IATF 16949 AUDITS



IATF 16949:2016 Internal Audits

IATF 16949:2016 is an Automotive Quality Management System Standard that requires Quality Management System audits, product audits, and manufacturing process audits to be performed on a regular basis, as per clause 9.2.2 in the IATF 16949:2016 standard.

System audits and process audits can be outsourced and completely managed by external resources. This is especially important because of stringent qualification requirements for internal auditors in clause 7.2.3, internal auditor competency.

Internal audits are the first line of defence for top management to ensure that business processes are performing in a satisfactory manner. It is important to note that auditors need to be trained and qualified to conduct these audits. Typically, if it is conducted by those within the organization who are performing other full-time tasks, an internal audit may not get the desired result. Poor internal audits and lack of qualification are some of the biggest sources of major non-conformances in IATF 16949 3rd party audits. Lastly, The IATF 16949 standard also requires software product development (embedded software) to be assessed for ASPICE.

PPAPandAudits.com has expert auditors with vast experience who can help you with any of these important tasks. PPAPandAudits.com auditors are all lead and certified auditors with years of training and decades of auditing experience, which is vetted by a thorough internal certification process.

IATF 16949:2016 Supplier Audits

Supplier audits, based on risk, is a requirement of IATF 16949 in clause 8.4.2.3 supplier quality management system development. Let PPAPandAudits.com rate the risk of your suppliers and put together a schedule for ISO 9001, MAMSQR, AND IATF 16949 second party audits. We will conduct the audits, report the results, and manage the corrective actions. We have experience working as supplier management teams and are willing and able to do it for you too. Did you know we can also assess your embedded software suppliers and conduct ASPICE assessments?

It is a good practice to audit suppliers based on the risk of the product or supplier history. PPAPandAudits.com can take the stress of managing these audits. Best in class organizations will conduct audits of their supply base regularly. Organizations need to set up supplier metrics for quality and delivery, at a very minimum. Based on the risk and the metrics, PPAPandAudits.com will conduct a needs improvement assessment, helping improve supplier quality or delivery.

During the 1980’s, organizations scoffed at the possibility of a successful 0 defect programs, imagining that this would never be met. It is PPAPandAudits.com’s experience that this is indeed possible. There is a set by set trajectory from 10,000 ppm or greater to 1,000 ppm – 100 ppm – 60 ppm – to under 10 ppms. Improving the supplier base improves the customer. To do this, it is necessary to add defect prevention strategies such as FMEA, mistake proofing, and disciplined problem solving. Let our experts show you how to accomplish this.

PPAP Services for IATF 16949:2016

PPAP review of internal and supplier PPAPs are required by IATF. Often times this review goes to the newest hires of the organization. PPAPandAudits.com uses our most experienced reviewers and AI PPAP software to conduct your PPAP reviews. Good PPAP reviews are essential to a risk-free product launch. PPAPandAudits.com has successfully set up entire programs of PPAP reviews for both internal and supplier programs and can do for you too.

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