Standard for Quality Management Systems for the Automotive Supplier Industry
The automotive QMS Standard, IATF 16949, is a quality management standard for the automotive supplier industry, issued by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF).
IATF 16949, along with applicable automotive customer-specific requirements, ISO 9001:2015 requirements, and ISO 9000:2015 defines the fundamental quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organizations. As such this Automotive QMS Standard cannot be considered a stand-alone QMS Standard but has to be comprehend as a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001:2015 is published as a separate ISO Standard.
IATF 16949 outlines the requirements for product development, manufacture and, where applicable assembly. The certification always applies to one production site.
Expert auditors analyze and evaluate the customers' organization. If all necessary requirements are fulfilled, the site is certified according to ISO TS 16949. The management system at the organisation is subject to periodic surveillance.
Certified organizations may use the test mark in their communications.
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