Certification and auditing as part of the continuous improvement process

Overview of different quality norms

The competitiveness of manufacturing companies benefits greatly from error-free and efficient production processes. In this context, it is essential to guarantee the fulfilment of requirements and guidelines at the beginning and to control them regularly afterwards. For this purpose, companies have various methods, instruments and technologies at their disposal. The difficulty lies in identifying the appropriate measures for one's own company and applying them regularly and thoroughly. Fraunhofer IPT has extensive practical experience and uses sound methods to guide companies competently and successfully along the path to auditing and certification.

Together with the respective company, Fraunhofer IPT first analyzes the status quo, develops a suitable concept on this basis that takes all relevant requirements into account, and, if necessary, accompanies the entire certification process. In particular, Fraunhofer IPT supports companies with its extensive experience in implementing quality management systems - both universally in accordance with ISO 9001 and sector-specific, for example for the automotive industry in accordance with IATF 16949 or for the aviation industry in accordance with EN 9100. Fraunhofer IPT also focuses on the evaluation of environmental management systems in accordance with ISO 14001 and their integration into existing structures.

Our range of services

  • Support for the development and implementation of quality management systems
  • Implementation of a continuous improvement process
  • Support during the implementation of certification processes and audits

Project examples for systematic preparation for audits and certifications

In various projects and working groups, we systematize new and existing fields of work in production technology. From production informatics and cyberphysical production to the use of industrial AI applications and entrepreneurial technology management. Bilaterally with companies or in topic-related consortia, we structure, analyze and design the framework and methods for the use of new technologies in manufacturing companies.

Competence center for cyberphysical production

The competence center "EPIC" networks partners on the topic of production informatics and cyberphysical production.

Auditing of technology management

Regulatory framework and rough concept for the expansion of technology management in the company.

Trustworthiness for Industrial AI

Framework and procedure model for the development of trustworthy industrial AI applications.