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Mark Atkins

Freelance Quality Consultant and Supplier Manager

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Profileimage by Mark Atkins Freiberuflich from Heidelberg
  • 69126 Heidelberg Freelancer in
  • Graduation: B.Eng. (Hons.)
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 90 €/hour 850 €/day
    All-In Satz
  • Languages: German (Full Professional) | English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Limited professional) | Japanese (Limited professional)
  • Last update: 16.01.2020
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SKILLS
Certified Process Auditor and trainer for VDA6.3
Certified 1st/2nd Party System Auditor for IATF 16949
Certified Heat Treatment Auditor for AIAG CQI-9
KAIZEN Practitioner with intention to achieve KAIZEN Coach status
Establishing robust internal systems for supplier management
8D-Evaluation
Statistical process control and process capability studies
Poke-Yoke Solutions
5-Why, PDCA and Ishikawa methods
Implementation, tracking and monitoring of APQP in development projects up to production release
Leading interdisciplinary quality planning teams
Creation of inspection plans and carrying out measurement systems analyses (methods 1 and 2) according to VDA5
Planning, execution and tracking of process audits for VDA6.3
Analysis of quality problems and development of improvement programmes for problematic suppliers
Using VDA2 to carry out PPF Process
Analysis and evaluation of P-FMEAs
Linguistic and intercultural competencies in German and Japanese
Technical translations
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 09/2019 - 12/2019

    • Eugen Forschner GMBH Spaichingen
    • 250-500 employees
    • Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Supplier Development Engineer
    • Implemented supplier development strategy including APQP and PPAP processes.
    • Carried out process audits to VDA6.3 and process acceptance at suppliers.
    • Processed escalated supplier rejections from sister plants in Europe, Mexico & China.
    • Managed a group in the purchasing department with responsibility for staff on interim basis.

  • 01/2019 - 06/2019

    • AMG GMBH, Affalterbach
    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Supplier Manager
    • Supported AMG with sorting out quality problems on-site at problematic suppliers.
    • Led daily and weekly conference calls between customer and supplier.
    • Reported to the senior purchasing management at the customer.
    • Carried out potential analyses and process audits to VDA6.3 at suppliers in Italy and Hungary.
    • Created process descriptions for purchasing and quality activities for a new project to be launched in 2021 (subsequently cancelled by the customer).

  • 07/2018 - 12/2018

    • Visteon Electronics Europe, Karlsruhe
    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Supplier Auditor
    • Carried out process audits to VDA6.3 as lead auditor
    • Trained and mentored co-auditors.
    • APQP activities for electronic components (circuit boards, passive and active components) and plastic parts (cockpit modules and glass) according to AIAG guidelines.

  • 09/2017 - Present

    • Top QM Systems, Mosbach8
    • < 10 employees
    • Other
  • Co-Operations Partner for Training and Consultancy
    • Support to customers AMCO-Plast in Germany and Eurotech in Czech Republic with preparation for process audits.
    • Training of process auditors to VDA6.3 in Germany, USA and Mexico for customers Bosch, Mahle, TÜV Süd, Continental, Aptiv (formerly Delphi), NSK and Kern-Liebers.
    • Presentation of information seminars for ISO 19011 and IATF 16949 in USA, Mexico and Finland
    • Carrying out of process audits on behalf of third-party clients Scheer Druckguß and Wielpütz in Germany.

  • 07/2017 - 09/2017

    • Carlex Glass SA
    • 250-500 employees
    • Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Internal Quality Assurance Engineer
    • Analysis of failure data from external service providers and comparison with internal failure rates for windscreens
    • Identification of possible sources of contamination in the plant
    • Strengthening of 8D methods in the plant and to the OEM
    • Introduction of 5S-methods in the plant
    • Improvement to communications between Quality, Production and Logistics
    • Standardisation of reporting between operational departments

  • 01/2016 - 06/2017

    • Hanon Systems Germany, Kerpen
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Supplier Manager
    • Supplier management for HVAC, Exhaust and Turbocharger components
    • Integration of over 50 new suppliers into existing supplier management structure
    • Drawing reviews and feasibility studies for plastic injection mouldings and stamped parts
    • Project planning for capacity expansion of a complex assembly line
    • Capacity verification using run-at-rate methods
    • Auditing (VDA6.3) of electrical and electronic component manufacturing processes
    • Benchmarking of competitors’ organisational structures in purchasing and supplier management.

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