IATF 16949 Now Released

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October 2016

Automotive suppliers can begin upgrading their quality system as the revised standard IATF 16949 is now available from AIAG. Clients will also need a copy of ISO 9001:2015 as IATF 16949 consists of only automotive requirements.

Existing ISO/TS 16949 certificates expire Sept 14, 2018. ASR is in the process of reaching out to its certified clients to schedule transition audits.

A transition audit replaces a client's regularly scheduled certification or surveillance audit. The transition audit is equivalent to a recertification audit which is a full system audit addressing all requirements of IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 and begins a new three-year audit cycle.

A key transition point for clients is a requirement to submit updated QMS documents to ASR prior to the start of the transition audit for an off-site documentation review. These documents include quality manual, updated/new procedures and evidence about conformity to IATF 16949. Failure to do so will result in an additional 4 hours to the site's audit to allow the auditor time to collect and review the requested documents.

Valuable information addressing the IATF 16949 transition process can be found by going to www.aiag.org and click the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) transition strategy document.

Contact ASR if your organization has any questions regarding the revised IATF 16949 standard or the transition process.

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