Automotive Management

IATF 16949:2016, developed and operated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), is the global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry.

Based on ISO 9001:2015, it was published in October 2016 and replaces ISO/TS 16949. It is designed to be used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015 and contains supplemental requirements specific to the automotive industry rather than being a standalone QMS.

“IATF 16949:2016 outlines everything you need to know about achieving best practice when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing or servicing automotive products and is a requirement throughout much of the global automotive supply chain.”

Consulting Support for ISO 9001

Every year, we help hundreds of small businesses achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and other standards certification. A hallmark of our service is the on going support we offer not just to achieve the standard but to maintain and benefit from it. We have worked with companies such as St Gobain, Garrett Advancing Motion, HT Moulding Technology.

As a long established local business with a story like yours, we know that time is valuable. One of our Consultants is here to take on the difficult, technical aspects of certification so you can focus on your business. They’ll work with you every step of the way until you are successfully certified.

IATF Training.

In addition to helping your company to implement IATF 16949, QSI can provide Training in Core tools:

Each course is remotely or on site to suit your requirements.

  1. Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  2. Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  3. Control Plan
  4. Measurement System Analysis (MSA): Variable Equipment Gauge R and R
  5. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  6. Process Capability

For further information please contact QSI Training Department.

What are the benefits of IATF 16949?

  • Demonstrate its ability to provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory, regulatory and product safety requirements

  • Implement processes for improvement of the system

  • Define overall context, who is affected and what they expect

  • Clearly state objectives and identify new business opportunities

  • Put customers first, making sure their needs are consistently met and enhance their satisfaction

  • Expand into new markets, as some sectors and clients require IATF 16949 before doing business

  • Work in a more efficient way to increase productivity and efficiency, bringing internal costs down

  • Become more socially responsible through the documentation and implementation of corporate responsibility polices

Steps to getting IATF 16949 Certified

IATF 16949 Client Feedback

“Very Beneficial”

“Aaron has a wealth of knowledge from the Automotive industry, we found the core tools training beneficial in applying the principles to day to day tasks making our processes more robust and gave the team a clear understanding of what was required. Aaron has been very helpful advising us on all Automotive related topics especially in implementing IATF 16949:2016 and we will continue to avail of his service as we push towards IATF 16949:2016 certification and beyond.”

Jonathan Keane

Quality & Technical Manager