IATF 16949:2016 Implementation Workshop

Course Summary

This course is designed for IATF 16949 implementation team members, auditors, and other representatives from key functional groups involved in the organization’s IATF 16949 QMS.

Event Details

16 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities, on-site at your organization, and virtually


Develop the knowledge and skills required to implement an IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management System and assess your organization’s status to meet the requirements of IATF 16949:2016. 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. Using a step-by-step approach, participants learn how to develop an implementation plan, create necessary documentation, and achieve continual quality improvement.

What is IATF 16949?

IATF 16949:2016 is the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems and was developed by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members. 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.

What are the benefits of IATF 16949?

  • Fosters improved product & process quality
  • Provides additional confidence for global sourcing
  • Ensures a global quality system approach in the supply chain for supplier/subcontractor service consistency
  • Reduces variation, waste and improves the overall efficiency in production levels
  • Decreases the number of second party audits
  • Provides a common platform to address worldwide quality system requirements
  • Streamlines processes and better manage costs
  • Provides an opportunity for integration and efficiency
  • Manages risk and your supply chain

Who Should Attend

This course 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.

Learning Objectives

Through training, participants will:

  1. Understand the operation of a quality management system based on IATF 16949
  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 Outline

Day 1

  • Automotive Industry Standard – Background and History
  • Key Drivers of change for IATF 16949 and the key changes
  • Management systems, process approach, and documentation recommendations
  • Understanding the requirements of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001:2015
  • Context, Interested Party Expectations, and Planning, including Risk-Based Thinking
  • Understanding the Business Operating System approach to implementation
  • Risk-Based thinking
  • Expanded Leadership Requirements and its implications
  • Discussion on Top Management’s Role: What steps do we need to take?

Day 2

  • Operations – Focus on Changes and Improvements
  • APQP and New Product Development
  • Managing Requirements, Flow Down (in the BOM), and Product Safety
  • Managing Suppliers
  • Operational Control
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement
  • Rules for Accreditation Changes and its impact
  • Transition Steps
  • Review of Gap Analysis Tool
  • Addressing Organizational Context and Risk-Based Thinking
  • Documenting the Management System
  • Documenting Processes
  • Conducting Management Review




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