IATF 16949:2016

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Certification
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Certification Process

IATF 16949:2016 for Automotive Quality Management Systems, in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the quality system requirements for the design/development, manufacturing, installation and servicing of automotive-related products. IATF 16949:2016 certification is a mandatory industry requirement. It was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to align automotive quality systems throughout the world.

Benefits of Certification

Benefits of IATF 16949:2016 certification include:

  • Improved product and process quality, which can reduce costs
  • Ability to gain supplier of choice status with many of the world's largest automotive manufacturers that require certification to IATF 16949:2016
  • Easier integration into existing quality management programs as IATF 16949:2016 is based on ISO 9001

The NSF-ISR process is about making sure you meet your customer's requirements and conform to the specification. We offer value-added auditing focused on performance. Our approach ensures that our audits bring value to your business and supply chain.

Why Work With NSF?

At NSF-ISR, we know IATF 16949:2016. NSF-ISR is a leader in quality and environmental management systems certifications and one of the largest automotive registrars in North America.

We were among the first to be recognized by the IATF to conduct IATF 16949:2016 audits. We bring real-world knowledge and practical experience to our auditing program. With NSF-ISR you can be assured of thorough, credible and constructive IATF 16949:2016 audits.

Certification Process

The NSF IATF 16949:2016 management systems certification process consists of these steps:

  1. Application and Contract
    Your company submits an application and signs a contract (master agreement).
  2. Audit Team Assignment
    NSF-ISR assigns an auditor team.
  3. Document Review
    We perform a document review (when required) for the management system (MS) and issue a report of conformance or nonconformance.
  4. On-Site Readiness Review (ORR-Stage 1 Audit)
    As the first stage of the certification process, NSF-ISR verifies readiness of the MS to continue with the certification process.
  5. Certification Audit (Stage 2)
    Our audit team conducts an on-site audit to verify conformity to the specified standard.
  6. Independent Review
    A certification board reviewer recommends the final certification/recertification decision.
  7. Notification of Certification
    We notify your organization in writing, issue the certificate and publish the certification in our online listings.
  8. Surveillance Audits
    NSF-ISR performs semiannual or annual audits to verify the MS is being maintained.
  9. Reassessment
    NSF-ISR performs reassessment audits in accordance with requirements.

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