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IATF 16949:2016 Certification

quality management standard for the automotive industry.

IATF 16949 standard and its Certification

About IATF 16949:2016

IATF 16949 certification which establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS) specifically for automotive sectors. The ISO 16949 standard was initially formed in 1999 by International Automotive Task Force to coordinate different analysis and certification schemes globally in the supply chain for the automotive sector. The IATF 16949 standard provides guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products consistently meet customer requirements and customer satisfaction are consistently improved.

The main focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that assists for continual improvement, focus attention on defect prevention and the reduction of discrepancy and squander in the supply chain. The standard consolidated with applicable Customer-Specific requirements that defines the QMS requirements for automotive production, service and/or accessory parts. IATF 16949 standards established a regular set of techniques and methods for common product and process development for automotive manufacturing globally.

IATF 16949 Certification

When you achieve IATF 16949 certification you will be able to demonstrate your adherence to quality to the automotive supply chain. It gives a great opportunity to intensify your business and prove that you are a trusted organization which could extend new business opportunities. IATF 16949 System Certification specifies the methods to execute best practices when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing and servicing of automotive products.

Coverage of IATF 16949 Certification in Malaysia:

IAS is one of the Prime ISO Certification Bodies in Malaysia. IAS conducts auditing and providing ISO certification in Malaysia for various standards in Malaysia includes IATF 16949 certification. It also delivers IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training, and IATF 16949 Awareness/Foundation Training in Malaysia. All these certification and Training services by IAS for the country is managed from its office in Malaysia and  provides services including the local cities of Malaysia like Kualalumpur, Selangor, Penang, johor Bahru, Melaka & Ipoh.

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Process to obtain an IATF 16949 Certification

  • Contact IAS by sending the Application Form and call us for a discussion and we are here to guide you in obtaining IATF 16949 certification.
  • Prepare your Organization ready for certification by implementing and practice the standard, monitored and continually improved.
  • Majorly, the process of ISO certification includes 2 stages

                         Stage 1 Audit : Readiness Audit

                         Stage 2 Audit : Verifying the effectiveness of the System

  • The organization applying for IATF 16949 certification will be audited based on an extensive sample of its sites, services, process, products & functions.
  • Any deviation is observed during the audit, deviation report will be submitted along with the detailed audit report. According to the grading of the deviations IAS determines the time required for its closure including the correction and corrective actions which has to be approved by IAS. After the effective closure of Non conformity, the Certificate is issued limiting to the scope that was audited.
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Why IAS?

  • Having two decades of ISO Certification audit experience helps to attain the certification faster.
  • The Auditors and trainers in IAS are highly experienced, innovative, simple and practical in implementation process which helps to strengthen the business operations of an Organization.
  • IAS is an authorized ISO certification body for providing IATF 16949 certificates with accreditation.
  • The Knowledge, skills gained through experience and the global presence of IAS has created a history of executing successful large-scale, complex international projects. Our auditors understand the culture and nature of the local market and perform internationally in an effective and consistent manner.
  • IAS conducts the audits in more sensible and value added manner to benefit the clients of small, medium and large organization. Our flexible procedure is simple to understand and the services are timely and cost effective.
  • Our presence is in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Philippines countries with more than 6000 clients
  • We have successfully addressed almost all the sectors broadly diversified in Automobile industry, Consumer electronics, Chemical Industry, Steel production, Industrial equipment, FMCG industry, Aerospace manufacturing, Healthcare Industry, Food industry, Textile industry, Oil and Gas, Energy, Telecommunication, IT Industry, Hospitality industry.
  • We have more than 300 experienced empanelled auditors to effectively asses an organization’s conformance to Quality management system for automotive sectors unleashing a true potential for Improvement.

Benefits Of IATF Certification

  1. Deliver the products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is reliable and can be relied on.
  2. Promotes continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies mean money saved.
  3. Helps in improve the perception of your organization with employees, clients and suppliers.
  4. Self assessment or verification against the globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.
  5. Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification opens the doors for new business.
  6. Certification is recognized internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.
  7. Common approach in the supply chain for supplier or subcontractor development, driving consistency, competence and control.

What an Organization should do to achieve certification?

  • Contact IAS with Completed Application form for conducting IATF 16949 audit and discuss the audit procedure specific to your organization.
  • Understand the requirement of IATF 16949 and Implement in your organization before going for certification. E.g. Documenting, training the staffs, practicing the system etc
  • Conduct one internal Audit program through trained IATF 16949 Internal Auditors.
  • Compile the collected data and complete the analysis.
  • Conduct a Management review with the help of analyzed data and effect some decision to improve the Organization performance towards company objectives & goals.
  • Complete the audit successfully. (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Closure of Non conformance, if any.
  • Collect and maintain the IATF 16949 certificate.
  • Comply with the surveillance audit yearly.
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