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IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Management

In October 2016 a new International Standard, IATF 16949:2016 Quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organizations, will supersede and replace ISO/TS 16949:2009.

This Automotive Quality Management System Standard, herein referred to as “Automotive QMS Standard” or “IATF 16949,” along with applicable automotive customer-specific requirements, ISO 9001:2015 requirements, and ISO 9000:2015 defines the fundamental quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organizations.  As such, this Automotive QMS Standard cannot be considered a stand-alone QMS Standard but has to be comprehended as a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.

The goal of this Automotive QMS standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

This Automotive QMS Standard defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, assembly, installation, and services of automotive-related products, including products with embedded software.

This Automotive QMS Standard is applicable to sites of the organization where manufacturing of customer-specified production parts, service parts, and/or accessory parts occur.

This Automotive QMS Standard should be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.

The updated Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition, 5th Edition, dated 1st November 2016, is available for purchase from the IATF National Associations. Rules 5th edition is effective 1st January 2017. Rules 5th is to be used 1st January 2017 regardless of whether a client/supplier is certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 or the new IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality management system standard.

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