Maintaining Your IATF 16949 Quality Management System

Now that your company has been certified, it’s imperative that you maintain your IATF 16949 Quality Management System through ongoing audits, continual process improvements, supply chain risk management and development, and training courses. SimpleQuE can provide the assistance you need to ensure that your certification continues to meet the IATF standard and Customer Specific Requirements.

Having simpleQuE perform your internal audits will result in increased profits, operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, and improved results with your certification body audits. And with simpleQuE’s consulting services, you will have a quality management system in place that ensures you maintain your IATF certification.

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Continual Improvement for IATF 16949

Ongoing auditing and evaluation, both of internal operations and external resources, are essential to maintain your certification, ensure customer satisfaction and remain in compliance with all IATF requirements. The following highlights the components of simpleQuE’s continual improvement process monitoring and measuring.

  • Internal Audit—Our team will work with you to conduct the periodic internal audits required to maintain your IATF 16949 certification.
  • Training— Internal Auditor Training with the Process Audit Approach course fulfills the requirements for competent, knowledgeable and effective internal auditors and includes hands-on development of key processes, audit planning, and hands-on auditing exercises. Our courses can include training on AIAG core tools for auditors.
  • Supplier Risk Management — A supply chain audit measures the performance and reliability of your suppliers, external providers, and outsourced processes, driving supplier development, and allows you to resolve both supplier quality and internal issues more effectively to maintain an efficient quality management system. SimpleQuE can also perform compliance audits to MAQMSR or IATF of your suppliers using IATF certified auditors.

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

The simpleQuE Advantage

Whether you have a management system in place or are just developing one, understanding the requirements and having an experienced consultant 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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