Core Tools Self-Assessment Industry Results

AIAG's Core Tools Self-Assessment-a free online survey for members and non-members alike-allows participants to test their knowledge of the core tool areas: Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Product Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).

The building blocks of automotive quality, these core tools provide the framework for planning, risk identification, process monitoring, and measuring, and allow product teams to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their parts. Upon completion of the self-assessment, confidential results enable users to identify areas requiring improvement, as well as opportunities for training.

The below charts illustrate where current quality practitioners score globally compared to the industry benchmark of 80% effectiveness in each of the 5 areas. While scores have been improving, the results prove that there is still work to be done.

CTSA Statistics - June 2023