Documented Information

Free - "Where Documented Information Appears In
IATF 16949® and ISO 9001"

This document is a guide to where documents and records are required and provides clarity on IATF 16949® and ISO 9001 requirements and the term "documented information".


When preparing to implement an IATF 16949® quality management system (QMS), this document indicates where the term “documented information” occurs in each section of the IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 standards. 

When it states “maintain documented information”, this is equivalent to having a procedure or being documented somewhere.  Where it indicates “retain documented information”, there needs to be some type of record. 

Use this helpful resource to identify what documents and records must exist per the IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 requirements.



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