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Is your company ready to comply with IATF 16949:2016?

Terry Onica | March 10, 2017

Today’s automotive suppliers face a wide range of business-critical issues, including shortages of raw materials, catastrophic property losses from unforeseen events, supply chain disruptions and computer system outages and failures. For Tier 1 automotive suppliers, lack of transparency and control with sub-suppliers adds yet another layer of risk. Now, and certainly well into the future, smart strategic planning is imperative to mitigate these concerns and extends to compliance.

Risk-based thinking and management is a new area of focus in IATF 16949:2016 and the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE), two key automotive industry standards. ISO/TS 16949 is one of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management. The updated version, IATF 16949, published in October 2016, supersedes and replaces the existing ISO/TS 16949 standard and redefines requirements for automotive industry quality management... To get the full story, subscribe now.