Introducing IATF 16949:2016

Leading automotive companies can now officially begin the transition to IATF 16949:2016, collectively modernising the industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management.

From 1 October 2017 all audits must be completed to IATF 16949:2016 – the quality management system (QMS) standard for organisations in the automotive industry. As a result, industry leaders will soon benefit from revisions that emphasise continuous improvement, defect prevention and reductions in supply chain variation and wastage. 

The following areas will take precedence in the revised IATF standard: 

  • Risk-based thinking Integration of customer-specific requirements
  • First and second-party auditor competency
  • Product safety Manufacturing feasibility
  • Warranty management
  • Development of products with embedded software
  • Code of ethics
Download this An interview with Kevin How, LRQA Global Automotive Technical Manager to understand what changed and how to prepare for the transition.