The Evolution of IATF 16949®

Infographic of The Evolution of IATF 16949®

The Road from ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949®

The automotive quality management standard has come a long way since its inception in 1994. Take a look at simpleQuE’s infographic to learn about the development of the standard, and its 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.

Process-Oriented QMS

The most recent version, IATF 16949:2016 emphasizes the development of a process-oriented QMS (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. Read our article for more information – What You Should Know When Preparing for IATF 16949® Certification.




IATF® Experts a Click Away

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 which 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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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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