AIAG is offering a free tool to help suppliers transition to IATF 16949. The tool can be used to perform an organizational gap analysis against IATF 16949 to identify differences that need to be addressed to ensure the supplier’s quality management system meets all the new requirements.
The analysis tool helps the supplier:
- Identify differences that need to be addressed between the supplier’s current QMS and IATF 16949
- Ensure your organization's QMS meets all the new requirements
- Create a framework for completing an initial evaluation to determine the level of complexity of transitioning the organization’s QMS to IATF 16949
The gap tool is intended to be completed in a workshop environment, and the output will help the supplier develop an implementation plan specific to their organization.
In addition,the Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition - 5th Edition is now available for purchase. This document contains the rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition related to IATF 16949. Now in its 5th Edition, the document is commonly referred to as "Rules 5th" and includes the criteria for certification body recognition, certification body audit process, certification body auditor qualifications, and IATF 16949 certificates.
This document replaces "Rules 4th Edition" and encompasses previous Sanctioned Interpretations and Rules-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) issued by the IATF prior to the release of this document.