08 April 2021
At the IATF 2021 Spring meeting, the IATF unanimously voted to welcome Geely Group into the IATF as an OEM voting member. This marks a significant milestone in the history of the IATF as Geely Group will be the first Asia member to join the IATF and is a clear signal of IATF’s intent to boost the scheme’s growth around the world.
Please see below links to CB Communique 2021-006 and IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2021-002 announcing Geely Group’s membership in the IATF.
06 April 2021
The IATF has revised and reissued both SI 10 and FAQ 7 related to IATF 16949:2016. Please find below CB Communique 2021-005 and their related files.
- CB Communique 2021-005 – IATF 16949 SIs and FAQs
- IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs)
- The revised SI 10 for the IATF 16949:2016 standard is related to section 184.108.40.206.2 (External Laboratory) and is effective June 2021
- IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- The revised FAQ 7 for the IATF 16949:2016 standard is also related to 220.127.116.11.2 (External Laboratory).
06 April 2021
The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Oversight Office in France, known as IATF France, is seeking qualified candidates who are interested in becoming an IATF witness auditor. The ideal candidate would be an active third-party IATF 16949 auditor or have a minimum of four (4) years practical experience working in automotive manufacturing (or similar scope of applicability) to be considered.
We are seeking two candidates who are fluent in French and English or Spanish and English. The detailed job description can be found below. To apply, please send your resume, or CV, to Mr Eric Canu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mrs Mailys Inyuma (email@example.com).
30 March 2021
In support of the merger between PSA and FCA to form Stellantis announced earlier this year, the IATF is updating this IATF Global Oversight web page to reflect the new company name.
The following pages have been updated to bring all the Stellantis information together but still include the requirements from the various divisions of Stellantis:
Note: the PSA Opel Vauxhall CSRs have been deleted and organizations previously using those CSRs will need to comply with the Stellantis ex PSA CSRs available on the OEM CSR web page, specifically Group PSA Customer Specific Requirements for use with IATF 16949:2016 – Effective May 1, 2018
16 March 2021
FCA Italy SpA have updated their Customer Specific Requirements. Please find below the updated file.
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.
- CB Communique 2021-004 – Rules 5th Edition FAQ
- Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs ) #1-7
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
- Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #26-28 – issued in February 2021, effective 30 June 2021
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:
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.
The SIs for Rules 5th Edition
The SIs for IATF 16949
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.