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IATF 16949:2016 QMS Lead Auditor 

In the automotive supply chain, integration of management systems between customers and suppliers is key. The focus is to ensure advanced product quality planning (APQP) is well coordinated so product design and development cycles across large groups of suppliers work in harmony. When developing vehicles or vehicle sub-assemblies, coordinating these efforts requires management systems that work well and can easily communicate with one another.

These methods and system conformity are only effectively implemented through development and use of process-based management systems. IATF 16949 used in conjunction with the reference materials published by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) specify the requirements for effective automotive management systems.  This standard was updated in October of 2016 and organizations have until September of 2018 to upgrade to the new standard.

IATF 16949:2016, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015 (updated in September of 2015), defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products. IATF 16949:2016 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.

Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design Centers, corporate headquarters and distribution centers), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to IATF 16949:2016.

IATF 16949:2009 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.

Learn the requirements of IATF 16949:2016 while understanding how they relate to your business.  This class addresses how management systems (QMS) and IATF 16949 apply to the automotive industry and how to develop a Quality Management System (QMS) that conforms to IATF 16949, ready for certification.

Who should attend?

  • Automotive professionals
  • Quality professionals
  • ISO Managers/Management Reps
  • Individuals who want to become  lead auditors 
  • Process owners
  • Systems professionals or people who want to understand how management systems work
  • Improvement Specialists
  • Leaders/managers/professionals in the automotive industry
  • Buyers in the automotive industry

You will learn how to:

  • Interpret and apply IATF 16949
  • Relate IATF 16949 to your business management system, regardless of your type of business
  • Identify the controls necessary for ensuring the QMS translates customer needs into satisfied customers
  • Relate fiduciary concerns to the performance of the QMS
  • Develop reliable and pliable systems, particularly effective for organizations where process objectives are constantly changing
  • Communicate the roles and responsibilities within the QMS to the organization
  • Conduct and lead 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits, particularly on undocumented systems and audit for process effectiveness against measurable objectives
  • Relate the capabilities of the organization to the expectations of customers, top management and shareholders
  • Use the QMS to work proactively and not reactively
  • Explain to customers how the organization plans to fulfill its promises and show evidence that it has done so in the past

This class prepares students to conduct 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits using ISO 9001:20015 and 1st and 2nd party audits using IATF 16949:2016. Additional training is required to conduct 3rd party audits using IATF 16949.

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