Posts Tagged ‘IATF’

November 2018 Automotive News

Automotive quality

November 2018 Automotive News 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…

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IATF 16949 Certification – The Automotive Quality Standard

IATF 16949 - The Automotive Industry Standard

IATF 16949 is the global quality standard recognized by the automotive industry. IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements (QMS) for the design and development, production assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products including products with embedded software. The focus of this standard and IATF16949 certification is the development of a QMS that provides for…

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Congratulations on Successful Certification!

AeroDyne WorldWide – AS9120B Allied Motion – ISO 14001:2015 American Micro Industries, Inc. – IATF 16949:2016 and AS9100D Arrowhead Industries Corp. – IATF 16949:2016 Asahi Forge of America Corp. – ISO 9001:2015 Batesville Products, Inc. – ISO 9001:2015 BHC (Brulin Holding Company) – ISO 9001:2015 FireCraft Safety Products– ISO 9001:2015 Harvard Steel Sales/Harvard Coil Processing…

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IATF 16949 Transition Strategy and Requirements Update

The International Automotive Task Force just released Revision 5 of the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy and Requirements. This revision of the Transition Strategy document incorporates a new FAQ no. 20 that clarifies questions for those situations where a previously certified IATF 16949 organization has to start over with an initial certification audit to IATF 16949.…

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When Should You Hire a Quality Management System Consultant?

Whether your company is in the manufacturing or service industry, if you were considering implementing a new accounting or software system, which was completely outside of your staff’s expertise, wouldn’t you consider contracting with someone considered an expert in that particular area? The same principle applies when it comes to ISO, AS or IATF certification.…

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Not ready for IATF Certification? MAQMSR May Be an Option

For automotive suppliers who are having a difficult time meeting the requirements of the new IATF 16949 quality standard, Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) may be an option you want to consider in conjunction with ISO 9001 certification.  With initial audit results coming in from certification bodies, it is evident…

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The 7 Major Components of IATF 16949

  IATF 16949:2016 defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, the assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products including products with embedded software. The focus of this automotive standard is the development of a QMS that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of…

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The Time Is Now – Preparing for a Successful IATF 16949 Transition

The transition to IATF 16949 has been a rough one according to industry experts.  More than 68,000 organizations certified to IATF 16949:2009 (and 6,382 companies in the US) will need to undergo a transition audit to IATF 16949:2016. As of April 2017, 181 upgrade audits had been completed, resulting in an average of 5.3 nonconformities…

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