Top 10 IATF 16949® Minor Nonconformances

IATF 16949® Minor Audit Findings Graphic Chart Top 10 IATF 16949® Minor Audit Findings

SimpleQuE’s infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949® minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF® Certification Bodies from January – October 2020. Control plan 9666 Manufacturing process design output 9622    Total productive maintenance 9307
8.5.1    Control of production and service provision (ISO) 9016    Contingency plans 8847
10.2.3   Problem-solving 7998    Standardized work 7374    Verification of job setups 7200    Special characteristics 7060    Measurement systems analysis 6648


What Is A Minor Nonconformity?

A minor nonconformity is considered a failure to comply with IATF 16949® (based on judgment and experience), which is not likely to result in the failure of the QMS or to reduce its ability to ensure controlled processes or products.

A nonconformity occurs when there is a failure to meet a requirement as indicated by one or more of the following:

  • A customer
  • The ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949® standard
  • A statutory or regulatory body
  • Your company

A majority of the minor findings fall under the Operations section with clauses Control Plan, Manufacturing process design output, and Total productive maintenance in the top three.  If your QMS (quality management system) is weak in those areas, review these clauses so you can be sure there are no gaps in your controls.  (Refer to the IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management System Standard and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for full clauses.) To address the top issues that trouble automotive suppliers, read our blog Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings and How to Address Them in the QMS

IATF 16949® Consultants

If you’re not sure your system is up-to-speed, simpleQuE offers certification readiness audits that are performed prior to a surveillance or initial Certification Body (CB) audit to be sure that your quality management system and team are ready. In addition, 2nd party internal audits can be conducted by our experts to be sure your system is maintained to these standards.  Contact our IATF 16949® consultants for information about our services and on-site customized training classes for Root Cause Analysis and Problem SolvingProcess OwnershipCore Tools, and more.

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