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While there are extensive similarities between ISO 9001 and IATF 16949, there are key differences, and they start the entities responsible for the standards. ISO 9001 is managed by the International Organization for Standardization, while IATF 16949 was devised by the IATF with significant input from automotive industry members, including automakers and groups like the Automotive Industry Action Group.
Additionally, ISO 9001 centers on customer satisfaction, while IATF 16949 goes further, necessitating compliance with company-specific requirements outlined in the standard.
To help you understand the differences between the standards, it can be beneficial to look at a side-by-side comparison of the requirements for ISO 9001:2015 vs. IATF 16949, from a high level. Smithers has put together a summarized, side-by-side comparison gap analysis guide to help organizations considering adding IATF 16949 certification to their company achievements.
This guide will showcase some of the major take-aways in visual graphic representations for a high level, at a glance insights, in addition to highlighting the automotive specific, requirements found in the IATF 16949 standard.
Learn more by downloading our ISO 9001 to 16949 Gap Analysis Guide below: