IATF 16949:2016 (replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009) is a standard that establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS), specifically for the automotive sector.

It can be used by any supplier, large or small, and should be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.

IATF 16949:2016 is an independent QMS standard that is fully aligned with the structure and requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Therefore, the IATF 16949 cannot be implemented alone as a stand-alone document, but must be implemented as a supplement and in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.

A Quality Management System based on IATF 16949:

  • Is a method of defining how an organization can meet the requirements of its customers and other stakeholders
  • Promotes the idea of continual improvement
  • Requires organizations to define objectives and continually improve their processes in order to reach them
  • Emphasizes defect prevention
  • Includes specific requirements and core tools from the automotive industry
  1. Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  2. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  3. Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  4. Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  5. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Promotes reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain
  • Requires documented and implemented corporate responsibility polices

IATF 16949 Compliance can be achieved through Quality- One’s Seven Phase Approach:

  • Executive and Management Overview / Planning
  • Gap Assessment and Planning
  • Documentation
  • Implementation and Training
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review
  • 3rd Party Registration Assessment
  • Sustain and Continual Improvement

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