Getting IATF 16949 Certified in Kansas City, Missouri (MO)
IATF is an international standard that helps automotive companies to reduce wastes and variations in the supply chain by use of continuous improvement. It is a quality management standard that is specially designed for the automotive industry.
The standard applies to ISO 9001 QMS as its foundation and it incorporates the most recent automotive standards that span the globe. Organizations that adopt this standard demonstrate a high level of dedication to the quality of excellence.
The quality management standard of the automotive industry makes sure that your organization is creating high-quality products and performs services in line with the stringent requirements of the automotive industry. It defines the requirements for the quality management system for the development and design, assembly, installation, and production of automotive-related products.
It also deals with the relevant services that apply to the automotive industry. When you obtain an IATF certificate, it gives your customers assurance that your organization has a commitment to a consistent and effective supply chain.
Benefits of IATF to the Organization
- Demonstrates to your clients that you have the ability to provide products that meet the set safety and regulatory requirements
- Gives you a plan for increasing efficiency and productivity
- Addresses and identifies the risks that are associated with your company driving improvement and innovation
- Make sure that your company demonstrates social responsibility and ethical practices like implementing the anti-bribery policy.
Transition to IATF 16949
IATF 16949 was published to replace the ISO/TS 16949 standard in 2016. All the ISO/TS 16949 certificates expired in September 2016. The major changes from the older version to IATF 16949 encompassed putting more emphasis on the safety of the products, expanding the focus on the management of risk, supplier management, and many more.
When you have a management system certification for the automotive quality management system standard, you will be able to improve your customer satisfaction and products continuously. IQC The ISO Pros has industry expert auditors who deliver thorough and innovative IATF auditing solutions. The results will help you to see your organization more clearly. You need a consultancy team that uses valuable teams to help you meet your objectives, adapt to standard revision, and help your business to realize measurable improvements.
The Certification Structure
International Automotive Task Force (IATF): The International Automotive Task Force is basically an ad hoc’ group of automotive manufacturers together with their representative trade associations. The group was specifically created to improve automotive customer’s quality globally. The website has access to the IATF publications, OEM requirements, communique, rules, and the 16949 standards.
International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB): This is one of the five offices that were created by the IATF to oversee certification bodies that issue certificates and carry out the audit exercise. The IOAB is oversight of Intertek.
Automotive Action Industry Group (AIAG): The entity collaborates with the IATF and 5 oversight groups and the core tools (MSA, SPC, Control Plan, FMEA, etc.). In case you need any help with the implementation of this standard, all you need to do is contact IQC The ISO Pros.
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