Qualiy Management System IATF 16949:2016

Quality management system IATF 16949:2016

Introduction to IATF 16949

- IATF 16949:2016 (replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009) is a standard that establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS), specially for the automotive sector. The ISO/TS 16949 was originally created in 1999 by IATF to harmonize different assessment and certification schemes worldwide in the supply chain for the automotive sector.

 - IATF 16949 includes ISO 9001 and additional automotive industry specific requirements(Clauses).

 - The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that provides for continual improvement(Kaizen), emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The standard, combined with applicable Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR’s), define the QMS requirements for automotive production, service and/or accessory parts.

 - IATF cannot be implemented alone, but must be implemented as supplement and in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.

What is IATF 16949?

 - IATF standard provides guidance and tools to ensure that products consistently meet customer requirements and that quality and customer satisfaction are consistently improved. 

 - IATF is supplemental standard and used in conjunction with ISO standard
 ISO 9001- defines the base requirements of a quality system
 ISO 9000 – it covers the basic concepts and language
 ISO 9004 – ISO9004 focuses on how to make a quality management system more efficient and effective
 ISO 31000 – outlines risk management principles and guideline
 ISO 19011 – provides guidance on internal (1st party) and external (2nd party) audits of quality management systems.

 - It can be used by any supplier, large or small, and should be applied throughout the automotive supply chain. In fact, there over 65,000 suppliers worldwide which are currently certified to ISO/TS 16949. All requirements of IATF 16949 are applicable unless suppliers do not provide product design related functions.

 - The standard is based on seven Quality Management Principles

1) Customer focus

2) Leadership

3) Engagement of people

4) Process approach

5) Improvement

6) Evidence-based decision making

7) Relationship management

Major Changes / Updation in IATF 16949:2016

 - Doubling number of IATF 16949 requirements

 - Retention of quality manual and preventive action

 - Documented processes for product safety

 - Anti-Bribery Policy

 - Employee Code of Conduct

 - Ethics Escalation Policy

 - Identification of process owners

 - Documented evidence of results of risk analysis

 - Contingency plans for continuity of supply

 - Methods to evaluate manufacturing feasibility

 - Documented process for calibration records

 - List of qualified internal auditors

 - Documented process for employee motivation

 - Matrix for customer-specific requirements

 - Documented record retention policy

 - Multi-disciplinary approach to feasibility analysis

 - Documented design and development process

 - Documented manufacturing process design

 - Documented supplier selection process

 - Documented process for outsourcing controls

 - Rules for operator safety in work documents

 - Documented process to control changes

 - Documented list of process controls

 - Training to contain any suspect or NC product

 - Documented process to confirm rework/repair

 - Documented process for NC product disposition

 - Documented process for problem solving

 - Documented process for error-proofing

 - Warranty management system

 - Retention of NC and CA documented procedures

 - Documented process for continual improvement

Why Implement IATF?

 - Implementing IATF ensures that customers receive consistent, good quality products and services which in turn many business benefits.

 - Qualify to supply the automotive industry.

 - Improved customer satisfaction retain more repeat customers.

 - Better process integration by eliminating the waste.

 - Improved your evidence for decision making.

 - Create a culture of continual improvement.

Key points for IATF implementation

 - Understand requirement of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016

 - Perform Gap analysis and planning.

 - Documentation

 - Implementation and training for all relevant personnel.

 - Perform internal audit for successful implementation of IATF.

Clauses of IATF 16949:2016

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

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