Transitioning from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016

The automotive industry’s IATF 16949:2016 standard was published on 1st October 2016 by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and it replaces ISO/TS 16949, one of the most widely used international standards for quality management within the sector.

IATF 16949:2016 standard replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009, and no audits can be conducted to ISO/TS 16949:2009 after 1st October 2017. All organizations must have completed their transition to IATF 16949:2016 by 14th September 2018.

IATF 16949:2016 is an innovative, strongly customer-focused standard which incorporates common automotive customer-specific requirements. Its development was further shaped by the feedback of certification bodies, auditors, suppliers as well as original equipment manufacturers. IATF 16949:2016 is not a stand-alone quality management standard, but is implemented as a supplement to and in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.

IATF 16949:2016 Transition Timeline

IATF 16949 Transition Resources

IATF 16949 Training

With the introduction of the new IATF 16949:2016 standard, organizations will need to train a number of staff, from their audit teams through to top management.

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IATF 16949 Gap Analysis

For new or existing LRQA clients with ISO 9001:2015 certification, we offer IATF 16949 Gap Analysis to help you and your organization become IATF 16949:2016 certified.  However, please note gap analysis are not available to any organization that has current certification to ISO/TS 16949:20019 with any certification body. Learn more and Request a Quote.

IATF 16949 Transition Assessment

  • Documentation review: Your quality management system documentation (i.e. quality manual and procedures) will be reviewed by an LRQA assessor to evidence conformity to IATF 16949:2016.
  • Transitional assessment: An LRQA assessor will certify your organization against IATF 16949:2016 following a successful transition visit.

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