Risk Based Audit Project

It is critical for the industry that there is alignment between achievement/maintenance of IATF 16949 certification and the actual quality performance of the site. One of the current issues is that in the IATF audit scheme, the length of the audits (days) is only based solely on the number of employees at the site.

The focus of this work group is to define a “Risk Based” model where complexity factors such as type of product, (brakes, steering, etc.), site QMS “maturity” factors such as stability of leadership, stability of business, number of new product launches, quality culture, etc., and demonstrated quality performance are the basis for the calculation of audit days for the site.

Program Director: Scott A. Gray - AIAG - (248) 358-3570

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