Prepare for IATF 16949® Certification

To be registered to the IATF 16949® standard, your company must be audited by an external certification body. Before that takes place, you want to do everything necessary to ensure you are prepared. SimpleQuE believes in a simple, customized approach that begins with a gap analysis, then defines an action plan to prepare you for certification, and more importantly, a maintainable management system. SimpleQuE’s consultants will work with you, using our collective experience and expertise along with tools and processes to prepare you for the certification process.

Our IATF 16949® Gap Analysis identifies what needs to be implemented or changed based on the extent to which a company already complies with its current systems. The gap assessment then serves as an action plan, listing each task to be completed. A valuable project management tool, it allows the company to assess its own timing expectations based on the resources available. The gap analysis can also serve as a pre-assessment tool or readiness audit, enabling our ISO 9001 consultants to coach and consult when problems are found.

Our Auditors can conduct a full IATF 16949® internal audit, evaluating every aspect of your business: every function, every process, every product or service. SimpleQuE’s team of experts has experience from all sides, including IATF® auditing for certification bodies to prepare you for your eventual IATF 16949® certification audit.

Our Customized On-Site Training from IATF 16949® Implementation and Requirements Training to IATF 16949® Internal Auditor Training are designed to meet the specific needs of an organization. IATF 16949® Internal Auditor with the Process Audit Approach fulfills the requirements for competent, knowledgeable, and well-trained internal auditors, including hands-on practice auditing.

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Benefits of IATF 16949® Certification

Having IATF 16949® Certification provides your company with a variety of benefits. When properly implemented, it creates a more efficient, effective operation for a company while it improves employee awareness and motivation, and increases customer satisfaction.

Here are some additional reasons to get certified:

  • Meet Client Requirements – More and more customers are demanding that their suppliers be certified. If your business doesn’t meet this criteria you could be losing out on sales.
  • Improve Customer Satisfaction – improving satisfaction improves your chances of repeat business.
  • Increase Revenue – Studies show that certified organizations are paid 7% more on average, have better sales growth and an improved ROA. (source:
  • Reduce Waste – By establishing the rigor of a Quality Management System, you can reduce inefficiency and make the most of your business’ time and resources.
  • Qualify as an automotive industry supplier – certification demonstrates that you are able to provide high-quality products with no defects and inspires trust that you will deliver what is promised.
  • Monitor Brand Image – Maintaining quality in your organization minimizes the chance of a slip-up or error that could hurt your reputation.
  • Engagement and process ownership – more engaged employees are motivated to manage and improve their processes and that’s good for corporate culture.
  • Manage Risk – By adopting these standards, you will learn how to best identify and mitigate threats to your business model.

Most importantly, as your company grows, becoming certified will be vital to fostering continued success in the future.

Helping Janesville Get Certified

“We would highly recommend SimpleQuE to any company that is embarking on or wishing to maintain IATF certification. The transition period from ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949 was a bit overwhelming and confusing. SimpleQuE helped ease the pressure of the transition period by clarifying and assisting in the implementation of the new Standard’s requirements.” – Wanda Miller, Corporate Quality Manager – Janesville Acoustics, a Division of Jason Industries

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Whether you have a management system in place or are just developing one, understanding the requirements and having an experienced consultant or auditor by your side is key. Our team members have third-party auditing experience, industry-related work experience, and firsthand knowledge of what is required to pass a certification assessment and maintain certification.

The experts at simpleQuE can keep you on track with their simple, customized approach – “Quality Excellence Made Simple”.

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