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Critical Concepts to Know About the New IATF 16949® Control Plan Reference Manual

June 17, 2024

A Summary of 4 major areas of impact in the new IATF 16949® Control Plan Reference Manual The new Control Plan Reference Manual was developed and released by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in March 2024.  Issuance as a standalone reference manual emphasizes the importance of the control plan as a critical core tool…

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An executive overview of IATF 16949

IATF 16949® A Video Introduction and Executive Overview

May 8, 2024

Getting started with IATF 16949® – A video overview An executive brief on what an organization needs to know and what to expect when implementing IATF 16949®. In this video by simpleQuE’s automotive QMS expert, Bob Dornhecker, IATF 16949® implementation is discussed, including organizational involvement, responsibilities and some of the obstacles that may need to…

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The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF, AIAG, and OEMs

The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF®, AIAG and OEMs

March 27, 2024

The Latest Updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs As many changes are occurring in the automotive quality industry, especially due to the effects of supply disruptions, we’ve summarized the latest updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs that will impact IATF 16949® certified automotive suppliers. Our automotive experts will be sharing their insights on these changes…

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The New APQP and Control Plan Core Tools are published!

March 15, 2024

The 3rd edition APQP and 1st edition Control Plan Core Tools manuals are published by AIAG  The new Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Control Plan enhanced core tools are now available with all standard languages published at the same time. What was once a manual that included both APQP and Control Plan are now…

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The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and Its Impact on Other EMS and QMS Standards

February 20, 2024

Delayed Progress: The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and its Impact on Other IATF, AS, EMS and QMS Standards ISO 9001, a cornerstone of Quality Management System (QMS) frameworks globally, was slated for its regular five-year review in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, all ISO standards went through a systematic review…

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IATF 16949® QMS Major and Minor Nonconformances and Common Root Causes

December 14, 2023

IATF 16949® QMS Major and Minor Nonconformances A review of the latest global nonconformance data from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®) shows the areas where the top IATF 16949® audit findings occur.  As the simpleQuE infographic shows, the top three Major Nonconformances, are: 10.2.3   Problem solving  (9.93%) (video) 10.2.1    Nonconformity and corrective action …

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Highlights From the 2023 AIAG Quality Summit Including IATF 16949® Updates

November 30, 2023

IATF 16949® Updates from the 2023 AIAG Quality Summit Every year, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) holds their Quality Summit which includes IATF 16949® and other important updates. SimpleQuE’s automotive consultant, Mark Dodson, attended and shares key takeaways that will impact automotive suppliers.  A question on everyone’s minds is – When will the IATF…

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simpleQuE infographic showing the latest number of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world

SimpleQuE Infographic With IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide As Of August 2023

November 14, 2023

IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide  Our creative design team has turned the latest numbers of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world into a colorful simpleQuE infographic. The Asian countries take the lead with 70,828 sites followed by Europe with 11,144 IATF 16949® sites.  The Americas total 7,694 with the United States taking…

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Ford Issues IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023

August 23, 2023

Ford’s IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023 – Impacts Suppliers Ford has revised their IATF 16949 customer specific requirements effective July 1, 2023.  The revisions include: Clarification added for Safe Launch Control Plans-section 8.3.2.1 Update reference to eCAR-section 7.1.3.1 Updates for Gauge R&R Requirements-section 7.1.5.1.1 Clarification on Bulk Material Requirements for FMEA software-section…

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How the Latest GM IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Impacts Suppliers as of August 31, 2023

August 23, 2023

General Motors (GM) revised their IATF 16949:2016 Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) August 15, 2023 The latest GM CSR revision is effective August 31, 2023 includes the following: Section 1.2 IATF 16949:2016 Deviations (Waivers) Replaced the GM 1927 71 Quad Report with GM 1927 70 SQ IATF 16949® Certification Waiver Section 9.1.2.1 NBH Updated verbiage Section…

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