IATF 16949® Quality News & Updates

The latest news and updates from simpleQuE’s automotive industry experts for IATF 16949® companies seeking to implement or improve their Automotive Quality Management Systems.

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SimpleQuE Consultant Spotlight Bob Dornhecker

The simpleQuE Spotlight is on Bob Dornhecker, ISO and IATF 16949® Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

February 28, 2023

In the spotlight is Bob Dornhecker, simpleQuE’s IATF 16949® consultant and automotive quality management system (QMS) expert. Bob enjoys sharing his industry knowledge and is a contributing writer for our blogs on a range of topics from automotive industry trends, to implementing IATF 16949® certification, to maintaining IATF® certification. With over 35 years of combined experience…

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Shift to Electric Vehicles Triggers Biggest Auto-Factory Building Boom in Decades

January 24, 2023

Electric Vehicles are stimulating the automotive industry The U.S. auto industry is entering one of its biggest factory-building booms in years, a surge of spending largely driven by the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and new federal subsidies aimed at boosting U.S. battery manufacturing.  Through November 2022, about $33 billion in new auto-factory investment has…

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Will Automakers Require IATF 16949® Certification for Electric Vehicle Suppliers?

January 13, 2023

Electric Vehicle (EV) suppliers and IATF 16949® certification Electric Vehicles are accelerating change within the automotive supply chain and beyond, bringing opportunities, as well as challenges. As we watch the automotive industry transition from vehicle mobility based upon a fossil fuel powertrain to mobility based upon a stored energy powertrain, the impact to the automotive…

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Understanding the IATF Updates by Bob Dornhecker

Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions 9 and 10 Released by IATF®

January 5, 2023

The IATF® recently released Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 9-10 FAQ 9 This FAQ released on December 15, 2022, provides guidance and insight on Rules 5th Edition SI 26 that was released earlier in 2022.  As a reminder, Sanctioned Interpretation (SI) 26 is a risk-based scheduling and audit approach required to be applied by…

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General Motors Revises IATF 16949® Customer Specific Requirements Effective 1/1/23

December 29, 2022

General Motors IATF 16949® Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) revision dated December 22, 2022 General Motors (GM) has recently revised their customer specific requirements.  The latest revision is effective January 1, 2023. General Motors Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – January 2023 The revisions include the following: 3.3.1 Throughout the document: replaced: Risk Priority Number (RPN)…

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Congratulations to Rhinestahl AMG, Filtech, KTH Leesburg and KTH Parts on Achieving QMS Certification!

December 27, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001, AS9100 and IATF 16949® Certification! The road to certification is not an easy one, but these simpleQuE clients, who provide a range of products and services, recognized the value of implementing and maintaining a robust quality management system.  Rhinestahl AMG – (Mason, OH) – AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certification through…

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IATF 16949® Top 10 Major and Minor Nonconformances in 2022

December 5, 2022

Top 10 Major and Minor IATF 16949® Audit Nonconformances in 2022 This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949® major and minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF® Certification Bodies from January – August 2022.  As in previous years, Problem Solving and Corrective Action, which are foundational elements of any quality management system (QMS), are at the…

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Distribution of the IATF 16949 certified sites worldwide

The Future of Automotive Quality – Highlights From the 2022 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates

November 9, 2022

The Future of Automotive Quality   In October, simpleQuE’s automotive consultant, Mark Dodson, attended the AIAG Quality Summit and shared the key takeaways from the conference, including the number of IATF 16949® certified sites worldwide (see the infographic above). The top countries are China, India, S. Korea, USA and Germany.  The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)…

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Risk-Based Thinking and the IATF 16949® Requirements Related to Risk

October 27, 2022

  “Risk-based thinking” and the IATF 16949® and ISO 9001  requirements related to risk IATF 16949:2016 is based on ISO 9001:2015, so the quality management system standard is a good place to start.  Although it is not one of the seven quality management principles that provide the foundation for the standard, ISO 9001:2015 embraces the…

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Customer Scorecards and the Supplier Performance Initiative (SPI) to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

September 8, 2022

What is Customer Satisfaction and how is it effectively monitored? One of the main reasons to adopt a quality management system (QMS) standard such as ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 is for an organization “to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system…” (from the scope of ISO 9001:2015).  The term “customer satisfaction”…

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