IATF 16949:2016


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IATF 16949:2016 was published by IATF on October 4, 2016.It defines the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. IATF 16949:2016 is not a stand-alone quality management standard, but is implemented as a supplement to, and in conjunction with, ISO 9001:2015.

Below is a summary of key requirements in IATF 16949:2016:

  • Risk-related requirements to minimize the likelihood of failure during new program development
  • Risk-based thinking to maximize the potential realization of planned activities
  • Requirements to adopt a process to assess the risk of changes and take appropriate action
  • Enhanced product traceability requirements to support latest regulatory changes
  • Integration of many common industry practices previously found in customer-specific requirements. This to assure commonality throughout the industry and reduce the need for extensive customer-specific requirements in these areas
  • Requirements for both first and second-party auditors, including a documented process to verify internal auditor and trainer competency
  • Clarification of sub-tier supplier management and development requirements
  • Addition of corporate responsibility requirements
  • Addition of a product safety section to ensure intended performance during the entire product lifecycle without causing harm or damage
  • Requirement to assess manufacturing feasibility
  • If applicable, requirement that organizations must have a warranty process that addresses and integrates all applicable customer-specific requirements and warranty party analysis procedures to validate No Trouble Found
  • Embedded software requirements for product validation, warranty and troubleshooting of issues in the field
  • Increased focus on operational performance and customer feedback (customer scorecards/metrics)

Plan to attend one of the below training courses to ensure you have all of the information on the latest requirements.

IATF 16949:2016 Overview
ISO 9001:2015/IATF 16949:2016 Exemplar Global Lead Auditor
IATF 16949:2016 Implementation Fundamentals
IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditing with Core Tools
VDA 6.3 Process Auditor
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

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