IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Management System

IATF 16949:2016 helps your automotive organization reduce variation and waste in the supply chain using continuous improvement.

IATF 16949 is the Quality Management Systems standard for the Automotive industry. The standard applies the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System as the foundation of the standard and incorporates the latest automotive standards spanning the globe. By adopting IATF 16949 organizations demonstrate an elite level of dedication to quality excellence.

IATF 16949 ensures that your organization is creating quality products and performing services in accordance with stringent automotive industry expectations. It defines the quality management systems requirements for the design and development, production, assembly, and installation of automotive-related products, as well as relevant services to the automotive industry. Obtaining an IATF 16949 certificate assures your customers that your organization is committed to an effective and consistent supply chain.

How IATF 16949 benefits your organization:

  • Demonstrates to your customers the ability to provide products that meet regulatory and safety requirements
  • Identifies and addresses the risks associated with your organization driving innovation and improvement
  • Provides you with a plan to increase productivity and efficiency
  • Ensures your organization demonstrates ethical practices and corporate social responsibility, such as an anti-bribery policy


IATF – International Automotive Task Force - The IATF is an “ad hoc” group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. (www.iatfglobaloversight.org) This website has access to the 16949 standard, rules, communiques, OEM requirements, and IATF publications. IAOB (International Automotive Oversight Bureau) – One of 5 oversight offices created by the IATF to oversee the certification bodies who perform the audits and issue the IATF 16949 certificates. The IOAB is Intertek’s oversight and more information can be found on their website at (www.iaob.org) AIAG (www.aiag.org) – Automotive Action Industry Group – Collaborates with the IATF and 5 oversight groups developing standard and core tools (FMEA, Control Plan, SPC, MSA, etc.)

The transition to IATF 16949

In October 2016, IATF 16949:2016 was published to replace ISO/TS 16949. As of September 2018, all ISO/TS 16949 certificates have expired. The major changes from ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949 included an emphasis on product safety, expansion of focus on risk management, supplier management, and others.

IATF 16949 certification with Intertek

Your management system's certification to IATF 16949 will help you continuously improve your products and customer satisfaction. Our industry-expert auditors deliver innovative and thorough auditing solutions, to help you see your business more clearly. Intertek’s Total Quality Assurance will give you the valuable tools to meet objectives, identify cost savings, adapt to standard revisions, and make measurable improvements to your business.

Additional Information and Resources on IATF 16949

Certification structure:

  • IATF – International Automotive Task Force - The IATF is an “ad hoc” group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. This website has access to the 16949 standard, rules, communiques, OEM requirements, and IATF publications. 
  • IAOB - International Automotive Oversight Bureau - One of 5 oversight offices created by the IATF to oversee the certification bodies who perform the audits and issue the IATF 16949 certificates. The IOAB is Intertek’s oversight.
  • AIAG – Automotive Action Industry Group - Collaborates with the IATF and 5 oversight groups developing standard and core tools (FMEA, Control Plan, SPC, MSA, etc.)

 

 
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