Embracing the IATF 16949 Automotive Standard
The International Automotive Task Force (known as IATF 16949:2016) recently released its new global quality standard.
This new standard, combined with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and customer-specific requirements, define the core quality management system obligations for global automotive production and service parts organizations.
The goal of IATF:16949, ISO 9001 and customer-specific requirements is to guide the development of quality management systems that provide continuous improvement, prevent defects and reduce risk in the supply chain.
To fully address potential risk in their supply chains, executive management at automotive tier suppliers must demonstrate a commitment to evaluating and planning for risk to ensure that appropriate remedial plans and actions are in place.