IATF 16949 Certification is a companion quality management system (QMS) standard written in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015. IATF 16949 Certification is for the automotive industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management.
One of IATF 16949 Certification main purposes is to develop a consensus regarding international fundamental quality system requirements, primarily for the participating companies’ direct suppliers of production materials, product or service parts and finishing services (e.g. heat treating, painting and plating).
IATF 16949 Certification
Many organizations find that they are required to have a IATF 16949 Certification in order to meet their customer requirements for delivery of high-quality products.
Documenting quality management system processes, ensuring a system for continual improvement, product quality and safety are key to the IATF 16949 quality management system (QMS).
RPM Consulting, Inc. conducts a gap analysis, assists in documenting and implementing process document (procedures), work instructions, forms, ensuring that PPAP, Pilot Runs, SPC reporting and other specific automotive industry requirements are covered. After implementation, an internal audit and management reviews are conducted to ensure that your organization is compliant with the IATF 16949 Standard and ready for certification.
Many of our customers find that their customers are asking for not only ISO 9001 certification but also IATF 16949 Certification for automotive and ISO 14001 certification to meet environmental requirements.
Consulting Support for IATF 16949
RPM Consulting, Inc. has qualified IATF 16949 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Our approach can be achieved simply and affordably for small businesses with our expert consultants.
RPM Consulting, Inc. provides consulting support for the IATF 16949 standard through Remote/Online and Onsite support programs.
We also provide consulting support for companies seeking multiple certifications (such as ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 13485) through an Integrated Management System.
Our consultants translate the technical language of the IATF 16949 Standard into Plain English and make it as simple and effective for your organization as possible.
Implemented properly, IATF 16949 gives you a continual return on your investment.
IATF 16949 can be achieved simply and affordably by small businesses with our expert consultants and our online training.
Step 1: Plan — As we assist you in learning the basics of the ISO requirements, your consultant will perform a Gap Analysis, if required, help you prepare the required documentation, quality manual, documented processes.
Step 2: Implement — your consultant will assist your company as you implement the ISO process, working with your team to set goals, conduct management reviews, review results, and drive the action needed for improvement.
Step 3: Review — An full system internal audit will be conducted to ensure you are prepared for the registrar audit. Together, you will review process corrections that are needed and make sure you have all the necessary documentation you will need to be in compliance with the standard.
Step 4: Certify — Finally, RPM Consulting, Inc. will assist you in securing a registrar, or Certification Body, to perform your final Stage 2 external audit. Upon completion, we will assist you to correct any findings (if applicable), then you will receive your ISO certificate.
For more information about ISO certification for the ISO 9001 standard:
• See IATF 16949 for automotive manufacturers
• See ISO 14001 for environmental management systems
• See AS 9100 for aerospace manufacturers
• See ISO 13485 for medical device management systems
• See ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety (OH&S)