ISO9001:2015 IATF16949


My company is an automotive component manufacturer, and has a certification of quality management system standard ISO/TS 16949. After new ISO9001:2015 was released last year, it as well as other automotive companies has to get new certification of ISO9001 and IATF16949.


I has not been engaged in the quality management standard, so I don’t know the detail. But I understand that IATF16949 is stricter requirement than ISO/TS16949.


ISO9001:2015 has decreased the instructive provisions which defined details due to reflect diversity of object organizations. On the other hand, IATF, which is abbreviation for the International Automotive Task Force, 16949 is contrasting. It is filled with the instructive and peculiar requirements.


There are some ramped up requirements.

1.    Risk based management

2.    Integration of specific requirements of a customer into the standard

3.    Competence requirements for internal audits

4.    Product safety

5.    Manufacturing feasibility etc.

We need to deal with the requirements by process approach.


It’s interesting that compared that the revised ISO9001 is accepting more objects, IATF16949 appears to narrow down the object companies. Is it a good thought?


At any rate, it needs a tough work to revamp the in-house rules for the new ISO9001/IATF16949.