IATF 16949:2016 Quality Foundation

IATF 16949:2016 Quality Foundation

ISO 9001 is an international standard providing organisations with a framework to run an effective Quality Management System.  It can be adopted by any organisation to provide their products and services in a consistent way whilst enhancing customer satisfaction.  This course is designed for those needing to understand the business benefit of a process-based management system and the furthermore requirements of IATF 16949.  This course looks at the requirements of IATF 16949:2016 defining the requirements for organisations supplying to the automotive industry.  It enables harmonisation of the various supplier assessment and certification systems across the entire automotive chain.

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The aim of this one day course is to provide a greater understanding on ISO 9001 and the requirements for IATF 16949:2016 giving individuals the benefits of a process-based management system.  An awareness of the IATF 16949:2016 standard and how it can be used incorporated into existing management systems for managing risk and for continual improvement, along with the changes that occurred between TS 16949:2006 and IATF 16949:2016.


Participants will:

  • Understand the requirements and principles of IATF 16949
  • Identify areas for internal improvement using IATF 16949
  • Initiate the process of incorporating the requirements of IATF 16949 within their company
  • Understand the differences between TS 16949:2006 and IATF 16949:2016
  • Philosophy of the revision from TS 16949:2006 to IATF 16949:2016
  • The Standards
  • Overview of IATF 16949 and its relevance to a business/quality management system
  • Implications of the Changes
  • Annex SL Framework
  • Quality Management Principles and the key components of a QMS
  • How a QMS establishes a culture of continual improvement
  • Identify resources, documentation needs and training
  • Leadership & Management commitment
  • The role of Certification Bodies

This programme uses a mixture of group discussions, pro-forma examples, information input sessions along with practical application to fully involve participants.