Additional IATF 16949:2016 Resources

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International Automotive Task Force IATF 16949 standard!

AIAG and the IATF have published the below documents, presentations, and press releases to update members on the Task Force's progress while creating the new standard and to help members understand what to expect and how to transition to the new standard. Click on the links below for more information.

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IATF 16949 Frequently Asked Questions 10/2017 (PDF): In response to questions from the IATF recognized certification bodies and stakeholders, the following questions and answers were reviewed by the IATF. Unless otherwise indicated, Frequently Asked Questions are applicable upon publication. An FAQ is an explanation of an existing requirement within IATF 16949:2016. FAQ 1-11 was issued in October 2017.

Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (PDF): IATF 16949 identifies compliance to Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) as a possible intermediate step in supplier quality management system development (IATF 16949, section 8.4.2.3.c).  Attached below is the MAQMSR document.  The use of MAQMSR document is currently specified by FCA USA, FCA Italy, and Ford Motor Company.

IATF 16949:2016 – Sanctioned Interpretations 1-9 (PDF): The following Sanctioned Interpretations were determined and approved by the IATF. Unless otherwise indicated, Sanctioned Interpretations are applicable upon publication. A Sanctioned Interpretation changes the interpretation of a rule or a requirement which itself then becomes the basis for a nonconformity.


IATF Transition Strategy 10/2016
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The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) document "ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949 Transition Strategy" provides guidance for suppliers and CB's to prepare for a successful transition, including timing requirements to launch and complete the transition, audit requirements for certification bodies, and IATF 16949 certificate issuance.

Transitioning from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016 Whitepaper: This comprehensive document provides transition guidance and a timeline, as well as an explanation of the new high level structure, and a preview of some of the new standards’ changes.

IATF 16949 Gap Analysis Tool: Use this free tool to perform an organizational gap analysis against IATF 16949 to identify differences that need to be addressed to ensure your organization's QMS meets all the new requirements.

AIAG IATF 16949 Training Selection Tool: Quickly identify the correct course you need based on your experience and organizational needs.


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