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03 March 2021

The following update has been published:

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF-recognized certification bodies, certified organizations, and other key stakeholders that the IATF has approved additional Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Question (FAQ 7).

The FAQ #7 for Rules 5th Edition is related to verification of previous nonconformities during a transfer audit.  Please see files below for more information.

 

23 February 2021

Risked Based Audit Day Calculation

The IATF has developed a more defined concept of when and how the minimum audit days must be increased based on customer risk.

This concept clarifies how to add audit time to certified organizations who are Tier 1 suppliers to an IATF OEM. These Tier 1 suppliers will have some time (hours) added to their audit if they are not meeting the IATF OEM specified quality and delivery performance targets. The IATF-recognized certification body will use the additional audit time to focus on the corrective action process and prevention of recurrence, including for related processes and products.

The IATF has approved additional Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs 26 – 28) which define the method to implement this concept.  Please refer to the attached two Communique’s for more details.

The SIs for Rules 5th Edition

14 January 2021

Groupe Renault have updated their Customer Specific Requirements.  The update is an administrative change, correcting a standard number identified in the Foreword.  Please find below the updated file.

08 January 2021

Ford Motor Company have updated their Customer Specific Requirements.  Please find below the updated file.

16 December 2020

The purpose of the CB Communique below is to advise all IATF recognize Certification Bodies of the software updates to version 1.19 (December 2020) for remote audits and version 1.2 (April 2021) for Encryption, Application Access and Rest API, and a new Ad hoc NC report, plus other functionality changes.

16 December 2020

Groupe Renault have updated their Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 and also provided a presentation explaining the update from 1st Edition to 2nd Edition.   Their files are listed below.

14 December 2020

The following updates have been published:

Sanctioned Interpretations

The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF-recognized certification bodies, certified organizations, and other key stakeholders that the IATF has approved additional Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SI 22-25), revised SIs 11 & 14, plus the IATF approved an additional Sanctioned Interpretation (SI 20) related to IATF 16949:2016 and also reissued SI 10.

CB Communique 2020-011_Rules SIs and IATF 16949 SIs

The SIs for Rules 5th Edition

Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #22-25 issued in December 2020, effective January 2021

The SIs for IATF 16949

IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #20 – issued in December 2020 , effective January 2021

03 December 2020

General Motors have updated their Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949.  Please find below the updated file.

The IATF has decided to published the IATF Observer Guideline (a new link under Rules 5th Edition).  This guideline details responsibilities for observers of IATF 16949 audits.  The IATF Observer Guideline is available through the link below.

 

17 November 2020

Ford Motor Company have updated their Customer Specific Requirements for PPAP 4th Edition.  Please find below the updated file.

30 October 2020

The fifth Revision incorporates the following updates:

  • The IATF clarifies recertification audits are not extended even though all certificate expiration dates were extended
  • Added Remote Auditing section, including audit day calculation, audit planning, and conducting the remote audit
  • Changed a “should” to a “shall” for the IATF Monitoring with low risk
  • Updated FAQ 1; Added FAQ 9
  • Added Annex A IATF Remote Audit Requirements

All changes to previously communicated requirements are highlighted in red.

The IATF database is being updated to permit identification of when an audit is conducted using remote auditing methods. A CB Communique will be issued in the near future announcing the IATF database update.

19 October 2020

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is constantly reviewing the impact of the coronavirus on the IATF 16949 certification scheme and on the automotive industry supply chain.  The IATF leadership has been discussing the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases around the world.  Our priority is the safety, and well-being of everyone involved in the IATF 16949 scheme.  Therefore, it is appropriate for the IATF to communicate a change in direction to the IATF-recognized certification bodies and certified organizations.  Last week, the IATF decided to adopt remote auditing for organizations/sites that are evidently and directly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.  The IATF is finalizing the requirements for remote auditing and updates will be communicated in the IATF Waivers and Measure Response to COVID-19 in revision 5.  Revision 5 is expected to be released by the end of October.

08 September 2020

BMW Group have updated their Customer Specific Requirements.  Please find below the updated file.

18 August 2020

Ford has replaced its scorecard pocket guide with the new standard quick reference guide and scorecard screen images, similar to what GM has recently posted.  See below for the documents.

06 August 2020

The following updates have been published:

Sanctioned Interpretations
The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF-recognized certification bodies, certified organizations, and other key stakeholders that the IATF has approved additional Sanctioned Interpretations (SI 11-21) and a revised SI 2 related to Rules 5th edition and has approved an additional Sanctioned Interpretation (SI 19) related to IATF 16949:2016.

The SIs for Rules 5th Edition address the release of CARA, (Common Audit Report Application).

The SI for IATF 16949:2016 is related to section 8.4.2.4 (Supplier Monitoring)

OEM Requirements