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.
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.
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.
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.
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.