With products for use in automotive applications, AKM takes their application and usage environment into account and considers how to secure safety as we design products and manufacturing processes.
We aim for stable supply of zero-defect products over the long-term, and carry out quality control and continual improvements.
Products for automotive applications are developed and produced under management which complies with ISO/TS 16949. We also consider any additional (AEC-Q100, Q101) requests from customers.
When the stability of production has been confirmed, management using APQP activities is completed. (Figure below)
AKM has introduced the following innovative activities, in order to achieve high quality and zero defects:
- Process control and quality control activities using statistical methods
- Facility maintenance
- Inspection methods to remove latent defects