IATF 16949

IATF 16949 – 2016 is Automotive Quality Management Standard for Quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organizations

As such, this Automotive QMS Standard cannot be considered a stand-alone QMS Standard but has to be comprehended as a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001 :2015. ISO 9001 :2015 is published as a separate ISO Standard.

The goal of this Automotive QMS standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and
waste in the supply chain.

Also the IATF 16949 – 2016 standard provides some supplements for practicing in automotive manufacturing industries. The key supplement of AIAG is “Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)”. PPAP is a set of documents which needs to be submitted by the manufacturer to their customer.

Further some more AIAG supplements needs to be practices as applicable by automotive manufacturing industries, which are : FMEA, Control Plan, SPC, MSA and APQP.