What are the major changes in the IATF 16949 standard?

Major changes in IATF 16949

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 is a quality management system standard specifically developed for the automotive industry. Following is the list of major changes in the IATF 16949:2016 standard (New Requirements with reference to ISO/TS 16949:2009):- You may like to read more about: Corporate responsibility policies. The latest version of the standard, IATF … Read more

Latest Mandatory procedures as per IATF 16949

Mandatory procedures

List of mandatory procedures for IATF 16949: IATF 16949:2016 is the latest version of IATF 16949. There are 21 documented processes as per IATF 16949. Below are the IATF mandatory procedures. Product Safety Procedure ( The organization shall have documented processes for manufacturing product safety-related products and manufacturing processes. Check the detail about product … Read more

Corporate Responsibility Policies as per IATF 16949

Corporate policy

The organization shall define and implement corporate responsibility policies. Below are the minimum three corporate responsibility policies which any company should define and implement as a part of their quality management system. Anti-bribery policy : The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery & other forms of corruption are the responsibility of all those working for … Read more

New management review check points as per IATF standard

Management review

Management review of organization QMS at planned intervals will be done by top management. Management review is done to ensure the continuing suitability, adequacy, effectiveness and alignment with the strategic direction of the organization. Input /checkpoints to be discussed during MRM: 1. Status of actions from previous management review : If no specific action is … Read more

Temporary change of process control procedure as per IATF 16949

Temporary change of process control

Purpose : To establish a procedure for a temporary change of process control and to ensure that temporary changes are implemented in a planned and controlled manner. Scope : Applicable to all production processes. Responsibility : Head QA is responsible for controlling this activity. Procedure : Temporary Process Control List : Head QA maintains the … Read more

Product safety procedure as per IATF 16949

Product Safety

Purpose : To establish a procedure for the management of product safety-related products and manufacturing processes. Ensure that product safety requirement are considered during development and regular production. Scope : Applicable for all products and manufacturing processes where safety requirements need to be considered. Responsibility : Head development is responsible for fulfilling all these activities … Read more

Terms and definitions for the automotive industry

Terms and definitions in IATF standard

As per IATF 16949 standard, “Terms and definitions” is the third clause. Terms and definitions are that used in this standard in different clauses. So below are the main terms and definitions with some simple explanations. Customer-specific requirement ( CSR) : These are the specific requirements of the customer. These can be based on the … Read more

Process categories in the quality management system

Process categories for IATF

A process is a set of interrelated activities where we provide input and get output with value addition. There are three categories of processes in the quality management system. These are as below: Now we will understand each one of the above in detail. Management-oriented process: Management processes are those processes that control, facilitate, monitor … Read more

Quality Objectives in the manufacturing industry

Quality objectives

Quality Objectives (KPI): Quality objectives are the SMART goals for enhancing customer satisfaction and are relevant to the quality policy of the company. Quality objectives are defined when establishing the quality management system or during management review. It is also called a Key performance indicator. KPI shall be defined by each department. List of the … Read more