It is a standard that establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS), specifically for the automotive sector.
Originally created to harmonize different assessment and certification schemes worldwide in the supply chain for the automotive sector. It is the development of a QMS that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems
It is jointly developed by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. It is a common automotive quality system requirement based on ISO 9001, and customer specific requirements from the automotive sector.
IATF 16949 Automation Certificate Requirements
Companies that tend to get certified should also comply with the requirements outlined by customers. Requirements fall into two categories: