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The IATF 16949 is an a technical specification widely accepted for the development of a quality management system for Automotive Sector that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. It is based on the ISO 9001 standard and the first edition was published in March 2002 as ISO/TS16949. It was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in conjunction with the "Technical Committee" of International Organization for Standardization. It harmonizes the several automotive specific regulations of Quality-Management-Systems.

The process-oriented approach to business processes that is addressed in the ISO 9001:2015 stands at the forefront of IATF 16949. It looks at the business processes in a process environment in which there are linkages and interactions between processes  that need to be recognized, mapped and controlled by the quality management system. Additionally the gateways to the exterior (to sub-suppliers, customers and to remote locations) are defined. The Standard distinguishes between customer-oriented processes, supporting processes and management processes. This process-oriented approach is meant to improve the understanding of the whole process. The standard emphasizes on the importance of identifying and managing the integration between multiple processes that exist in the business process that affect the quality performance of a firm. A key requirement of IATF 16949 is the fulfillment of customer-specific requirements, set up by the automobile manufacturer in addition to the quality management system of their suppliers. This may have decisively contributed to the worldwide recognition of the standard by many manufacturers. All OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) have accepted IATF 16949 as the QMS standard.

Customer Specific Requirements

Customer-specific requirements are a component of IATF 16949 that cannot be ignored. In fact, customer-specific requirements are more important in IATF 16949:2016 than they were in previous standards.

 Why using BDSi?

BDSI has been assisting organizations around the world to achieve ISO 9001 certifications for over 20 years and has over 32 years of hands on experience in consulting, developing, training, implementing, auditing and improving Quality/Business Management Systems. Our consultants and trainers are well known in the industry for designing and implementing a QMS that will produce sustainable improvement to bottom line.

IATF 16949:2016 Series Training

    • IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor
    • IATF 16949:2016 Internal Lead Auditor
    • Role of Top Management (Executive Overview)
    • Understanding and Implementing IATF I6949
    •  Integrating IATF, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001


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