IATF 16949 – Certification for Automotive

Quality Management Systems

IATF 16949:2016 is a companion quality management system (QMS) standard written in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015. IATF 16949 is the automotive industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management. IATF is the International Automotive Task Force and the most recent version of the 16949 standard was developed with industry feedback and engagement of AIAG members of North America. The top tier automobile manufacturers were involved in the development of the standard to create a benchmark for its supply chain management.

IATF 16949:2016 identifies the requirements for organizations that are involved in the automotive supply chain. IATF 16949 follows a process approach to manufacturing/supplying quality products and services. It references ISO 9001:2015 throughout the standard so if you already have ISO 9001:2015 certification, you are on your way to achieving IATF 16949:2016 certification. Download the free information sheet to learn more.


IATF 16949 Certification

Many organizations find that they are required to become certified to IATF 16949 in order to meet their customer requirements for delivery of high quality products and services. Documenting quality management system processes, ensuring a system for continual improvement, product quality and safety are key to the IATF 16949 quality management system (QMS).

Core Business Solutions conducts a gap analysis, assists in documenting and implementing procedures, work instructions, use cases, forms and ensuring that PPAP, Pilot Runs, SPC Reporting and other specific automotive industry requirements are covered. After implementation, an internal audit and management reviews are conducted to ensure that your organization is compliant with the IATF 16949 Standard and ready for certification.

Many of our customers find that their customers are asking for not only ISO 9001 certification but also IATF 16949 for automotive and ISO 14001 certification to meet environmental requirements.

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Consulting Support for IATF 16949:2016 (formlery ISO TS 16949)

Core Business Solutions has qualified IATF 16949 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Support for the IATF 16949 standard is available through all of our Online and Onsite Consulting Programs. We also provide consulting support for companies seeking multiple certifications (such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001) through an Integrated Management System.

Our consultants translate the technical language of the standard into Plain English and make it as simple and effective for your organization as possible. Implemented properly, IATF 16949 gives you a continual return on your investment.

For more information about certification for the IATF 16949 standard, please call our consulting office at 866-354-0300, or email info@thecoresolution.com.

Related standards

  • See ISO 9001 for quality management systems
  • See ISO 14001 for environmental management systems
  • See ISO 45001 for health and safety management systems

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