IATF 16949:2016

The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) published a new international standard in October 2016; IATF 16949:2016, to replace ISO/TS 16949:2009. This standard defines the requirements for a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry, including automotive production, service and/or accessory parts organizations. It is aligned with and refers to the most recent version of ISO’s quality management systems standard; ISO 9001:2015.

Key changes to the standard include:

  • The new automotive standard is based on ISO 9001:2015 and incorporates of some of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) to reduce the complexity and number of CSRs for suppliers to implement and for CBs to audit
  • Inclusion of requirements for safety-related parts and processes
  • Enhancement of product traceability requirements
  • Inclusion of requirements for products with embedded software
  • Inclusion of a warranty management process addressing no trouble found (NTF) and the use of automotive industry guidance
  • Clarification of sub-tier supplier management and development requirements
  • Addition of corporate responsibility requirements
  • Adoption of Annex SL High Level Structure, the same structure used when developing ISO 9001:2015

ISO/TS 16949 was developed in 1999 by the IATF in conjunction with the ISO quality management technical committee ISO/TC 176. It is now one of the most widely used international standards in the automotive industry, aiming to harmonize the different assessment and certification systems in the global automotive supply chain.


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This course is designed to give you an understanding of the aims and requirements of IATF 16949:2016 and its application. It covers quality management systems and a brief introduction to the core automotive tools; SPC, FMEA, APQP, PPAP and MSA.
This course focuses on the auditing tools and techniques required to conduct internal audits in the automotive supply chain. It is beneficial to complete the one day Introduction to IATF 16949 course prior to attending this course to ensure the delegates have a complete understanding of the IATF 16949 standard.
This course has been designed and developed specifically for those involved in auditing within the automotive industry supply chain and to the requirements of IATF 16949
8D problem solving is an 8 step process for to investigate and identify the root cause of a concern, identify robust solutions to stop re-occurrence.
This course covers an introduction to IATF 16949 and the application of the automotive core tools: APQP PPAP FMEA Control Plan MSA SPC
This course covers the needs and expectations of failure mode and effect analysis; FMEA in line within the requirements of IATF 16949. Both process and design fmea's are covered. Using a case study or the organisations real products and processes the delegate can work through constructing a FMEA.
This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the principles of statistical process control (SPC) and the tools and techniques for completing a Individuals and Moving Range Study (IMR or XMR). SPC is one of the core tools of IATF 16949