IATF Clauses and requirements

IATF 16949:2016 standard is the latest edition. There are a total of 10 IATF clauses in this new standard. The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) published this new automotive standard. IATF 16949 shall be used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015. This standard is applicable for all manufacturing facilities supplying to the automotive segment. Also there are regular revisions in IATF 16949 which can be checked at IATF global oversight.

IATF Clauses List:

There are 10 clauses in this IATF standard. Clauses 1, 2 and 3 provide the background of the standard. Clauses 4 to 10 provide the automotive QMS standard. Below is the list of IATF clauses in the PDCA cycle.

IATF Clauses in PDCA cycle
  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Context of the organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Improvement

IATF 16949 Clauses and Requirements:

IATF Clause 1: SCOPE

  • 1.1 Scope – Automotive supplemental to ISO 9001:2015

IATF Clause 2: Normative References

  • 2.1 Normative and Informative References

IATF Clause 3: Terms and Definitions

IATF Clause 4: Context of the Organization

IATF Clauses
  • 4.1 Understanding the organization and its context.
  • 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties.
  • 4.3 Determining the scope of the quality management system.
    • 4.3.1 Determining the scope of the quality management system-supplemental.
    • 4.3.2 Customer-specific-requirements.
  • 4.4 Quality management system & its processes.
    • 4.4.1  (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a quality management system.
    • 4.4.1.1 Conformance of Products & processes
    • 4.4.1.2 Product safety
    • 4.4.2  (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall maintain and retain documented information to support the operation of its processes.

IATF Clause 5: Leadership

IATF CLAUSES
  • 5.1 Leadership and Commitment
    • 5.1.1 General
    • 5.1.1.1 Corporate responsibility
    • 5.1.1.2 Process effectiveness & efficiency.
    • 5.1.1.3 Process owners
    • 5.1.2 Customer focus
  • 5.2 Quality Policy
    • 5.2.1 Establishing the Quality Policy.
    • 5.2.2 Communicating the Quality Policy.
  • 5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities.
    • 5.3.1 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities-supplemental.
    • 5.3.2 Responsibilities and authorities for product requirements and corrective actions.

IATF Clause 6: Planning

IATF Clauses
  • 6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities 
    • 6.1.1  (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall consider the issues (4.1) and requirements (4.2) and determine the risks and opportunities.
    • 6.1.2  (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall plan actions to address these risks and opportunities.
    • 6.1.2.1 Risk analysis
    • 6.1.2.2 Preventive actions
    • 6.1.2.3 Contingency plans
  • 6.2 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them
    • 6.2.1  (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall establish quality objectives at relevant functions, levels, and processes needed for the quality management system.
    • 6.2.2  (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine 4W1H when planning to achieve its objectives.
    • 6.2.2.1 Quality objectives and planning to achieve them – supplemental.
  • 6.3 Planning of changes

IATF Clause 7: Support

IATF CLAUSES
  • 7.1 Resources
    • 7.1.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine and provide the resources needed for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the QMS.
    • 7.1.2 People (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine and provide the persons required for the effective implementation of the QMS.
    • 7.1.3 Infrastructure (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine, provide and maintain the infrastructure for the operation and to achieve conformity of product and service.
    • 7.1.3.1 Plant, facility, & equipment planning
    • 7.1.4 Environment for the operation of processes (ISO 9001:2015):
    • 7.1.4.1 Environment for the operation of processes-supplemental
    • 7.1.5 Monitoring & measuring resources
    • 7.1.5.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine and provide the resources needed to ensure valid and reliable results when monitoring.
    • 7.1.5.1.1 Measurement system analysis
    • 7.1.5.2 Measurement traceability (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 7.1.5.2.1 Calibration/verification records
    • 7.1.5.3 Laboratory requirements
    • 7.1.5.3.1 Internal laboratory
    • 7.1.5.3.2 External laboratory
    • 7.1.6 Organizational knowledge (ISO 9001:2015)
  • 7.2 Competence (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 7.2.1 Competence – supplemental
    • 7.2.2 Competence – on-the-job training (OJT)
    • 7.2.3 Internal Auditor Competency
    • 7.2.4 Second-party auditor competency
  • 7.3 Awareness  (ISO 9001:2015): the organization shall ensure the persons doing work are aware of the quality policy and quality objectives.
    • 7.3.1 Awareness – supplemental
    • 7.3.2 Employee motivation & empowerment
  • 7.4 Communication (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine the internal and external communication relevant to the QMS.
  • 7.5 Documented information
    • 7.5.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization QMS shall include the documented information required by this international standard.
    • 7.5.1.1 Quality Management System Documentation
    • 7.5.2 Creating & updating (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 7.5.3 Control of Documented Information
    • 7.5.3.1 (ISO 9001:2015): The documented information shall be controlled and adequately protected.
    • 7.5.3.2 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall address the following activities as applicable distribution, storage, control of changes, retention and disposition.
    • 7.5.3.2.1 Record retention
    • 7.5.3.2.2 Engineering specifications

