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IATF Survey Available – Provide Feedback on the Standard Through 9/10!

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The IATF has created an optional, anonymous industry stakeholder survey to solicit feedback on IATF 16949:2016 sections needing further clarification – and we’d like to hear from you! 

Extended through Tuesday September 10th, feedback is currently most needed on Sections 5 through 10 and the Annex.

Data from survey results will help inform additional Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs), Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and future revisions to the Automotive Quality Management System Standard IATF 16949.

If you would like to participate in the survey – which is divided by IATF 16949:2016 section – you can complete any (or all) of the sections, including the individual sub-sections some of the standard’s larger sections are divided into.

Please note that with the extended deadline, all responses are now required by September 10, 2019; feedback received after that date will not be included in the analysis.

For more information, including survey details and instructions, please review the below:

  • Each survey has two levels of menus to drill down to the clauses for feedback on each clause. Those surveys with more than one section (e.g., sections 1 through 4 of the IATF 16949 standard) first have a selection menu to select sections 1 through 4 for feedback. The next level will take you to the individual clauses (e.g., 4.3.1). Surveys with one section (for example section 7), will allow selection from 7.1, 7.2, etc. Then the drill down will be to individual clauses, such as 7.1.3.1.
  • It is not required to provide feedback on all clauses of a section, or even all sections. Completion of feedback on one clause will take you back to the menu to select the next clause requiring feedback. Large organizations may cascade the survey throughout their teams for individual responses.                                                                                
  • Demographic input is required for each survey completed. By participating in the survey, you are agreeing to provide your organization’s demographic information (limited to your anonymous role in the IATF 16949 certification scheme – Certification Body, Vehicle Manufacturer, Supplier, etc. – and global region of operation). This information will only be used for trend analysis and data sorting.

If your organization cannot use Survey Monkey, please contact Devin Gage (dgage@iaob.org) or Cherie Reiche (creiche@iaob.org) for a backup survey data collection tool to be used only where Survey Monkey cannot work.

Please use the following links to participate in the survey section(s) of your choosing -- and please also note that the links have been updated and rearranged to reflect sections where feedback is still most needed:

Section 7: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6LSJJD

Section 8: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6MRZWB

Sections 9 and 10: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZKNHBN

Annex A and Annex B: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZTH3S5

Sections 1 through 4: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2H5G5MM

Sections 5 and 6: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPMLHBP