In conjunction with ISO 9001, IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
IATF 16949 was first developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in conjunction with ISO’s technical committee for quality management, ISO/TC 176. As a result, IATF 16949 integrated with ISO 9001 by including specific requirements from the automotive sector.
In October 2016, the IATF has published a revised automotive industry standard, and the first edition was referred as “IATF 16949.” This new standard will supersede and replace the current IATF 16949:2009, aligned with and refers to the most recent version of ISO’s quality management systems standard, ISO 9001:2015 for organizations in the automotive industry.
IATF 16949 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain. It is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.
The requirements are technically aimed at the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive industry supply chain.
Why we need to do so?
If IATF 16949 is implemented and properly managed, an organization will:
- Receive recognition from regulatory authorities.
- Produce safer and more reliable products.
- Meet or exceed customer requirements.
- Improve processes and documentation system.
Stage 1 - Gap Analysis
Review the existing client current practice against ISO/TS 16949 requirements
Stage 2 - QMS Training
Provide 5 courses of IATF 16949 training:
-Understanding An IATF 16949 QMS Training
-APQP & PPAP Training
-Poka Yoke Error Proofing Training
Stage 3 - System Design and Documentation Development
Support on development of documentation to meet IATF 16949 requirements.
Stage 4 - Implementation
Implementation of Environmental Management System to IATF 16949 standard.
Provide ISO/TS Awareness and Internal IATF 16949 Process Approach Internal Auditor Training
Review on the effective implementation of the newly developed Quality Management System
Stage 5 - Audit & Review
Perform pre-compliance audit and corrective action advice.