Introducing IATF 16949:2016

An article by Kevin How, LR's Global Automotive Technical Manager

Fom 1 October 2017 all audits must be completed to IATF 16949:2016. As a result, industry leaders will benefit from revisions that emphasise continuous improvement, defect prevention and reductions in supply chain variation and wastage. 

For an industry that requires tight quality assurance to produce high-risk, high-cost products and services, the new IATF standard is more aligned with the needs of its stakeholders. 

In this article, Kevin How talks about the areas taking precedence in the revised standard, addresses the requirements introduced and suggests ways that organisations could start their journey towards a successful implementation. 

Kevin How also explains the benefits of IATF 16949:2016 and how LRQA can support you during the transition.