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  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • PPAP (Production Parts Approval Process)
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control)
  • MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis)
  • APQP/CP (Advanced Product Quality Planning &
  • Control Plans
IATF 16949:2016

The IATF 16949 QMS standard was developed for the automotive industry by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members. These members include: BMW Group, Chrysler Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Group Automobile, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen AG, AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.), VDA (Germany).


IATF 16949 was created to help automotive suppliers and manufacturers identify best practices when designing, manufacturing and assembling automotive products.It is based on the ISO 9001 requirements, but also includes customer specific requirements for the automotive industry. 

The standard emphasizes the development of a process-oriented quality management system that provides for:

  • continual improvement

  • defect prevention

  • reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain

The goal is to meet customer requirements efficiently and effectively.

Transition Update

All organizations that are certified to ISO/TS 16949 must complete their transition by 14 September 2018. In order to ensure that this timing is met, after 1 October 2017, no audits of any type shall be conducted to ISO/TS 16949:2009. All organizations should transition to the new standard in accordance with their normal audit cycle/allowable timing requirements. Transitioning on a special audit or a transfer audit is not allowed. The duration of the transition audit will be equivalent to a recertification audit. 
**Download the IATF 16949 & ISO 9001:2015 Correlation Matrix**   


We have years of experience working for automotive parts manufacturers and heat treating providers. Because we have sat at both ends of the audit table. We know first hand what it takes from a company level to implement and maintain the core functions of IATF 16949, and many other VDA or AIAG automotive requirements. From an auditor point of view, we know exactly what the auditors will be looking for and what you can expect them to find. We will work hand and hand with your staff to identify any problems and risks within your production processes, as well as throughout your supply chain. We will then design a plan to eliminate any problem areas, and guide you on developing and implementing any corrective and preventive measures. 

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