The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has announced on its website that it has set up a working group of IATF member organisations “to develop a design specification for the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to align with the ISO 9001:2015 based structure and requirements.” ISO/TS 16949 is a common quality system requirements catalogue, currently based on ISO 9001:2008, which includes specific requirements for the automotive sector.
This is good news for both automotive manufacturers and their supply chains, as the final draft international standard (FDIS) for ISO 9001:2015 is due to be released in the coming months, with ISO 9001:2015 scheduled for publication in the Autumn.
LRQA is one of 44 certification bodies authorised to certify suppliers to ISO/TS 16949:2009 and welcomes this development. “This is an important development for quality management in the automotive sector and we look forward to working with organisations across the automotive supply chain to help them make a smooth transition to the revised standard”, commented Richard Crute-Morris, LRQA Assessment Services Capability Development Manager.
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About the IATF
The IATF is an "ad hoc" group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.