The Evolution of IATF 16949

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Follow the evolution of IATF 16949. The automotive quality management standard has come a long way since it’s inception in 1994. Take a look at simpleQuE’s infographic to learn about the development of the standard, and it’s progression from QS-9000, to ISO/TS 16949, to IATF 16949.

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) created ISO/TS 16949 to harmonize the different assessment and certification systems worldwide in the automotive supply chain.  Other revisions were created as necessary for either automotive sector enhancements or ISO 9001 revisions.  ISO/TS 16949 introduced a common set of techniques and methods for common product and process development for automotive manufacturing worldwide.

The most recent version, IATF 16949:2016 emphasizes the development of a process oriented quality management system that provides for continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The goal is to meet customer requirements efficiently and effectively. 

If you’re searching for an IATF 16949:2016 consultant, our team at simpleQuE is well positioned to support your IATF 16949 and MAQMSR consulting (Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements), certification, maintenance, training and internal auditing needs. Our consultants are qualified, certified, competent and are experts on the automotive standards, customer specific requirements, and AIAG or VDA core tools. In addition, many are current or former 3rd party auditors who bring valuable insight because of the knowledge gained from auditing for certification bodies.

SimpleQuE also offers a full line-up of IATF 16949 training courses which includes AIAG and VDA Core Tools, Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving, Requirements and Implementation.  With IATF also putting a major focus on internal auditor competency, it is essential to have IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training. Our IATF 16949 auditor training utilizes the process audit approach. Contact us to learn more about the customized services offered to match your certification and training needs.

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