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05 December 2019

Please find below the Czech and German files for IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs #27-29) and Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs # 16-18)

07 November 2019

The IATF OEMs have started to develop reference tools to explain key functionality and metrics within the IATF OEM supplier performance scorecards. These reference tools are called Scorecard Pocket Guides.  The Pocket Guides are useful to both certified organizations and to Certification Bodies for audit planning, review of customer performance data and on-site review of customer scorecards.

Ford Motor Company’s Scorecard Pocket Guide is now available and listed below.  Others are being developed and will be posted when they are approved.

Ford Scorecard Pocket Guide – Nov 2019

01 November 2019

The OEM Quick Reference Guide has been updated for Groupe Renault.  The file is posted below for you.

The Italian version for Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions FAQs #1-6 and Sanctioned Interpretations SIs #1-8 are listed below.

29 October 2019

The IATF has approved two additional CB Communiques to be released in October.  Please see the links below for more details.

25 October 2019

The IATF conducted a Stakeholder Event in Enghien-Les-Bains, France on 16 October 2019.  A number of certified organizations and Certification Bodies participated. The objective was to inform the suppliers and certification bodies about some of the upcoming projects and the IATF Vision and Strategy initiatives, including CARA (common audit report application), non-conformity management (top NCs), the Data Analytics pilot that some IATF OEMs and some Oversight Offices are testing.  All supporting the overall theme of the Stakeholder event, which was certification must equal product quality.  The presentations from the event are available for download.  Please click the links below to view.

  1. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – IATF Vision and Strategy
  2. Paris Stakeholder Event – Introduction – Certification Must Equal Product Quality
  3. Paris Stakeholder Event – Software in Automotive
  4. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – Data Analytics – CB Breakout
  5. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – IATF CARA Project – CB Breakout
  6. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – NC Mgmt – Supplier Breakout
  7. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – Data Analytics – Supplier Breakout

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/

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.