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IATF 16949:2016 Overview


This course offers an overview on IATF 16949:2016 also commonly known as the Automotive Quality Management System (QMS) standard.  It defines the fundamental QMS requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organizations.  The goal of IATF 16949:2016 is to develop a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention, and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. 


It is important to note that IATF 16949:2016 is not a stand-alone standard, it is a supplementary standard used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.   Since the IATF 16949:2016 standard uses the same general section headings and clause structure as ISO 9001:2015, this means each section of IATF 16949:2016 is fully aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 high level structure.


This course will provide delegates great insights to the QMS requirements and how to ensure compliance by using examples that are relevant to automotive products, processes and services.



At the end of this overview, participants will be able to review and define the key requirements within IATF 16949:2016 related to:

  • The overall IATF 1694:2016 clause requirements
  • The QMS High Level Structure (HLS)
  • 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



Managers, Heads of Department/Process, Internal Auditors and QMS Managers



1 day


PRE-REQUISITE (Important Note)

Delegates attending this course must have undergone training in ISO 9001:2015 and are well versed with the requirements. This course will not cover requirements of ISO 9001:2015 but will cover sections of IATF 16949:2016 requirements which are aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 high level structure. 

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