First developed in 1999, ISO/TS 16949 has become one of the most widely used international standards in the automotive industry today. Now, the industry has evolved with the publication of a new global industry standard by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). October 1, 2016 marked the publication date of the first edition of the new standard, IATF 16949:2016. You can purchase the IATF 16949:2016 standard through AIAG.
To get you prepared for what’s to come, below is a preview of new requirements you can expect to see in IATF 16949:2016:
- Risk-related requirements to minimize the likelihood of failure during new program development and to maximize the potential realization of planned activities. As well, organizations are required to adopt a process to assess the risk of changes and take appropriate action.
- Integration of many common industry practices previously found in customer-specific requirements to encourage commonality throughout the industry and reduce the need for extensive customer-specific requirements in these areas.
- Requirements for both first and second-party auditors, including a documented process to verify internal auditor and trainer competency.
- Addition of a product safety section to ensure that a product performs to its designed and intended purpose throughout the entire product lifecycle without causing harm or damage.
- Requirement of organizations to assess if they are capable of achieving the performance and timing targets specified by the customer, otherwise known as manufacturing feasibility.
- If applicable, requirement that organizations must have a warranty process that addresses and integrates all applicable customer-specific requirements and warranty party analysis procedures to validate No Trouble Found.
- Embedded software requirements for product validation, warranty and troubleshooting of issues in the field.
Together with AIAG, we developed a whitepaper so you can learn more about the key changes above. Click here to download the Transitioning to IATF 16949:2016 Whitepaper.
Looking for training to IATF 16949:2016? We have what you need.
Collaboratively, Plexus and AIAG design, develop, and deliver training and certification for automotive third-party auditors, OEMs and suppliers worldwide. All of our training courses are aligned with key expectations of OEMs and the automotive industry. Open-enrollment sessions to IATF 16949:2016 will begin in November 2016.
For automotive quality professionals experienced with ISO/TS 16949:2009, here are the recommended transition training options available to you:
For automotive quality professionals with limited experienced, here are the recommended transition training options available to you:
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