IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management

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Demonstrate your commitment to quality products and services throughout the supply chain with IATF 16949:2016, the internationally-recognized automotive quality management system standard.

Based on ISO 9001:2015, this global technical specification and quality management standard 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 quality management system.

The IATF 16949:2016 Dilemma

Combining the standards from both Europe and the US, IATF 16949:2016 outlines best practices when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing, or servicing automotive products.

But be forewarned, complying with this standard is no walk in the park. The requirements mandated by the automotive industry go far beyond ISO 9001:2015, and wrapping your head around these requirements without assistance from experts could leave you at a significant disadvantage, and a very costly one.

From our rich experience, we have seen clients, prior to working with us, nearly complete implementation based on a misinterpretation of the standard. There are many opportunities to over or under address requirements, and with this standard just recently put in place, many registrars are still really learning how to apply it properly. To go it alone and implement IATF 16949:2016 as an organization could cost your valuable time and money.

Benefits of IATF 16949:2016

Complying with IATF 16949:2016 and establishing a true business management system will not only gain you recognition as a world-class automotive supplier, it promises higher quality and continuous improvement at the core of your organization. Taking these steps to comply with this international quality standard, applying more risk-based thinking as a result, and setting up a user-friendly system will also help you increase involvement of not only your leadership, but the company as a whole.

IATF 16949:2016 Consulting, Implementation & Certification

Whether you are just in the initial research phase of IATF 16949:2016 compliance, you’ve already begun implementing the standard, or you are interested in becoming certified, we highly recommend working with an ardent professional. Demonstrate your commitment to quality and reap the benefits of a premium automotive quality management system by working with Quality BMS today.