Getting IATF 16949 Certified in San Jose, California (CA)
Reliance on manufacturers in the care sector is the most important thing for the distributor and all other supply chain organizations. Suppliers must maintain the autonomy of their own operations and must consider the unique criteria of their customers. Suppliers are found that are especially focused on improving quality. You will gain a strategic advantage as a manufacturer by getting a professional Quality Management System in operation. IATF 16949 (formerly ISO / TS 16949) refers to any company involved in the supply chain for the automotive / motorcycle market.
IATF 16949, in accordance with ISO 9001:2015, defines the specifications of the quality control framework for the design and development, manufacturing, and, where applicable, installation, and service of automotive goods. IATF 16949 refers to the locations of the company where the customer-specified components are assembled for manufacturing and/or operation. Supporting on-site or centralized operations (such as concept centers, corporate offices, and delivery centers) are part of the facility assessment because they support the company, but can not receive stand-alone IATF 16949 approval.
What is the IATF?
The IATF is a coalition of car producers and their respective trade organizations founded to provide their customers worldwide with better quality goods. All approved organizations are linked to the recognized organizations’ IATF database, a copy of their certificate details is found on the database, which may then be checked at any point.
Who does it apply to?
The standard refers to every company that provides the automobile industry with materials, systems, and accessories. In this sense the concept of manufacturing is recognized as the assembly or engineering cycle for raw components, production or service pieces, modules or heat treatment, welding, coating, plating, or other finishing facilities.
How does it align with ISO 9001
The standard is completely compatible with and will complement ISO 9001:2015. IATF 16949:2016 is not an official quality control framework, and all organizations requiring compliance of this specific standard will need to comply with the specifications of ISO 9001:2015. Unlike ISO / TS 16949, however, IATF 16949:2016 does not include the text of ISO 9001:2015 but includes only the additional specifications unique to the automotive field.
There are many big improvements implemented in IATF 16949:2016. Many organizations that are expected to move to it, such as manufacturers who supply components for the company, must closely analyze it to thoroughly consider all of its requirements. The transfer period would have to be finished by 14 September 2018.
Emphasis on regulations
The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) has established the IATF 16949 framework to facilitate change in the certification phase, both in the OEM and its supply chain. Since the 1980s, relentless efficiency and competition, along with persistent efforts to attain optimum quality levels, have forced the key OEMs to specifically identify different management criteria that can be implemented into the ISO 9000 framework, but which are often targeted at unique reference industry specifications.
The previous specifications related to the automobile industry emerged into the QS9000, AVSQ-94, and VDA 6.1 systems, prior to the convergence of all the separate requirements published in IATF 16949 in the various States. Today ISO Pros in San Jose, California (CA) is here to assist your organization to become certified.