ISO/TS 16949 Rule Changes

on . Posted in IATF 16949

Here are some important rule changes:
  • The Pre-Assessment auditors are not able to perform the registration audits
  • Pre-Assessment on-site time is limited to 80% of Stage 2 on-site time
  • Corporate quoting methodologies are permitted for manufacturing or value added organizations. Corporate refers to the quoting scheme only. Each value added site must have a separate audit report and a separate certificate
  • Sampling sites is not allowed
  • Each subsequent recertification and surveillance cycle, different auditors must be used
  • Corrective action responses must be in the Seven- or Eight-Discipline method, depending on the customer
  • For Major (Hold) corrective actions, the client must determine root cause and implement correction within 20 days from the end of the site audit and an on-site Special audit for verification is required
  • Surveillance events must be of equal duration
  • Renewal Audit must occur within 3 years of the previous initial or re-registration (renewal) event and well before the certificate expiry date to prevent a certification lapse (that would require a full registration re-assessment)
  • The certificate must be issued within 120 days of the last day on site at the initial or renewal event

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