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How to define roles and responsibilities within an IATF 16949-based QMS

Implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) based on IATF 16949 is a joint effort – not only of the top management, but of all employees involved in the process. Any organization that has a QMS certified to IATF 16949 should be aware of the importance of allocation of employee roles …

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How to Write a Quality Policy Compliant with IATF 16949

Having a documented Quality Policy is one of the formal requirements for mandatory documentation in the IATF 16949 standard. The standard doesn’t add any additional requirements to ISO 9001 which requires that top management define a quality policy for the organization. What is this policy about? How do you make sure …

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How to Establish Measurement System Analysis According to IATF 16949

Today, manufacturing companies gather massive amounts of information through measurement and inspection. When this measurement data is being used to make decisions regarding the process and the business in general, it is vital that the data is accurate. If there are errors in your measurement system, you will be making …

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IATF 16949 Audit Types & How they Affect Process Improvement

IATF 16949 puts great emphasis on the compliance with requirements of the standard itself, as well as customer-specific requirements. It expands upon ISO 9001 regarding internal audits by providing more requirements for an internal audit program and adding requirements for quality management system audits, manufacturing process audits and product audits. …

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How to implement management review according to IATF 16949

Do you see the IATF 16949 requirements for Management Review as less of a benefit and more of a waste of time? Many companies see Management Review as an unpleasant necessity of maintaining compliance with IATF 16949 but, if used properly, this is far from the truth. However you choose …

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Requirements for competence of IATF 16949 internal auditors

IATF 16949 is more complex than most management system standards, such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, and so are the requirements for competence of internal auditors. The internal audit is one of the key functions for maintaining excellence within a QMS (Quality Management System), so what attributes does the …

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How to establish an error-proofing process according to IATF 16949

Continual improvement is a crucial part of any Quality Management System (QMS), and IATF 16949 brings it to the next level by requiring problem-solving and error-proofing processes as a part of the requirements for continual improvement. Error-proofing represents a structured approach to ensuring the quality of products throughout the entire …

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How to ensure competence of your employees according to IATF 16949

IATF 16949 explains the requirements for competence in far more detail than does ISO 9001. By expanding and specifying the competence requirements, it emphasizes the importance of competencies to a Quality Management System based on IATF 16949. In addition to the ISO 9001 requirements for competence, IATF 16949 specifies requirements …

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How to Develop a Control Plan According to IATF 16949

In order to implement IATF 16949, the organization needs to develop Control Plans at the system, subsystem, component, and/or material levels for the relevant manufacturing site and all product supplied. What is a Control Plan and when is it used? A Control Plan is a written description of the system …

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Ensuring product safety according to IATF 16949

Surprisingly, most of the questions I receive every day regarding IATF 16949 are not about core tools, or any other aspect of the standard, but rather about the product safety. One of the many additions brought about by the new version of the standard involves new and expanded requirements regarding …

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Establishing Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) in IATF 16949

Listening to the voice of the customer is what Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is all about. The purpose of APQP is to get a clear understanding of customer wants, needs, and expectations regarding the product, and to develop necessary plans to ensure customer product expectations are met in every …

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What is FMEA, and how to apply it in IATF 16949

Every year we hear news about some big recall in the automotive industry. The main purpose of FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) is to help us foresee those failures and take actions to prevent them, although it is not always possible. Results of FMEA provide valuable inputs for many …

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How to establish QMS Statistical Process Control according to IATF 16949

In clause 9.1.1.1, IATF 16949 requires organizations to determine the appropriate use of statistical tools, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) is the usual choice. SPC is a methodology mainly used to monitor and control the behavior of the manufacturing process, but it can be used for any process that has …

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What are the five core tools of IATF 16949?

Core quality tools have become one of the foundations for implementation and maintenance of any QMS (Quality Management System) based on IATF 16949. Together with automotive manufacturers, AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) developed this set of methodologies and techniques to enhance the effectiveness of the IATF 16949-based QMS, provide high-quality …

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How to define scope of the QMS according to IATF 16949:2016

In order to establish a QMS (Quality Management System) according to IATF 16949, you first need to define everything the QMS will apply to. This requirement is nothing new to quality standards, or any other management system standard, for that matter. Although it seems like just a formality, defining the …

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