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What is IATF 16949:2016?

IATF 16949:2016 (previously ISO/TS16949), is considered the most widely used international quality management systems standard in the automotive industry, harmonizing the different assessments and certification systems in the global automotive supply chain.

IATF 16949


This new standard will supersede and replace the current ISO/TS 16949:2009, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. IATF 16949 is aligned with and builds upon the most recent version of ISO’s quality management systems standard, ISO 9001:2015, fully respecting its structure and requirements. IATF 16949 is not a standalone quality management standard, instead, it is implemented as a supplement to, and in conjunction with, ISO 9001:2015. This means that an organization in the automotive sector seeking certification against IATF 16949 must also comply with the ISO 9001:2015 requirements.


IATF PrinciplesIATF 16949:2016 PRINCIPLES

. Customer satisfaction orientation
. Leadership & engagement of people
. Process approach
. Continuous improvement
. Risk analysis approach
. Multidisciplinary approach


Streamline processes and better manage costs
Anticipation thanks to the risk management approach will bring your organization at a more mature level. Unexpected situation and related costs will be consequently significantly reduced.

Safeguard your organization’s good name
IATF 16949 recognition remain compulsory for most automotive stakeholders. It shows also how your organization is mature against automotive industry stakes and demands. 

Manage risk and your supply chain
It will show your capacity to anticipate and be prepared in front of an unexpected situation. Applied on the all supply chain, Risk Management approach will bring you more confidence in your organization and performance of your product and services.

Flexibility in front of changes
Flexibility and adaptability are what is expected from the automotive industry. Satisfying new standard requirements will bring evidence that your organization is robust and mature in handling change management. 



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