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 organizations not certified to ISO/TS 16949 with LRQA, we offer IATF 16949 Gap Analysis to help you and your organization. A Gap Analysis assessment examines and reports on the management system’s readiness for transition and focuses on how the management system has addressed, or plans to address, the changes introduced through the publication of IATF 16949:2016. 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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