IATF 16949:2016 - AUTOMOTIVE QUALITY MANAGEMENT
What is IATF 16949:2016?
IATF 16949:2016 is a technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive industry supply chain and assembly process.
ISO/TS 16949 is the globally recognized quality management standard for the automotive industry. It brings together standards from across Europe and the US and provides a framework for achieving best practices with regards to the design and manufacture of products for the automotive supply chain.
ISO/TS 16949 is based on the internationally recognized quality management system standard, ISO 9001, and promotes continual business improvement by emphasizing defect prevention and reducing variation and waste in the supply chain.
Certification to ISO/TS 16949 is often a requirement for doing business internationally in the automotive sector – not only does it help open up global business opportunities, but is now considered a robust management tool to help organizations within the industry grow, compete and succeed.
Benefits of IATF 16949:2016
Who can be certified IATF 16949?
ISO/TS 16949:2009 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.
Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design centers, corporate headquarters, and distribution centers), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949:2009.
ISO/TS 16949:2009 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.
Sheet Metal Products
Front fascia and Header Panel
Car Door handle
Document required for IATF 16949
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of IATF 16949
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain a certificate of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Management System
Year on Year
- TS 16949 is the last internationally recognized Quality Management System specification for the automotive industry. TS 16949: 2009 was developed for the Automotive Industry. It contained all of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 plus several additional requirements specifically for the Automotive Industry.
- IATF 16949:2016 (replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009) is a standard that establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS), specifically for the automotive sector. … IATF 16949:2016 is an independent QMS standard that is fully aligned with the structure and requirements of ISO 9001:2015.