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IATF 16949 Certification

IATF 16949:2016 standard and its Certification

About IATF 16949: 2016 standard

The most widely used standard for quality management in automotive industries is ISO/TS 16949, has been replaced with the publication of a new global automotive industry standard called as Automotive Quality Management System Standard – IATF 16949 by International Automotive Task Force, On October 3rd, 2016 IATF 16949:2016 was published by the IATF and replaces the ISO/TS 16949 standard.

The QMS requirements along with applicable automotive Customer-specific requirements, ISO 9001: 2015 basic requirements for QMS and specific requirements for automobile industry forms the standard as IATF 16949:2016. It is an independent standard that is fully aligned with the structure ISO 9001:2015. Therefore, the IATF 16949 cannot be implemented alone as a stand-alone system but must be implemented as a supplement and in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.

What is new in IATF 16949: 2016 standard

The most significant change from ISO to IATF is the requirement documented evidence– Ensuring that suppliers conform to statutory and regulatory requirements while continuing to implement and improve their Automotive Quality Management Systems.

  • Continuous review of standards and specification changes across  the product
  • to assess risks and maintain product quality conforming to customer specifications while selecting a supplier
  • work instructions Standardization and product verification at first and last of a process.
  • Documented risk assessment, analysis, and mitigation at all levels of the organization. (throughout the organization at all levels of production).

IATF 16949 will include customer-specific requirements in their audit to determine that the company is meeting them.

Accountability and safety. The Automotive Quality Management System now mandates that manufacturers implement Corporate Responsibility policies, including those for anti-bribery, codes of conduct, and ethics escalation policies.

About IATF 16949: 2016 Certification:

IATF 16949: 2016 Certification is an activity of verifying the organization through planned and informed IATF audits to confirm that the organization complies with the standard requirement of IATF 16949: 2016.

IATF 16949: 2016 certification is a symbol of the stability and continuity of your organization’s performance to reach and outshine customer expectations. Nowadays Customers are not ready to take a chance, to reduce the risk of purchasing low-quality products they always look for the best quality certified products and services. IATF 16949: 2016 certification for business is a powerful tool to increase the credibility of the organization by showing that your products or services meet the expectations of your customer.

Out of these certifications, IATF 16949: 2016 is highly recommended for automotive as this is specially tailor-made for automotive industries.

IATF 16949: 2016 (Automotive Quality Management System) certifications help to expand your business locally and in overseas markets and also definitely help to impress your clients with the quality of the business and its products and services.

Coverage of IATF 16949: 2016 Certification in Iraq:

IAS is one of the highly performing as ISO Certification Bodies in Iraq. IAS conducts auditing and providing IATF 16949: 2016 certification in Iraq and also for various standards in Iraq. It also delivers, IATF 16949: 2016 Internal Auditor Training, and IATF 16949: 2016 Awareness/Foundation Training in Iraq. All these certification and Training services by IAS for the country are managed from its office in Iraq.

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The process to obtain an ISO Certification:

  • Contact IAS by sending the application and call us for a free discussion and we can guide you in getting the IATF 16949: 2016 Certification.
  • Based on the Application form submitted by your organization, IAS initiates IATF certification process for your company. Your application will be scrutinized and IAS will come out with the plan to conduct audits. Our staff will be in touch with you to discuss and help you with the certification process. Check more detailed IATF 16949:2016 certification procedure.
  • Plan and implement IATF 16949:2016 standards requirements through documented Information (how this standard is practiced, monitored, and continually improved).
  • Majorly, ISO certification audit includes 2 stages
  • Stage 1Audit: Readiness Audit
  • Stage 2 Audit: Verifying the effectiveness of the implementation of IATF 16949:2016.
  • The organization applying for ISO certification is audit based on an extensive sample of its sites, services, process, products & functions.
  • If any deviation is observed during the audit, a deviation report will be provided along with the detailed audit report. According to the grading of the deviations, the IAS determines the time required for its closure including the correction and corrective actions which have to be approved by IAS audit team. After the effective closure of Nonconformity, the Certificate is issued limiting to the scope that was audited.

The Benefits for an organization on implementing this Automotive QMS

  1. Consistently meeting product, services, customer requirements & meeting applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
  2. Improved operational processes and greater efficiency
  3. enhancing opportunities for customer satisfaction
  4. Mitigate risk and improve opportunity management with a greater application of risk-based thinking
  5. Increase the involvement of your leadership team
  6. Enriching quality and continual improvement to the heart of the organization.

What an Organization should do to achieve certification?

  • Call IAS for conducting Audit and discuss audit procedure specific to your organization
  • Implement IATF 16949: 2016-Automotive Quality Management System in your organization. (E.g. Documenting, training the staffs with Awareness and Internal Audit, practicing the system, etc.)
  • Conduct at least one internal Audit program through trained QMS Internal Auditors.
  • Compile the collected data and complete the analysis.
  • Conduct a Management review with the help of analyzed data and effect the decision towards improving the Organization’s performance in line with company objectives & goals.
  • Complete the audit successfully. (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Closure of Non-conformance, if any.
  • Collect and maintain the IATF 16949:2016 certification.
  • Comply with the surveillance audit annually.