IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditing Workshop w/ How To Audit Core Tools

Course Description
The emphasis of IATF 16949:2016 on process efficiency, effectiveness, and business results requires a “value-adding” approach to auditing. Instead of examining past conformance to requirements and regulations in minute detail, you can use current performance to project future actions. By adopting this approach, auditing in its many forms becomes a cost-effective means of improving your organization. Audits are performed and presented in a meaningful way, with audit results in business terms that appeal to the interests of the various stakeholders.

This course is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of process auditing techniques. Using interactive workshops, simulated audits, and case studies, students will develop practical audit skills, improve evaluation and communication skills, refine reporting skills, and sharpen their ability to implement corrective action programs.

The course includes a detailed review of the new technical specification document IATF 16949:2016.  This is a clause-by-clause review so that students understand the complete set of requirements that impacts not only their audits but the QMS back at the facility.

We will also cover the requirements of the OEMs.  These are critical and required for Tier 2 and 3 Internal Auditors in the automotive industry.  Then we take a dive in to how-to-audit the core tools.   These are also critical and required since every customer requires them.

 Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who wish to learn how to perform audits for a quality management system based on IATF 16949:2016.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand all the new IATF 16949:2016 Quality Management criteria
  • Understand the fundamentals of Process Auditing
  • Understand the Core Tools: FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, SPC, APQP, PPAP
  • Conduct Metric-Driven audits
  • Review Customer Specific requirements
  • Coordinate an effective audit program
  • Identify key activities for performing a successful audit
  • Evaluate the significance of audit findings
  • Report the audit findings and evaluations
  • Develop and implement corrective action programs
  • Audit continual improvement programs

Course Outline
Day One

  • Course Introductions and Objectives
  • Overview, Auditing and the Standard Requirements
  • Process-approach and metrics-driven audits
  • Exercise:  Construct a process map/turtle charts (inputs, outputs, measures) and assign IATF 16949:2016 requirements.
  • Requirements/principles of IATF 16949:2016 and how to integrate in a successful audit program
  • IATF 16949:2016 requirements and implications for your organization
  • Core Tools Overview (FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, SPC, APQP, PPAP)
  • Customer Specific Requirements for GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Honda, (Ford)
  • Audit Situations: Role Playing

Day Two

  • Review of Day One Activities
  • The Audit Process (planning, performing, and reporting an audit)
  • Preparing/Planning the audit – key criteria of a process audit
  • Exercise: Developing an Audit Checklist
  • Conducting a process-based and metrics-driven audit
  • Exercise: Auditing the Organization Case Study Scenarios
  • Audit report – key elements and documentation requirements
  • Audit Nonconformance
  • Exercise: Auditing the Evidence Sample Documents and Records
  • Exercise: Start preparation of internal audit

Day Three

  • Two on-site/mock internal audits will be conducted
  • Documentation Review
  • Prepare an Audit Checklist
  • Conduct Audit
  • Prepare Audit Summary Report


Course Format
20 hours (3 days)
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available on-site at your organization for a maximum of 15 participants


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Location: Peabody, MA

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