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

  1. Clarification added for Safe Launch Control Plans-section
  2. Update reference to eCAR-section
  3. Updates for Gauge R&R Requirements-section
  4. Clarification on Bulk Material Requirements for FMEA software-section
  5. Administrative update to correct nomenclature of AIAG & VDA FMEA-section

Ford supplier focus:

As a takeaway from these updates:

  1. Safe launch extensions based upon concerns-2 weeks post PCA.
  2. Capacity reporting via the Ford eCAR format.
  3. Gauge R&R as a percent of tolerance < 10% is acceptable (the parts used for the Gauge R&R study must be representative of a production run with all known sources of variation).
  4. If Gauge R&R as a percent of tolerance is greater than or equal to 10%, but less than or equal to 30%, contact the STA site engineer to determine if the Gauge R&R is acceptable.
  5. If Gauge R&R as a percent of tolerance > 30%, it is unacceptable, and the organization shall implement containment actions and a corrective action plan to improve measurement capability until the Gauge R&R requirements are met.
  6. Required calculations and requirements criteria for one sided tolerance measurement systems.
  7. Bulk material suppliers continue using criteria in PPAP 4th

Certification Body focus:

These changes took effect July 1, 2023 and the CB auditor will be required to audit to these changes when assessing the QMS of a supplier that supplies a Ford manufacturing site. 

Note: These requirements also apply to a lower tier supplier that is direct shipping to a Ford manufacturing site.

Need assistance in conducting the Gage R&R?  SimpleQuE has experienced consulting resources available to help your organization perform the Ford required Gauge R&R.  Contact us to learn more.

This insight is provided by simpleQuE consultant and auditor, Bob Dornhecker.  With over 35 years of combined experience in auditing, manufacturing and certification, Bob has an extensive quality background.  Additionally, he has taught and facilitated many quality related training classes for clients and has provided support to companies securing their own ISO/Quality Management Systems certifications.  He also conducts ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® 2nd and 3rd party audits.

SimpleQuE is not associated with the IATF®, IAOB, ANAB®, IAQG®, and is not a certification body. SimpleQuE is an independent consulting, training, and second-party auditing service provider that assists a company on a path for the company to obtain and maintain certification through accredited certification bodies.

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