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MAQMSR (Minimum Automotive QMS Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers) Audit Checklist


This Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirement for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) audit checklist is based on sections of IATF 16949 selected for supplier QMS development. The checklist is intended to be used as a tool to identify compliance with the selected requirements. (Refer to IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretation 8 which indicates that the minimum acceptable level of QMS development may be certification to ISO 9001 through third-party audits, if authorized by the customer. The next step is certification to ISO 9001 in addition to compliance to MAQMSR through second-party audits.)

The checklist also includes the Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) as further clarification and guidance.  The second sheet in the workbook is a helpful reference tool which lists the clauses where documented information and/or records are referenced and required.

The utilization of this checklist, when populated with objective evidence of compliance and non-compliance, will demonstrate you have audited to the MAQMSR requirements.  Then a second-party auditing firm like simpleQuE can perform a compliance audit.

It is intentional that this checklist has no page numbers.  From a process audit approach you may wish to rearrange clauses from this checklist to group them based on your own QMS processes to demonstrate a process approach.  The process audit approach doesn’t tie questions to just a single clause of the standard.  The best approach is to group questions from different clauses of the standards against the QMS processes you’ve defined (whatever names you call them).  When using this checklist you can determine where these requirements apply to your specific processes and process approach. (Note – refer to ISO 9001:2015 Section 0.3 for further guidance on the process approach.)

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