In November, Cherie Reiche of the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) announced that the release of the revised Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual has been pushed out to the end of 1st or early 2nd quarter 2019. This AIAG and VDA-QMC collaboration will eventually revise all of the core tools.
Also this month, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has approved two additional Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs 14 and 15) related to IATF 16949:2016, deleted two previously released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs 10 and 18), and approved a new Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs 6 and 7). The approved SIs for IATF 16949:2016 are related to sections 3.1 and 126.96.36.199; these are effective January 2019. Deleted FAQ 10, 188.8.131.52.1 related to embedded software is obsolete due to SI 15; deleted FAQ 18, 184.108.40.206 related to quality management system audits is obsolete due to SI 14. The approved SIs for Rules 5th Edition are related to section 4.5 and section 1.0, which are effective on 12 November 2018. (SIs alter the existing published requirements of the IATF 16949:2016 standard and Rules 5th Edition. Frequently Asked Questions clarify an existing requirement.)