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Automotive quality management
Standards and schemes relating to Automotive Management Systems
In October 2016, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) published a revised quality management system (QMS) standard specifically for the automotive industry, known as IATF 16949:2016.
The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has just published IATF 16949:2016, replacing ISO/TS 16949:2009 and represents the revised quality management standard for the automotive sector.
ISO/TS 16949:2009 is one of the most widely used international Quality Management System (QMS) standards, and like many other international standards, it is currently under revision. Scheduled for publication in October this year, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has announced in the last few days that the newly revised standard will be published as IATF 16949:2016.
Following the September 2015 final publications of ISO 9001:2015 (quality management) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management), other popular industry and ISO standards are still under revision, including AS9100 (aerospace quality management), ISO/TS 16949 (automotive quality management), ISO 50001 (energy management) and FSSC 22000 (food safety management).
Earlier this year, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) gathered in Rome to review the first revision of international automotive quality standard ISO/TS 16949. Based on currently available information, the anticipated publication of the revised standards was Q3 2016; we now understand that the target publication date is set for December 2016.
During April, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) held a stakeholder conference in Rome which was attended by representatives of almost 100 recognized certification bodies, supplier organizations and IATF member organizations to review the first revision of International automotive quality standard ISO/TS 16949.