ENCONA Releases Self-Paced Online Product Integrity Training Applicable to All Employees in Automotive and Supply Chain Manufacturing Organizations

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ENCONA Releases Self-Paced Online Product Integrity Training Applicable to All Employees in Automotive and Supply Chain Manufacturing Organizations

May 26
23:15 2022

All employees must be aware of product integrity-related requirements within the scope of their activities. It is a general misunderstanding that only the Product Safety & Conformity Representative in an organization is responsible for the fulfillment of product integrity-related requirements. But, according to the principles of product integrity, all employees should be trained on how to correctly deal with potential issues.

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Product integrity means that the product meets all legitimate safety-related expectations and complies with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. German OEMs mandate their suppliers to implement and apply requirements defined in the VDA Volume “Product Integrity”. Product integrity requirements must be applied throughout the entire supply chain, from the carmaker to the material suppliers. 

Most companies find fulfilling this requirement challenging for several reasons. Reasons are typically cited as including the time required for employees to be taken from their daily work and the complicated organization of groups of employees to be gathered for instruction by competent trainers catering to different target groups.

ENCONA has released a new cost-effective solution that aims to bridge this gap and ease the pain points. Their self-paced online training is structured into 4 different training types, according to different target groups, which will receive the subject material related to their roles. The groups are Operators, Managers, Sales, and Engineering/Quality/Purchasing/Auditors. Each training type takes approximately one hour and includes short videos, animations, and multiple-choice tests that lead to a general understanding of Product Integrity relevant to the individuals within a given target group and is complemented with a certificate of competence upon successful completion. 

The course is therefore aimed at all employees within an organization and is easily accessible as it is available on any computer or smartphone with an active internet connection, to be completed at any time convenient to the employee. Corporate pricing varies from 12 to 45 USD per user per year (plus VAT/taxes), the more employees added the lower the average price paid.

ENCONA cautions that it should be noted that this training does not replace the 2-day VDA QMC accredited training mandated for Product Safety & Conformity Representatives, which still needs to be undertaken by the nominated representative in the organization. A PSCR is a professional trained to conduct a proper check right from the research and development stage, through production, quality check, and the final product. All the stages should comply with the safety and conformity standards and this is taken care of the PSCR, who should have all the knowledge central to product safety and conformity to standards, and the necessary competence to apply it in work practice including recourse action in case the need arises.

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ABOUT ENCONA

ENCONA is a global training and consulting firm, primarily in the automotive sector. They offer a variety of courses and workshops, including the product integrity for everyone self-paced online course.

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Company Name: ENCONA
Contact Person: Michael Lee
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Phone: +1 (0)313 288 8062
Country: United States
Website: https://www.encona.org/

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