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15 September 2017

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  Attached below is the MAQMSR document.  The use of MAQMSR document is currently specified by FCA USA, FCA Italy, and Ford Motor Company.

Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers for IATF 16949 – Requirements for FCA US LLC, FCA Italy SpA and Ford Motor Company

05 September 2017

IATF Witness Auditor (Salaried Full Time position)

The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) is seeking a qualified candidate who is interested in becoming an IATF witness auditor and salaried employee of the IAOB. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States (or have a current VISA to work in the US), be an active third-party IATF 16949 auditor, have at least four (4) years practical experience working in manufacturing, and preferably have certification body management experience (including internal witness auditor, internal system auditor and/or Veto Power decision making authority).  The candidate is required to work out of the IAOB office in Southfield, Michigan.

Please review the full set of requirements attached.

The IAOB offers a competitive salary and benefit package and is willing to pay partial relocation expenses for the candidate to be within a commutable distance to the IAOB office in Southfield, Michigan.

To apply, please send your resume or CV, including salary requirements directly to Mrs. Michelle Maxwell ( by 1 October 2017.

19 June 2017

The IATF 16949 Transition Strategy has been updated. See changes in red on page 6.

08 June 2017

IATF Oversight Offices have released the document below to help certified clients understand which requirements in Rules 5th Edition impact them directly.

01 November 2016

The updated Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition, 5th Edition, dated 1st November 2016, is available for purchase from the IATF National Associations. Rules 5th edition is effective 1st January 2017. Rules 5th is to be used 1st January 2017 regardless of whether a client/supplier is certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 or the new IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality management system standard.