IATF 16949:2016 Implementation Fundamentals

Course Description:
This 16-hour course is designed to provide training on the implementation of the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) based upon the IATF 16949:2016 standard. IATF 16949:2016 includes all the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 along with many Automotive-specific requirements.

This in-depth, training course examines the requirements and intent of each clause and subclause of IATF 16949, including audit evidence required to demonstrate conformity to IATF 16949 requirements. It is designed for IATF 16949 implementation team members, auditors, and other representatives from key functional groups involved in the organization’s IATF 16949 quality management system.

What is IATF 16949?
IATF 16949:2016 is the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems.

IATF 16949 was jointly developed by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. The document is a common automotive quality system requirement based on ISO 9001, and customer specific requirements from the automotive sector.

IATF 16949 emphasizes the development of a process oriented quality management system that provides for continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The goal is to meet customer requirements efficiently and effectively.

Who are the IATF?
The IATF is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.
All registered organizations are added to the IATF website of recognized organizations, a copy of their certificate information is contained within the site and can be verified at any stage.

Organizations are asked to:

  1. Review and determine its critical processes
  2. Define each process inputs and outputs
  3. Create documentation necessary to show effective control of the process (Note that this does not necessarily mean creating a procedure.)
  4. Creating and analyzing measures of process performance for use in determining either corrective action or continual improvement

What are the benefits of IATF 16949?

  1. Fosters improved product & process quality.
  2. Provides additional confidence for global sourcing.
  3. Ensures a global quality system approach in the supply chain for supplier/subcontractor service consistency.
  4. Reduces variation, waste and improves the overall efficiency in production levels.
  5. Lessens the number of second party audits.
  6. Provides a common platform to address worldwide quality system requirements.
  7. The new IATF 16949:2016. How your organization will benefit.
  8. Streamline processes and better manage costs.
  9. Safeguard your reputation.
  10. An opportunity for integration and efficiencies.
  11. Manage risk and your supply chain.

Course Description
In this 2-day training, attendees will gain a complete appreciation for ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016, including the process approach, risk-based thinking, and an understanding of how it is necessary and valuable to your overall business management system. This course is designed for new implementation team members and other representatives from key functional groups involved in the organization’s QMS.

Course Outline
Day 1

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Quality Management Principals
  • Process Approach and Risk-Based Thinking
  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements Review

Day 2

  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements Review

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals and managers interested in learning how to implement IATF 16949.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand the operation of a quality management system based IATF 16949 and its principal processes
  2. Understand the requirements of the IATF 16949 Standard
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how risk-based thinking supports and improves the understanding and application of the process approach
  4. Assess the level of complexity of transitioning to IATF 16949 and develop a consistent plan for implementation
  5. Understand the additional requirements
    • Operations Risk Management
    • Product Safety
    • Special Requirements
    • Critical Items
    • Expanded requirements for production and external providers
    • Clearer understanding of the organization’s context
    • Aligning QMS policy and objectives with the strategy of the organization
    • Explicit performance evaluation requirements
    • Greater flexibility with documentation

Course Format – Live Virtual or on-site
16 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
A test will be administered, resulting in a certification
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization

Always Keep Improving!