Mandatory procedures as per IATF 16949


IATF Clause 8: Operation

IATF CLAUSES
  • 8.1 Operational planning and control (ISO 9001:2015): the organization shall plan, implement and control the processes needed to meet the requirements for the provision for the products and services.
    • 8.1.1 Operational planning and control – supplemental
    • 8.1.2 Confidentiality
  • 8.2 Requirements for products & services
    • 8.2.1 Customer communication (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.2.1.1 Customer communication – Supplemental
    • 8.2.2 Determine the requirements for products & services (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.2.2.1 Determine the requirements for products & services – Supplemental
    • 8.2.3 Review of the requirements for products & services
    • 8.2.3.1(ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall ensure that it can meet the requirements for products and services to be offered to the customers.
    • 8.2.3.1.1 Review of the requirements for products & services – Supplemental
    • 8.2.3.1.2 Customer-designated special characteristics
    • 8.2.3.1.3 Organization manufacturing feasibility
    • 8.2.3.2 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall retain documented information on the result of the review.
    • 8.2.4 Changes to Requirements for Products and Services
  • 8.3 Design & development of products & services
  • 8.3.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall establish, implement and maintain a design and development process that is appropriate to ensure the subsequent provision of products and services.
    • 8.3.1.1 Design & development of products & services – supplemental
    • 8.3.2 Design & development planning (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.3.2.1 Design & Development Planning – supplemental
    • 8.3.2.2 Product Design Skills
    • 8.3.2.3 Development of products with embedded software
    • 8.3.3 Design & development Inputs (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.3.3.1 Product Design Input
    • 8.3.3.2 Manufacturing Process Design Input
    • 8.3.3.3 Special Characteristics
    • 8.3.4 Design & development Control (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.3.4.1 Monitoring
    • 8.3.4.2 Design & development validation
    • 8.3.4.3 Prototype programme (see also ISO 9001:2015, clause section 8.4)
    • 8.3.4.4 Product approval process
    • 8.3.5 Design & development Outputs (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.3.5.1 Design & development outputs – supplemental
    • 8.3.5.2 Manufacturing Process Design Output
    • 8.3.6 Design & development Changes (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.3.6.1 Design & development changes – supplemental
  • 8.4 Control of externally provided processes, products and services
    • 8.4.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): the organization shall ensure that externally provided products and services conform to requirements.
    • 8.4.1.1 General – supplemental
    • 8.4.1.2 Supplier selection process
    • 8.4.1.3 Customer-directed sources (also known as “Directed-Buy”)
    • 8.4.2 Type & extent of control (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.4.2.1 Type & extent of control-supplemental
    • 8.4.2.2 Statutory  and regulatory requirements
    • 8.4.2.3 Supplier Quality Management System Development
    • 8.4.2.3.1 Automotive product-related software or automotive products with embedded software
    • 8.4.2.4 Supplier monitoring
    • 8.4.2.4.1 Secondary-party audits
    • 8.4.2.5 Supplier development
    • 8.4.3 Information for external providers (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.4.3.1 Information for external providers – supplemental
  • 8.5 Production and service provision
    • 8.5.1 Control of production and service provision (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.5.1.1 Control Plan
    • 8.5.1.2 Standardized work – operator instructions and visual standards
    • 8.5.1.3 Verification of job set-ups
    • 8.5.1.4 Verification after shutdown
    • 8.5.1.5 Total productive maintenance
    • 8.5.1.6 Management of production tooling and manufacturing test, inspection and equipment
    • 8.5.1.7 Production scheduling
    • 8.5.2 Identification and traceability (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.5.2.1 Identification and traceability – supplemental
    • 8.5.3 Property belonging to customer or external providers (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.5.4 Preservation (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.5.5 Post-delivery activities (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.5.5.1 Feedback of information from service
    • 8.5.5.2 Service agreement with customer
    • 8.5.6 Control of changes (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.5.6.1 Control of changes – supplemental
    • 8.5.6.1.1 Temporary change of process controls
  • 8.6 Release of products and services (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 8.6.1 Release of products and services – supplemental
    • 8.6.2 Layout inspection and functional testing
    • 8.6.3 Appearance items
    • 8.6.4 Verification and acceptance of conformity of externally provided products and services
    • 8.6.5 Statutory  and regulatory conformity
    • 8.6.6 Acceptance criteria (refer to section 9.1.1.1 also)
  • 8.7 Control of Nonconforming Outputs
    • 8.7.1 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall ensure that outputs that do not conform to their requirements are identified and controlled to prevent their unintended use or delivery.
    • 8.7.1.1 Customer authorization for concession
    • 8.7.1.2 Control of nonconformity products – customer-specific process
    • 8.7.1.3 Control of suspect product
    • 8.7.1.4 Control of Reworked Product
    • 8.7.1.5 Control of Repaired Product
    • 8.7.1.6 Customer notification
    • 8.7.1.7 Nonconforming Product Disposition
    • 8.7.2 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall retain documented information that describes the non-conformity, action taken and any concession obtained.

