What Do I Need to Know About the new IATF 16949:2016 Standard?

IATF 16949:2016 is the global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry. Based on ISO 9001:2015, it was published in October 2016 and replaces ISO/TS 16949. It is designed to be used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015 and contains supplemental requirements specific to the automotive industry rather than being a standalone QMS. It specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a QMS for any organization, in the automotive industry regardless of size. It brings together standards from across Europe and the US.

Everything you need to know about the IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management System

  • Product safety-related requirements and considerations are added throughout the standard.
  • Corporate responsibility policies such as ás ’whistleblowing’ are now required
  • Risk analysis considerations are expanded beyond ISO 9001 requirements throughout the standard
  • Various authorization and other requirements added related to control of nonconforming product and concessions or use of the reworked or repaired product
  • Multiple requirements added throughout the standard related to managing products with embedded software
  • Manufacturing feasibility requirements are enhanced to include capacity planning and the analysis is now required for any changes to processes or product designs
  • Additional requirements related to an organizations supplier selection process
  • Internal Auditor and Second Part Auditor competencies are more clearly defined and expanded now
  • Requirement added for a second-party audit process ás part of the supplier management approach
  • Statutory and regulatory conformance evidence requirement added for all materials/components for the country of manufacture and destination
  • Significant expansion of the requirements related to identification and traceability or products
  • Requirements added for ’Temporary change of process control’ to define and approve. in advance, alternative process controls
  • Enhanced expectations related to Total Productive Maintenance
  • Contingency planning requirements have been expanded
  • Internal audit frequency and process coverage requirements have been modified
  • Several additional inputs to be considered during management reviews
  • Added requirement to have a documented process pertaining to the application of error-proofing methodologies
  • The requirement to have a Warranty Management process is expected by the customers

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