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
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
- 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
- Implementation and Training
- Internal Assessment and Management Review
- 3rd Party Registration Assessment
- Sustain and Continual Improvement