dispensing process
Flux application for wave soldering
Pre-heating for soft-soldering process
Fountain soldering process
Automated iron soldering
Manual iron soldering
Laser and soft beam soldering
Conformal Coat and Test
PCB in-circuit testing (ICT)
Rework of soldering processes
TopQM-Systems already conducts AIAG CQI process audits for well-known automotive companies as well as in-house training througout the supply chain. Make use of our special know-how and contact us for your consultation interview or for an individual, detailed service offer at no charge and without obligation.
Examples of TopQM-Systems projects and references for CQI audits and CQI auditor training (extract):
We shall gladly provide you with a contact person and contact data for the above-mentioned project and reference examples upon request.