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21 December 2021

The IATF has approved the following CB Communiques to be released.

CB Communique 2021-012 IATF ADP Pre study requirements for New Auditor Candidates

The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF-recognized certification bodies, including their auditors and free ticket candidates, about changes in the ADP pre study requirements for new auditor candidates previously communicated in CB Communique #2020-003 “Auditing FMEA and Control Plan” & “Auditing MSA and SPC” on the IATF ADP (Mandatory Training/Quiz Requirements).

Effective 1 January 2022, New auditor candidates are now required to complete and pass the Auditing FMEA and Control Plan & Auditing MSA and SPC training and quiz modules in the IATF ADP before they are able to register for a New Auditor Training Event.

17 December 2021

Ford has updated their Customer Specific Requirements.  The primary changes include:

FMEA updates:

  • Acceptance (rather than approval) of Organization Design Responsible DMFEA
  • New requirement to use Foundation FMEAs
  • FMEA Information Flow and Linkage requirement clarified from Foundation FMEA through to part FMEAs and through to work instructions
  • FMEA Software required to ensure linkage between affected documents
  • Use of reverse FMEA Process

Please find below the updated file.
Ford Motor Company Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016 – Effective 03 January 2022

01 November 2021

The IATF Oversight Office at the VDA QMC located in Berlin, Germany has two immediate vacancies and is looking for experts with experience and wide knowledge of the IATF Certification Scheme.

Please note that these positions are full-time positions in Berlin, Germany. The applicants have to be fluent in German and English however the relevant applications have to be made in German.

The detailed job description can be found when clicking on the below links:

If you are interested in taking a new challenge, please apply for these vacancies and see what we have to offer.

07 October 2021

Geely Group has issued their Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016.  Please see below links for IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2021-003 and Geely Customer Specific Requirements in Chinese and English

06 October 2021

At the request of LGAI Technological Center SA, the contract with the IATF will be terminated effective 31st December 2021. Therefore LGAI Technological Center SA will no longer be recognized by the IATF as a Certification Body for IATF 16949 certification effective 1st January 2022. In response to this, the IATF developed a transfer process including several waivers and concessions to support those organizations currently certified by LGAI to transfer to another IATF-recognized Certification Body. Please see below for the process.

20 September 2021

The IATF has approved the following CB Communiques to be released.

12 August 2021

Stellantis (ex FCA) and Stellantis (ex PSA) have updated their Quick Reference Guides and Screen Images.  Please find below their updated files.

21 July 2021

The IATF has revised and reissued both SIs 3 and 10 plus issued new SIs 21and 22 related to IATF 16949.  Please find below CB Communique 2021-009 and the IATF 16949 SIs.

      • The revised SI 10 is related to section (External Laboratory) and is effective August 2021.
      • The revised SI 3 is related to (Contingency Plans) and is effective November 2021.
      • The new SIs 21 and 22 are related to (Risk Analysis) and 7.2.1 (Competence – supplemental) respectively and are effective November 2021.

14 June 2021

The IATF has revised and reissued both SI 9,10 and 20 plus issued new SI 29 related to Rules 5th Edition.  Please find below CB Communique 2021-007 and Rules 5th Edition SIs.

      • The revised SI 9 & 10 is related to the Foreword and section 5.8 (Conducting onsite audit activities).
      • The revised SI 20 and new SI 29 is related to the section 5.14 (Letter of Conformance) and is effective 1 July 2021.

01 June 2021

The sixth Revision of the IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 document incorporates the following updates:

  • Two new Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) were added: FAQs no. 10 and no. 11
  • Best Practices for remote audits were added
  • Minor clarifications were introduced on pages 11, 15 and 26

All changes to the previously communicated Revision 5 are highlighted in red.