SOITEC – Carrying out a VDA 6.3 internal audit in China

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SOITEC – Carrying out a VDA 6.3 internal audit in China


World leader in the generation and production of extreme performance semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy markets. The customer company employs today more than 11 000 people and owns about ten international offices (North America, France, Germany and East Asia).

The collaboration between Euro-Symbiose and its customer lasts for now eight years and continued this years by the realization of an internal audit VDA 6.3. Indeed, this designer and manufacturer of semiconductors called on Euro-Symbiose to help in the realization of an internal audit VDA 6.3 which took place in China, in April, at one of its suppliers.

For capacity problems, the company transferred to a Chinese supplier based in Shanghai a product and manufacturing line within the scope of a transfer contract of technology. Owing to this change, the final client of this product and transferred line has to come this month (May 2016) to audit this Chinese supplier. The requirement of final client is to evaluate the control that has this Chinese supplier in question and therefore its capacity to realize a compliant product.

These services have been realized by our consultant, Christophe Girard. The audit lasted three days and has been realized jointly by our consultant and an internal auditor of the company. This mission aimed to ensure the compliance of quality system in relation to requirements of VDA 6.3 standard of this supplier, before the coming of final client. On the basis of this objective, the mission of Euro-Symbiose consultant involved to validate the audit approach retained according to the VDA 6.3 recommendations (audit plan, links with the VDA 6.3 questions) and bring its support in the report preparation and especially the listing of different issues.