IATF 16949:2016 is the international quality management standard specifically intended for organizations in the automotive industry supply community. It is for organizations that produce and deliver parts, sub-assemblies, process materials, and certain other products and services to OEM manufacturing locations.
IATF 16949:2016 actually consists of ISO 9001 (2008), word for word - plus a large number of automotive industry specific requirements. There are approximately 1,039 separate and specific requirements in the basic IATF 16949:2016 Standard.
Since "meeting customer needs" is one of the (many) definitions of quality, IATF 16949:2016 is often called a "quality system" or a "quality management" system. But the rules, referred to as "requirements," go beyond "quality" matters as they are traditionally understood. The requirements fall roughly into four types:
Almost exclusively, the organizations that implement ISO/TS 16949 management systems do so because they are compelled to by key customers. Tier 1 automotive suppliers must, by definition, by ISO/TS 16949 registered. They in turn frequently compel their key suppliers to do likewise. Any organization not under this sort of mandate would be wise to implement ISO 9000 instead.
We conduct a 360 degree appraisal of current systems and operations of your organization to identify gaps in current management system versus requirement of the particular ISO standard. On the basis of gap analysis, implementation plan is prepared.
We provide one of the most complete suite of training for various ISO standards covering awareness training, documentation training, implementation training, internal auditor training. Conducting of IATF 16949:2016 Core tools are:
Organizations should implement actions necessary to achieve planned results and continual improvement of the processes.
Often process owners do not have detailed remedies in place to address the failure to meet measurable quality objectives. Even when the objectives are met, there is often no continual improvement project triggered to raise performance beyond the stated goals of the process.
We ensure that internal audit is conducted by your team under our supervision for the first time or else we can conduct the internal audit for your organization. We make sure that the internal audit process becomes value adding activity and not just routine process.
Pre assessment audit is conducted by our organization to ensure that the ISO implementation is effective and all the required level of compliance is achieved. Our pre assessment audit is a tool that provides confidence to the organization to go for the certification audit. We also assist the organization in closing the findings of the pre assessment audit with effective correction and corrective action.
Our expert ISO consultants will provide you input and on site assistance if required to create the required level of comfort and confidence for your organization by being on site with you and your team at the time of audit. We make sure that the stage 1 and stage 2 audit processes get completed easily and smoothly. If required we provide post audit assistance to complete the audit formalities and ensure that you receive the ISO certificate in time.
Our ISO consultants provide unique, effective, easy to understand, easy to implement and quick ISO implementation solutions so that the ISO certification process does not become a resource drain but rather resource enhancer.