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18 April 2018

The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) is currently seeking a qualified candidate who is interested in working in Southfield, Michigan as the Manager of the IAOB.  The IAOB is an Oversight office set up by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to manage the IATF 16949 automotive certification scheme.

The candidate is required to be a citizen of the United States or have current working papers (i.e. work VISA) and be able to work out of the IAOB office in Southfield, Michigan.

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 read the job posting below and if you meet all of the criteria, send your resume or CV directly to James Bruin ( no later than Friday, 27 April 2018.

IAOB Manager Job Description

11 April 2018

We found a few errors in the previously published GM OEM Quick Reference Guide that was issued on April 10th.  Please find below the revised file.

GM OEM Quick Reference Guide April 2018 Rev 1

22 March 2018

The IATF conducted a Stakeholder Event in London, UK on 7 March 2018.  A number of certified organizations and Certification Bodies participated.  The objective was to gauge initial feedback on the status of the IATF 16949 transition process.  The presentations and supporting material from the event are available for download.  Please click on the links below to view.

  1. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Introduction
  2. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Transition Update
  3. London IATF Stakeholder Event – BMW Group update
  4. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Systematic Review Team process
  5. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Transition Survey Feedback
  6. Ford Letter – Reporting of IATF 16949 Transition Audit Status
  7. FCA Reminder Letter

01 March 2018

The IATF released the fifth revision of the Transition Strategy document incorporating the new FAQ 20 that clarifies questions for those situations where a previously certified ISO/TS 16949 organization has to start over with an initial certification audit to IATF 16949.

IATF 16949 Transition Strategy and Requirements_REV05

20 December 2017

On 21st December 2017, the IATF will release revised training modules on the IATF ADP site (GM OEM Scorecard training, including a GM OEM Scorecard quiz module, and the NC Management training module).  These modules will be available at no cost (free) to all active auditors, free ticket candidates, and 3-NE new auditor candidates.  Deadlines are defined in the link below –  CB Communique 2017-012, along with available CPD approved hours.

CB Communique 2017-012 – Updated GM OEM Scorecard Training and Quiz Modules and NC Management Training Module