IATF Clause 9: Performance Evaluation

IATF CLAUSE
  • 9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
    • 9.1.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine what needs to be monitored and measured and the method when the monitoring and measurement shall be performed.
    • 9.1.1.1 Monitoring & measurement of manufacturing processes
    • 9.1.1.2 Identification of statistical tools
    • 9.1.1.3 Application of statistical concepts
    • 9.1.2 Customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 9.1.2.1 Customer satisfaction- supplemental
  • 9.2 Internal audit
    • 9.2.1 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall conduct an internal audit at planned intervals to provide information on whether the QMS conforms to the requirements of the international standard.
    • 9.2.2 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall plan, establish, implement and maintain an audit program including the frequency, method, responsibilities, planning requirement and reporting.
    • 9.2.2.1 Internal audit program
    • 9.2.2.2 Quality Management System Audit
    • 9.2.2.3 Manufacturing Process Audit
  • 9.3 Management review
    • 9.3.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall review the QMS at the planned interval to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy, effectiveness and alignment with the strategic direction of the organization.
    • 9.3.1.1 Management review – supplemental
    • 9.3.2 Management review inputs
    • 9.3.2.1 Management review inputs – supplemental
    • 9.3.3 Management review outputs (ISO 9001:2015)
    • 9.3.3.1 Management review Outputs -supplemental

IATF Clause 10: Improvement

iatf clauses
  • 10.1 General (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall determine and select opportunities for improvements and implement any necessary actions to meet customer requirements.
  • 10.2 Nonconformity and corrective action
    • 10.2.1 (ISO 9001:2015): When a non-conformity occurs, including any arising from the complaints: take action to control and correct it.
    • 10.2.2 (ISO 9001:2015): The organization shall retain documented information as evidence of the nature of the non-conformities and any subsequent action taken and the result of any action taken.
    • 10.2.3 Problem-solving
    • 10.2.4 Error-proofing
    • 10.2.5 Warranty Management Systems
    • 10.2.6 Customer complaints and field failure test analysis
  • 10.3 Continual improvement (ISO 9001:2015): the organization shall continually improve the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the QMS.
    • 10.3.1 Continual improvement – supplemental

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