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05 December 2022

The IATF has approved the following CB Communiqué which details new IATF ADP Mandatory Training/Quiz Requirements.

CB Communique_2022-003 – AIAG_VDA Harmonized approach to FMEA

The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF-recognized certification bodies, including their auditors and free ticket candidates, about training and quiz materials for the AIAG/VDA harmonized approach to FMEA on the IATF Auditor Development Process (ADP). The training and quiz modules for the harmonized AIAG/VDA approach to FMEA will be available from 7 December 2022 in the IATF ADP. These training and quiz modules contain important information for understanding and auditing this approach to FMEA.

For all active auditors and free ticket candidates, the first initial take of the training and quiz module must be completed by 7 March 2023 with successful completion of the quiz no later than 7 June 2023, which includes up to 3 retakes after the initial quiz testing.

27 October 2022

The IATF has developed a brochure to highlight “The Value Add of Successful IATF 16949 Implementation” which has been published on this IATF Global Oversight web page.
The brochure is available through the icon link on this page and through the following link IATF16949 Value Add Brochure.

IATF has approved Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-10 describing the monthly publication of the following:

  • Top 10 major nonconformities from certification body audits globally Top Ten NCs Major
  • Top 10 minor nonconformities from certification body audits globally Top Ten NCs Minor
  • IATF certificate distribution map showing the total number of IATF 16949 certificates for countries with greater than 500 certificates and by region globally Global Cert Distribution

A new menu tab called “Statistics” has been added to the website. The charts will be uploaded to this location on a monthly basis, available through Statistics.

14 September 2022

The purpose of this Stakeholder Communiqué is to advise all IATF Stakeholders about the introduction of a unique identification number for IATF 16949 certified organizations.

22 June 2022

IVECO Group has issued their Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949:2016.  Please see the link below.

26 May 2022

The IATF has approved Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-008 Release of Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to IATF 16949:2016 and an SI for Rules 5th Edition

The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF Stakeholders that the IATF has issued IATF 16949 Sanctioned Interpretation SI 23 – SI 25, Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretation SI 31 and a revised IATF 16949 Frequently Asked Question FAQ 29.

08 April 2022

The IATF has approved Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-007 IATF certification activities in Ukraine.   The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF Stakeholders regarding global waivers and measures of the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) in response to the situation in Ukraine.  Please see below the link to IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-007.

07 April 2022

The IATF has approved Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-006 IATF Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions and Sanctioned Interpretations.

The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF Stakeholders that the IATF has revised and reissued Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretation SI 29, along with the issuance of SI 30 and Frequently Asked Question FAQ 8.

31 March 2022

IATF has launched the Chinese IATF website and the IATF Performance Complaint Management System (IATF CMS) within the IATF database.  Below are the details for both.

Chinese IATF website
This website is designed to specifically translate the predominately English content of the English IATF website into Chinese language. The IATF Chinese website will further promote the IATF brand in China and improve the understanding of the needs of the IATF, especially for China-based OEMs, China-based Certification Bodies and their auditors and China-based Suppliers.

The Chinese IATF website is available through https://iatfglobaloversight.org.cn/

The Stakeholder Communique announcing the launch of this Chinese IATF website is available through IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-005 – Launch of the IATF Website in Chinese

IATF Performance Complaint Management System (IATF CMS) within the IATF Database
The IATF CMS is a workflow tool which provides a standard approach for the submission and management of performance complaints against IATF 16949 certified organizations initiated by IATF OEMs or IATF Oversight offices and is aligned to the certificate decertification process defined in the Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition 5th Edition.

An IATF Performance Complaint Management System user manual is provided in the IATF database and client portal to support the implementation of this initiative.

Refer to IATF Stakeholder Communique 2022-004 for further information. (see below)

IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-004 – Launch of the IATF CMS

11 March 2022

Mercedes-Benz Group AG have updated their Customer Specific Requirements.  The primary changes include:

  • Refer to the current version of Mercedes-Benz Special Terms (2020) and updated specific section and paragraph numbers
  • Added non-discrimination to the CSR for Sustainability / Health and Safety
  • Updates links and use of “Mercedes-Benz AG” name throughout
  • Removed reference to use of Certus system to upload IATF 16949 certificates
  • Included the Mercedes-Benz Special Terms 2020 document

Mercedes-Benz AG Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – February 2022
Mercedes-Benz Special Terms 2020

03 March 2022

The following IATF 16949 Sanctioned Interpretations and Rules 5th Sanctioned Interpretations have been updated

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Polish

28 February 2022

The IATF has approved Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-003 and IATF Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations.   The purpose of this Communiqué is to advise all IATF Stakeholders that the IATF has revised Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations SI 9 (Foreword) and 10 (Conducting onsite audit activities).  Please see below link to IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-003 and IATF Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations

 

18 February 2022

The IATF has published Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-002 – Use of Authorized Versions of IATF Publications.  This communique emphasizes the importance of using authorized IATF publications, including translations, and states where to find the authorized documents.   Please see below link to IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-002.

IATF Stakeholder Communique 2022-002 – Use of Authorized Publications_Feb2022

Volkswagen Group have also updated their Customer Specific Requirements.  The primary changes include:

  • Updated name for the Product Conformity Safety Representative (4.4.1.2)
  • Several updated chapter numbers for Formel-Q-konkret references throughout the CSRs
  • Additional layout requirements for D/TLD products (8.6.2)
  • Eliminated CSRs for clauses 8.6.5 (statutory and regulatory conformity) and 8.7.1.7 (Nonconforming product disposition)
  • Added requirement for software development capability assessment (9.2.2.1)

Volkswagen Group – Customer Specific Requirements – March 2022

27 January 2022

Effective 1 February 2022, the seventh Revision of the IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 document incorporates the following updates:

  • Revised requirements to add time for remote audits
  • New requirements added to clarify that the certification decisions shall be made prior to the original expiration date of the existing certificate
  • New requirement added to clarify when to cancel certificates that were granted a global six (6) months extension
  • Clarified applicability of audit days reduction associated with a Letter of Conformance after a remote initial audit
  • Clarified that Stage 1 is a Readiness Review
  • Added new FAQ 12
  • Clarified in Annex A which topics are for the opening meeting agenda of remotely conducted audits
  • Requirements previously contained within Revision 4 have been moved to a linked separate document for historical reference.
  • All changes to the previously communicated Revision 6 are highlighted in red.

IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 – Revision 7

20 January 2022

At the IATF 2021 November virtual meeting, the IATF unanimously voted to welcome IVECO Group into the IATF as an OEM voting member. This marks a significant milestone in the history of the IATF as IVECO Group will be the first dedicated Heavy Truck and Commercial Vehicle member to join the IATF and is a clear signal of IATF’s intent to boost the scheme’s growth in different areas of the automotive sector.

Please see below links to IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-001 announcing IVECO Group’s membership in the IATF.

IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-001 January 2022 IVECO Group

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

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.