What is the difference between ISO and IATF clauses?

ISO 9001:2015 defines the fundamental quality management system requirements for all organizations. It was prepared and managed by the International Organization for Standardization.

IATF 16949 is an automotive QMS standard along with applicable customer-specific requirements. It was developed by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force). However, IATF 16949 is not a stand-alone standard but a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.

Difference between ISO and IATF Clauses:

There are 10 clauses in both ISO 9001 and IATF 16949. ISO and IATF clauses are the same. But there are some differences between standard requirements.

S.No / ClauseISO 9001:2015IATF 16949:2016
1It is managed by the International Organization for StandardizationIt was developed by the International Automotive Task Force
2 It considers customer satisfactionAdditionally, it focuses on Customer specific requirements
3It is applicable to all units of an organizationIATF 16949 is applicable for Automotive industries only which provide products and services to OEM auto parts
Not applicable to after-market parts
4This standard is complete by itselfIATF standard is used in conjunction with ISO 9001
Clause 4Quality management system and its processesAdded Product Safety
Conformance of Product and Processes
Clause 5Leadership and commitmentCorporate responsibility
Process owner
Process efficiency and effectiveness
Clause 6Address Risk and OpportunitiesAdded Risk analysis,
Preventive actions and
contingency plan
Clause 7Resources, People, Infrastructure and measurement traceabilityAdded Plant, facility and equipment planning
Internal and External laboratory requirementsAdded more detail with respect to calibration and verification activities
Clause 8Operational planning and control, Design and development planningAdded Product design skill
Supplier monitoring
Clause 9Internal auditor requirementsAdded Internal auditor requirements in more detail and separated system, process and product auditor.
Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluationIdentification and application of statistical tools
Clause 10Non-conformity and corrective actionAdded Problem solving
Error proofing and
Warranty management system

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IATF questions and answers:

Q 1. What is the full form of IATF?

Q 2. What is the first edition of IATF?

Q 3. How many clauses are in IATF?

Q 4. How many shall requirements in IATF 16949?

Q 5. What is the full form of ISO?

Q 6. What is the full form of QMS?

Q 7. How many quality management principles are in IATF?

Q 8. Which are 5 quality core tools?

Q 9. What is the full form of APQP?

Q 10. What is the full form of PPAP?


  1. International Automotive Task Force
  2. IATF 16949:2016
  3. 10 Clauses
  4. 282
  5. International Organization for Standardization
  6. Quality Management System
  7. 7 Principles
  9. Advanced Product Quality Planning
  10. Production Part Approval Process

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