IATF 16949:2016 (replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009) is a standard that establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS), specifically for the automotive sector.
The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that provides for continual improvement, underlining defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The standard, combined with applicable Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR’s), define the QMS requirements for automotive production, service and/or accessory parts.
Implementing IATF 16949 ensures that customers receive consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn may bring many increase revenue and profits. IATF 16949 specifies requirements for a Quality Management System for the organization to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory, regulatory and product safety requirements.