Polaris MEP Helps Global Glass Power Innovator Stay On Top

The comprehensive package that Polaris MEP provided allows us to continue serving the automotive industry and remain focused on our customers’ needs.

Donna Moschetti
Human Resources Manager, Antaya Technologies Corporation

Solution

Polaris MEP, called upon their sister organization from the MEP National Network, Connstep of Connecticut to provide precise subject matter expertise. Antaya was provided an overview of the IATF 16949:2016 standard; gap analysis report and internal audit of their QMS against the IATF 16949:2016 standard; facilitation to assist Antaya in their transition; and written reports to Antaya’s management of all audit findings and suggestions for improvement, including suggested revisions to documented information as identified.

Anataya staff participated in two IATF Leadership Training sessions covering the global, strategic and operational factors behind the revision and changes in the high-level structure of the standard, along with their implications. The team was given an overview of the major changes to the clauses in the standard, emphasizing the Context of the Organization, Risk-Based Thinking and the increased emphasis on the role of leadership. A team self-assessment against specific clauses of Context of the Organization and Risk-Based Thinking was executed as well.

An essential part of the project was the execution of an 8-hour workshop for 15 key individuals involved in internal or process audits within the Antaya. The workshop focused on the core tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC) used in the automotive industry to fulfill the requirements of IATF 16949:2016 for auditor competency.

Impacts

  • 18% increase in sales

  • Retained current staffing levels

  • $2,250 in total investment