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IATF 16949:2009 -Automotive industry

Information for download in pdf Information material ISO/TS 16949

Certification of systems according to IATF 16949

With respect to automobile manufacturers' specific requirements for suppliers' quality management system and their harmonisation the international working group for the automotive industry completed the requirements of the ISO 9001standard and issued them in an aggregate form as a technical specification IATF 16949. IATF 16949 specifies requirements for the quality management system of
automotive component manufacturers. It includes full requirements of ISO 9001and special requirements for quality management system required by automobile manufacturers.

It is used in certification for an independent assessment of an organisation's capability to meet requirements of the technical specification ISO/TS 16949, customers' requirements, requirements imposed by regulations and own requirements specified for an efficient operation of all processes and for a continual improvement of the quality management system.

To the IATF 16949 technical specification the following documents were issued:

A catalogue of questions to an audit of quality management system based on a process-oriented approach to the audit - A catalogue of questions to the audit according to IATF 16949

The document describes a process-oriented approach to auditing in the automotive industry and gives a catalogue of questions for auditing quality management system according to ISO/TS 16949.

IATF Guidance to ISO/TS 16949

This IATF (International Automotive Task Force) Guidance contains recommended practices, examples, applications and explanations that assist, when used, in meeting requirements of the TS/ISO 16949 standard.

IATF Auditor Guidance to ISO/TS 16949

This manual defines the activities and required qualification of auditor in the process of auditing according to ISO/TS 16949.

VDA Quality management in the automotive industry - Instructions for certification

The document gives:

  • basic requirements for a certification body conducting certification activity according to ISO/TS 16949;
  • auditing process used for certification according to ISO/TS 16949;
  • auditors team;
  • additional instructions and annexes needed for the auditing process conducted according to ISO/TS 16949.

Benefits of certification of quality management system according to IATF 16949

  • possibility of supplying products and services within the automotive industry;
  • provision of services even to the most demanding customers and a possibility to gain new ones by increasing customers' satisfaction;
  • a uniform approach to the quality management system - elimination of multiple certification audits (ISO 9001, VDA 6.1, etc.);
  • recognition of certification according to IATF 16949 by foreign customers - IATF members;
  • preferring fault prevention and reducing variability and losses in the supplier chain;
  • application of the quality management system as a tool of a continual improvement of processes;
  • improvement in quality of management system, improvement of organisation's organisational structure;
  • guarantee of a production process constancy and thus of a stable and high quality of services rendered and products supplied to customers;
  • demonstration of suitability, efficiency and effectiveness of the quality management system by a third party;
  • increase in confidence of public and state control bodies;
  • a created self-controlling system responding flexibly to changes in customers' requirements, legislation requirements as well as changes inside the organisation (for instance new technologies, organisational changes, etc.).

Offer of CQS services

Certification of quality management systems according to IATF 16949 maybe carried out by our IQNET partner DQS Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen GmbH.

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