IATF 16949:2016 is a quality system requirement established by the US, German, French and Italian automotive industry to increase quality and integrity of supplies within the automotive industry. This requirement is applicable to any organization that manufactures and/or supplies components, assemblies and parts to the automotive industry.
The standard is based on ISO 9001:2015, with specific requirements of the automotive sector.
Some of the parts that IATF 16949:2016 complement ISO 9001:2015 include:-
Better management involvement
- Senior Management review all important processes and quality objectives are contained within in the business plan.
- The quality team are informed of processes that do not meet expectations with the capacity to halt production to correct quality complications.
- Management reviews are recorded and contain the cost outcome of poor quality.