As automobiles and their components grow more and more complex with each advancement in technology, there may have never been a time before this one where it was so crucial for every member of a given automotive supply chain to show manufactures their commitment to quality. Those companies that can display they‘re agile enough to anticipate changes, continually improve safety protocols, and elevate their efficiencies will ultimately win the most business.
Smithers offers IATF 16949:2016 certification services that are laid out to provide assessments that assist your organization in implementing and maintaining a quality management system that helps you to continue providing high-quality products, on-time while meeting manufacturing requirements.
The IATF 16949 standard was built by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in 1999, motivated by the desire to provide a single, globally accepted quality standard for the automotive industry, in particular, automotive suppliers. In 2002, then known as ISO/TS 16949, the certification was revised to reflect the additional requirements of ISO 9001:2000, and more recently, the latest revision 16949:2016 was developed with an unprecedented level of industry feedback and engagement.
Achieving IATF 16949:2016 certification for your organization can bring with it benefits like:
Smithers Quality Assessments is one of only a few United States-based auditing certification bodies approved by the IATF to certify companies to the IATF 16949:2016 standard. In addition, all recognized IATF 16949 auditors must undergo extensive training, testing, and re-qualification in order to meet the rigorous requirements set for by the IATF.
When your company partners with Smithers on an IATF 16949:2016 certification audit, our goal is to provide you with high-character auditors, objective, accurate, and value-added feedback about your business’s performance, all while maintaining an open line of communication throughout the entire process.