1-Day AS6500 Manufacturing Management Program

Days: 1

 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM MST


Manufacturing Management System, Design Analysis for Manufacturing, Manufacturing: Feasibility, Risk, Readiness Levels, Manufacturing Planning, Materials Management, Manufacturing Workforce, Tooling/Test Equipment/Facilities, MSA, Process Capabilities, FAI, and Supplier Quality and Management


The AS6500 standard is applicable to all phases of the system acquisition life cycle. It is intended for use on all programs with manufacturing content. It requires proven manufacturing management practices with the goal of delivering affordable and capable systems to the extent that it is invoked contractually.  The agreement between the customer and the organization shall include the manufacturing management requirements in AS6500 based upon tailoring the requirements of this standard to address the program situation.


Many international publications are referenced within this 16-page standard to give additional insight in meeting customer requirements and enhancing the performance of your current Manufacturing Management System.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review and understand the requirements, application and conformance declaration to the AS6500 standard
  • Understand the techniques of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling the use of people, money, materials, equipment, research and development, methods and processes, and facilities to manufacture products.
  • Overview the MMS application of the following international publications:
    • ARP 5580 Recommended Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Practices for Non-Automobile Application
    • AS5553 Counterfeit (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition
    • AS6174 Counterfeit Material
    • AS9071 Control of Aviation Critical Safety Items
    • AS9100 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations
    • AS9102 Aerospace First Article Inspection
    • AS9145 Aerospace Requirements for APQP/PPAP
    • EIA557 Statistical Process Control
    • STD-0016 Standard for Preparing a DMSMS Management Plan
    • DoD Deskbook: DoD Manufacturing Readiness Levels
  • Practical workshops to enhance your understanding and successful application of this standard

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Managers
  • Management Representatives
  • Implementation Teams
  • Internal Auditors
  • Functional Leaders: Design, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Business Improvement, Purchasing, Program Management
  • Any others involved in the auditing or implementation of QMS activities



Day 1

Part 1 Introductions
Part 2 History, Purpose, Terms and Definitions
      Activity #1A & 1B:  Terminology
Part 3 Detailed Review of the AS6500 Standard Requirements
Topics & In-Class Exercises: MS Objectives, Producibility Analysis: Trade Curves, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, MIL HDBK 727, Key and Critical Characteristics: Process Flow and Control Plans; PFMEA:  Activity #3 PFMEA, Manufacturing Feasibility, MRLs, Production Readiness, Materials Management DMSMS, SD-22, Cost, Manufacturing Modeling/Simulations;  Manufacturing System Verification, Lean Manufacturing, MSA, LOB, Lean/Six Sigma, VR, AS9103, Cp and Cpk Process Capability, Activity #4:  Cp and Cpk, FAI/FAT Supplier Management and Quality: PPAP
Activity #2:    Management System Objectives
Activity #3:  Process Flow Diagram and PFMEA
Activity #4:  Calculate Cp and Cpk (Process Capability)