One of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management, ISO/TS 16949, has evolved with the publication of a new global industry standard called as Automotive Quality Management System Standard – IATF 16949. On October 3rd, 2016 IATF 16949:2016 was published by the IATF and supersedes and replaces the current ISO/TS 16949.
This Automotive QMS 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.
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 employs the process approach, which incorporates the plan-do-check-act (pdca) cycle and risk-based thinking. The pdca cycle enables an organization to ensure that its processes are adequately resourced and managed, and that opportunities for improvement are determined and acted on.
Consistently meeting product, services, customer requirements & meeting applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Improved operational processes and greater efficiency.
Enhancing opportunities for customer satisfaction.
Mitigate risk and improve opportunity management with a greater application of risk-based thinking.
Increase involvement of your leadership team.
Enriching quality and continual improvement to the heart of the organization.