The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF®, AIAG and OEMs
The Latest Updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs
As many changes are occurring in the automotive quality industry, especially due to the effects of supply disruptions, we’ve summarized the latest updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs that will impact IATF 16949® certified automotive suppliers. Our automotive experts will be sharing their insights on these changes in our blog.
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IATF®(International Automotive Task Force) 2023 Updates
Rules 6 will be out later in 2023. This guide establishes the rules for achieving and maintaining IATF® recognition and will include best practices. One of the significant changes being considered is performance and risk-based audit days instead of the current method, which is based on employee count.
Work on IATF 16949® 2nd edition has been pushed out to 2023, with release anticipated for the 2nd half of 2024. (Historically companies have been given 3 years to upgrade to the new standard after it is published.) It will incorporate the Sanctioned Interpretations and possibly incorporate universal CSRs if all 10 member manufacturers can consolidate them. The committee will also look at the digitalization of the QMS and its benefits. Learn more about what is being considered in our blog – Electrify Your QMS! – Highlights from the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates
The IATF Complaint Management System (IATF CMS) was launched on March 31, 2022. It is an online tool that provides a standard template and approach for the submission and management of performance complaints against IATF 16949® certified companies. The workflow process requires the customer, certification body to the supplier and the supplier to be engaged in resolving the performance issue.
New Sanctioned Interpretations and FAQs
- Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #1-31 – issued in April 2023, effective August 1, 2023
- SI #32 was added and is related to 513 Certification and certificate issuance. The Unique Site Identifier (USI) must be included on IATF 16949 certificates issued from Aug. 1, 2023
- Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs ) #1-10 – issued in December 2022
- FAQs #9 and #10 were added and FAQs #2 and #3 were withdrawn (Learn more about FAQs 9 and 10 in our blog)
- IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) – issued in May 2022, effective June 2022
- SI #23 applies to 22.214.171.124 (Conformance of products and processes) – adding conformance to material requirements.
- SI #24 relates to Annex A.1 (Phases of the Control Plan) to add a Note for highly automated processes
- SI #25 refers to Annex A.2 (Elements of the Control Plan)
- IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – revised and issued in May 2022
- FAQ #29 is related to 126.96.36.199 (Contingency Plans) and answers the question, “What are the key steps for developing effective contingency plans?”
IATF® 7th Revision of COVID-19 Measures
Effective February 1, 2022, the 7th Revision of the IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 document incorporates the following updates:
- Revised requirements to add time for remote audits
- New requirements added to clarify that the certification decisions shall be made prior to the original expiration date of the existing certificate
- New requirement added to clarify when to cancel certificates that were granted a global six (6) months extension
- Clarified applicability of audit days reduction associated with a Letter of Conformance after a remote initial audit
- Clarified that Stage 1 is a Readiness Review
- Added new FAQ 12
- Clarified in Annex A which topics are for the opening meeting agenda of remotely conducted audits
- Requirements previously contained within Revision 4 have been moved to a linked separate document for historical reference.
A little background: IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 was initially released in March 2020, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases around the world, and the IATF® is allowing remote auditing for organizations/sites that are directly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, and where it is demonstrably evident that a regular onsite audit will not be possible. A Remote Auditing section was added, including audit day calculation audit planning and conducting the remote audit. The Annex A IATF Remote Audit Requirements was also incorporated. Download the 7th revision of the document for all revisions and updates which are highlighted in red.
Note that: the IATF® requires that audits due from January 1, 2021 forward be conducted onsite or remotely and the certification body can no longer apply the conditions and waivers described in the previous revisions of this document. Special conditions do apply if the organization is not operating or not manufacturing automotive products when the audit is due. Check with your Certification Body if you have questions about your audit details.
You can receive all of the IATF® updates by signing up for their emails at www.iatfglobaloversight.org.
AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) Updates
AIAG is offering a free publication – the 2022 Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain, (along with the revised Guiding Principles, which addresses the latest trends and industry expectations for supply chain sustainability.) Click here to download these updated documents.
AIAG has created two video series as free resources to help with understanding CQI-11 and CQI-12 assessments
- CQI-12 videos– 6 short videos for the various Coating System Assessment sections
- CQI-11 videos – 6 short videos for the various Plating System Assessment sections
CQI-14 4th edition was released in April 2022. This revision recognizes the changing vehicle architecture and will help address reduced warranty incidences with more complex vehicle integrations through updated warranty management and effective field claim problem-solving.
The new CQI-30 was released on September 2022. CQI-30 Special Process: Rubber Processing System Assessment – Mixing & Molding provides a common approach to a rubber mixing and molding management system for automotive production and service part organizations.
Read more in our blog – Electrify Your QMS! – Highlights from the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates
New OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) 2021-2023 Requirements
BMW Group, Stellantis (FCA, PSA), Ford, GM and Groupe Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Geely Group, Volkswagon Group
- Geely Group has issued Quick Reference Guides and for IATF 16949:2016 – February and March 2023
- General Motors Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – January 2023
- IVECO Group Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – May 9, 2022
- Mercedes-Benz AG Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – February 2022
Mercedes-Benz Special Terms 2020
- Volkswagen Group – Customer Specific Requirements – March 2022
- Ford Motor Company Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – Effective January 2022
- Geely Group Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – September 2021
- BMW Group Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – April 2021
- Stellantis has updated the FCA and PSA Quick Reference Guides and Screen Images – July 2021
- Groupe PSA Customer Specific Requirements for use with IATF 16949:2016 – Effective June 2021
- FCA EMEA/LATAM Regions Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – March 15, 2021
- FCA US LLC Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – 5 August 2020
- FCA US LLC Customer Specific Requirements for PPAP 4th Edition and Service PPAP 1st Edition – October 17, 2016
- Groupe Renault Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – Effective 17 December 2020 (2nd Edition)
- Groupe Renault 2020 CSR Change History
- Ford Motor Company Customer Specifics for PPAP 4th Edition – effective 01 Nov 2020
See the entire list of OEM Quick Reference Guides.
One last reminder – if your company is struggling to get an internal audit scheduled this year, consider outsourcing it to simpleQuE. Our audits (remote or on-site) can keep you (and even your suppliers) on track.
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