QAD and Quistem Help Automotive Customers with Operational Restart Readiness Checklist amid COVID19 Pandemic

QAD and Quistem have teamed up to develop specific guidelines to help automotive manufacturers prepare for the restart of their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines feature 13 key topics that automotive suppliers will need to address in order to align their operational restart with their customers in the automotive supply chain.

QAD Director, Automotive Terry Onica, said, “With our focus on automotive manufacturing customers, we teamed up with Cathy Fisher, president of Quistem, a global expert in automotive management systems, to put together specific guidelines to help automotive suppliers get their facilities up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize organizations are currently receiving a lot of guidance about protecting their employees from the COVID-19 virus. However, for quality product and delivery to their customers, additional detailed focus on 13 key aspects of their business will contribute to a successful restart.”

The Operational Restart Readiness Checklist covers the following topics and provides detailed checkpoints related to each:

  1. Contingency Plans
  2. Inventory
  3. Immediate customer delivery requirements
  4. Immediate delivery plan including transportation
  5. Supplier inventory and near-term delivery plan
  6. Availability of outsourced processes
  7. Temporary process changes due to virus risk reduction actions
  8. Product/process requalification plan
  9. Accuracy of work instructions
  10. Workforce availability and training
  11. Equipment, tooling and gauging restart risks and maintenance
  12. Facility infrastructure
  13. Communication plans to all stakeholders

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