5 Things you should know about IATF 16949 2016

5 Things you should know about IATF 16949 2016

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5 Things you should know about IATF 16949 2016

First, the standard IATF 16949 is the most widely used automotive standard in the world.

Second, this version is based on six big principles:

  • Continuous improvement
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Leadership and personeel commitment
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Risk management

Third, the standard IATF 16949 is perfectly aligned with the standard ISO 9001 version 2015.

Fourth, the six biggest changes in this new version are:

  • Product safety
  • Production viability
  • Pieces development with integrated software
  • Risk management focus
  • Internal auditors competences
  • Warranty management

Fifth, if your company was certified in TS 16949:2008, then you have until the 14 of September of 2018 to complete your transition. We recommend you to follow these steps:

  1. Give training to your employees about the new version of the standard.
  2. Do a Gap Analysis to find differences between your Quality Management System and the new standard.
  3. Based on the Gap Analysis, generate a Corrective Plan.
  4. Schedule your certification audit.

STRATEGA is more than happy to help your company implementing or transitioning to IATF 16949:2016.

Enrique Gonzalez 


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