December 3, 2020

What Is IATF 16949 And Why Was Changed

IATF 16949

 The structures of ISO 9001:2008 

Today, I will tell you about IATF 16949. The current iso/ts 16949 2009 is based upon this model is very much based upon a plan do check act approach with some responsibilities on management.

Which is in Section 5 section about resource management which is section 6 the main product realization processes which are section7 and then the measurement analysis and improvement which is in section 8 with the quality management system requirements in Section 4.

This is the model that the Curran iso/ts 16949 2009 is based upon. So why did iso 9001 need to change the reason was the common framework an Excel ISO made a fundamental decision in 2012 that all management system standards will be revised around the common framework in this common framework. 

 

What is ISO 9001 2015 

There are common definitions for example organization interested party policy competence conformity and there are also examples of common identical texts, for example, 

Top management challenge responsibilities and authorities for the relevant roles are assigned and communicated within the organization. 

These common frameworks were designed to be used for any future revision of management system standards so yet the reason for the change in ISO 9001 was to align it with this new annex SL but also the ISO committee periodically reviews the standards and every five years nominally quality management system standards are reviewed by the ISO Technical Committee the brief for this revision was to decrease the emphasis on documentation increase the emphasis on achieving value for the organization and its customers and also increasing emphasis on risk management to achieve the organization and the customer specified objectives.

So as with the revision of any standard, it goes through a structured revision process in May 2013 we saw the committee draft for the ISO 9001 2015 revision that then moved on to the draft international standard which was published in May 2014 in July 2015 we saw the final draft international standard and finally in September 2015. 

We saw the publication of ISO 9001 2015 as with the revision in previous editions the international standards organization developed a three-year transition program for organizations certified to ISO 9001:2008. So that 3-year revision started in September 2015 and all organizations certified to ISO 9001:2008 have to make the transition to ISO 9001 2015 September 2018. 

So the first thing that we all have to get used to is the structure of iso 9001 2015 based upon the structure of the annex there are 10 actions within ISO 9001 2015 section

 1. scope 

 2. Normative references 

 3. Terms and definitions  

Are all there as introductions these sections are not auditable but are set in the context for the structure of the standard form, Section 4 which is the context of the organization right the way through to section 10 which is an improvement, all those sections will be covered by an ISO 9001 2015 audit. so I think one of the very good things about this model is it is still based upon a plan do check approach but unlike the previous version, leadership is at the center of the model. 

So all the requirements in Section 5 of iso 9001 2015 are related to lead the other thing. 

The customer requirements but understanding the requirements of all interested parties this is one of the significant changes that we’ll talk about later in the presentation the other thing that you will see is that the organization has to set the context in which it is operating this is a key role for top management to define the strategic the direction of the organization taken into account internal and external factors another key factor is that the standard is still very much based upon the process approach was first introduced in the year 2000 by the revision of iso 9001. 

Then and it is still very much inherent within the iso 9001 2015 so this means that the organization must have within its quality management system a clearly defined set of processes and one of the new requirements that we will see in iso 9001 2015 is that these quality management system processes are aligned with the organization business processes now any process has to have sources of inputs value-added activities output and then the outputs will be received by interested parties these interested parties could be people working within the organization they could be the customer or they could be other relevant interested parties. 

So now let’s take a look at the changes in ISO 9001 2015 and how they’ve affected automotive quality management systems. 

What is IATF 16949  

So the automotive management scheme is managed by the international automotive task force what you can see now is the structure of IATF 16949 is not a legal entity. IATF 16949 is made up of a number of global OMS and national supplier organizations,  

The national supplier organizations are the organizations responsible for the management on a day to day basis of the automotive quality management certification scheme currently.

American automotive industry the VDA six standards which were very much led by the German automotive manufacturers ABSQ which was led by the Italian manufacturers and ei QF which was led by the French manufacturers this posed a nightmare for organizations in the global automotive supply chain that were supplying more than one country vehicle makers at that time it meant that organizations had to have separate certificates relevant to the country of the vehicle manufacturer they were supplied in 1999.

We saw the historic landmark of iso/ts16949 first edition issued then we saw the revision of iso/ts in year 2002 that was the second edition and then in 2009. We saw the third edition of iso/ts 16949 all of these were based upon the relevant version of ISO 9001 and all of these required an organization not only to require that they understand the requirements of iso/ts 16949 but also they understand customer-specific requirements. Which are added to the iso/ts 16949 requirements?

So based upon the change in ISO 9001 2015 IATF 16949 had to start the revision process for iso/ts16949 the process started in 2015 one of the fundamental decisions. that I made was to publish the document, not iso/ts 16949 but as IATF 16949 and they made it very clear that they still wanted to keep a lineman with the international standard ISO 9001 2015 what we saw in October of 2016 is the final publication of IATF 16949 2016.  

Also, IATF 16949 has been working in parallel to this revision on updating the rules for achieving an IATF 16949 recognition and is expected in November of 2016.

That we will see the fifth edition of the rules issued which will make the alignment to the new IATF 16949 one of the decisions that IATF 16949 made was to make sure that the transition for organizations are already certified to ISO ts 169 49 2000 nine to make sure that that transition to the new IATF 16949 2016 is made at the very latest by September 2018 now this puts quite a time pressure on organizations to make a successful transition to the new standard so what you can see on the screen now then is the front cover for the automotive quality management system standard IATF16949 2016. 

The quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service part organizations and obviously this is the first edition of the document and as I said it was published on the 1st of October 2016 one of the important thing for organizations to understand is the goal of IATF 16949 this provides a framework for an organization’s continual improvement of the emphasis on defect prevention and also the promotion of the reduction in variation and waste in the supply chain if have not changed this the goal this goal is basically the same as it was iso/ts 16949 but it’s very important for you organizations that are looking to transition to IATF 16949 that you keep this goal at the front of your mind this change process is not just about updating your documentation but to make sure that any changes that you make continue to provide for continual improvement of your organization that it really does focus on reducing defects both internally within your organization but even more importantly defects that your customer because obviously, 

The aims are you do not produce defects but also to stay in business organizations have to continually improve and that will result in the variation and the waste in the supply chain being reduced so please will you go into this revision process please keep this the goal at the front of your minds in making the transition one of the key documents that you need to look is the IATF 16949 transition strategy converting organizations from iso/ts16949 to IATF 16949 this document is available for download free of charge at the IATF global oversight website which you can see on the screen within this transition document one of the clear statements that IATF has made. 

That after 1st of October 2017 no audits shall be conducted to iso/ts 16949 2009 also in organizations making the transition, the transition audit to IATF16949 will be the duration of a recertification audit also time needs to be included by the stiff location body auditors for an off-site review of your organization documentation which should demonstrate you’ve aligned your systems to meet the new IATF requirements the transition audit must cover the site that represents. 

The value-added manufacturing processes but also any relevant remote support functions reinforced eyes again that the transition for the site and any relevant support functions must be completed by September 2018 all of this is defined within the transition strategy.

 

So this slide then really just summarizes the transition process in September 2015 we saw the publication of ISO 9001 2015 IATF then worked on the new automotive quality management standard. That was published as IATF 16949 2016 that was published on the 1st of October2016.

 

The transition process starts in January 2017 by that stage the suffocation body should have qualified auditors that can undertake the transition audit and then another key timetable in September 2018 when the transition to IATF 16949 2016 must be formally completed that timescale means that the audit has to be undertaken the transition audit plus any non-conformities from the transition audit have to be effectively addressed and verified by the certification body as closed before the new IATF certificate can be issued.

 

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