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10 October 2019

The Italian version for IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions FAQs #27-29 and Sanctioned Interpretations SIs #16-18 are listed below

IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) #27-29 – issued in October 2019

IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #16-18 – issued in October 2019 , effective January 2020

08 October 2019

The IATF has approved CB Communique 2019-009  announcing additional Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs 16 through 18) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs 27 through 29) related to IATF 16949:2016.   Sanctioned Interpretations alter the existing published requirements of the IATF 16949:2016 standard and Frequently Asked Questions clarify an existing requirement.

IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) #27-29 – issued in October 2019

IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #16-18 – issued in October 2019 and effective January 2020

05 September 2019

IATF have updated the IATF Auditor Guide to Version 4.

Originally developed to support IATF 3rd party auditors, this latest version aligns the essential auditor competency requirements to the IATF 3rd Party Auditor Training & Evaluation process.

Nonconformity management has been added as an essential auditor competency and the auditor guide now includes clear guidance on writing and structuring nonconformities.

Auditing customer specific requirements and core tools has been extensively expanded to define knowledge and competency requirements around Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Statistical Tools and Control Plan.

This 4th edition represents a consolidation of automotive audit best practice through the complete audit cycle. The guide describes the knowledge and skills required through every stage of the audit process and provides a mechanism for organisations to support the development of their auditors, be they 3rd party, internal or 2nd party auditors.

The 4th Edition can be purchased at https://www.iatfglobaloversight.org/iatf-publications/

22 August 2019

The IATF has extended an IATF 16949:2016 Stakeholder Survey, using Survey Monkey, regarding feedback opportunities for the Automotive Quality Management System Standard IATF 16949:2016.  If you wish to participate in this anonymous survey, please use the links provided in CB Communique 2019-006 by 10th September 2019.

These surveys will be used to compile data on any sections needing further clarity for Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as consideration of future revisions to the Automotive Quality Management System Standard IATF 16949. 

08 July 2019

Groupe Renault has revised their OEM Quick Reference Guide.  Please find below the link to their file.

FCA US LLC has updated their Customer-Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016.  Please find below the link to their file.

17 May 2019

The IATF New Auditor Training and Evaluation Process (Phase 2) will be launched globally in September 2019.  Please see CB Communique below for more details.

01 May 2019

GM has updated their Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016.  Below is their revised document

  • General Motors Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – Effective June 1, 2019 – document revised, see above post on May 21st

The Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers for IATF 1694 (MAQMSR) is now applicable to GM and is included in their customer specifics.

The link name for the MAQMSR has been changed to Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers for IATF 16949 – September 2017, eliminating OEM references in the link name, but the MAQMSR document contents and web link have not changed with the addition of GM to its applicability.

 

01 April 2019

The FCA US LLC OEM Scorecard Training and Quiz Modules on the IATF ADP have been updated.  Please see below CB Communique 2019-003 for more details

FCA Italy SpA has updated their Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016.  Below is their revised document.

17 December 2018

IATF Transfer Requirements for clients certified to IATF 16949 by SABS

The contract between the former IATF-recognized certification body SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) and the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) was terminated effective 13th December 2018.

In the document below, clients will find a set of requirements and special waivers that were approved by the IATF to minimize the impact and assist clients that intend to maintain an IATF-recognized IATF 16949 certification by an IATF-recognized certification body.

22 May 2018

IATF Transfer Requirements for clients certified to ISO/TS 16949 or IATF 16949 by Vinçotte NV

The contract between the former IATF-recognized certification body Vinçotte NV and the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) was terminated effective 1 May 2018.

In the document below, clients will find a set of requirements and special waivers that were approved by the IATF to minimize the impact and assist clients that intend to maintain an IATF-recognized IATF 16949 certification by an IATF-recognized certification body.