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05 Jun 2021

What are the changes from ts 16949 to IATF 16949:2016?

As we know that all ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates will officially expire with IATF 16949:2016 replacing the standard on September 14, 2018. Here are some changes from TS 16949 to 16949 : 2016 given below:

  • One of the most major areas of focus in IATF 16949 is Management Accountability for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The new standard requires that companies not only set targets, but also provide details on action plans if they aren’t meeting them.
  • The IATF standard has a completely new section called Product Safety. The focus of this clause is to ensure that every product performs its intended or designated function, without causing any unexpected loss or damage.
  • IATF 16949 expands a number of requirements aimed at helping organizations improve their internal and supplier audit processes. Individual requirements are broken out across quality management system (QMS) auditors, manufacturing process auditors and product auditors.