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Statutory and regulatory requirements in IATF 16949:2016

Recently, I have devoted a little more attention to statutory and regulatory requirements as part of ensuring compliance with legal requirements and product safety. This is related to the provision of the so-called automotive product integrity. Probably, if I mention the PSCR function – Product Safety and Conformity Representative, people working with OEMs such as […]

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Top 10 minor nonconformities in IATF 16949 audit in 2021

In the previous article, I presented “Top 10 major nonconformities in the IATF 16949 audit in 2021”. But as we know, according to the “Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF Recognition”, nonconformity can be divided into major and minor. So what TOP 10 minor nonconformity dominated in 2021? Minor nonconformity in IATF 16949 third party […]

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Top 10 major nonconformities in IATF 16949 audit in 2021

Organizations in automotive shall be audited by third party auditors to maintain quality management system certification according to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949. (For more information on auditing, see the article here.) Every year there are certain dominant nonconformities to be observed around the world. And what Top 10 major nonconformities dominated in 2021? How […]

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Supply chain – which requirements shall be communicated to the external providers?  

  An organization certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949: 2016 is obligated to make a certain solution for supply chain management. These requirements relate to, inter alia, determine and apply criteria for the evaluation, selection, monitoring of performance, and re-evaluation of external providers. In addition to these criteria, I would like to […]

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Customer satisfaction – quality management system foundation

Customer satisfaction is essential to the success of the organization. It is a key indicator of organizational monitoring. In the quality management system according to IATF 16949, customer satisfaction has a remarkably high priority. So how to manage it? You will find the answer below. Customer satisfaction – where does it come from? One of […]

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 Core tools – why they are so important?

Organizations in the automotive supply chain are required to certify their quality management system for compliance with the requirements of IATF 16949. Of course, you should be aware that the standard itself is not the only requirement that should be implemented in the organization. Next to it there are customer specific requirements, the so-called CSR, […]

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Quality objectives – results to achieve in the quality management system

Entering the New Year for many organizations means a summary of activities in the quality management system for the previous year. At the same time, it is the moment to prepare the organization to meet the requirements of ISO 9001, IATF 16949 (more about this standard here) or another standard in the coming months. In […]

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Audit – do not look for nonconformities!

Have you ever felt a feeling of insecurity and stress hearing that an audit is coming? Moreover you must take part in it as an auditee? Unfortunately, it is not well remarked because it means a verification/control. Consequently, it may reveal a non-compliance with the requirements against which it is carried out. But is it […]

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IATF 16949 – what can your organization gain with this standard?

When I was a student of Management and Production Engineering, I went on an exchange program at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt near Frankfurt am Main. While being in Germany, I had the unique opportunity to work in the quality department at the Adam Opel GmbH factory in Rüsselsheim. The enormous pleasure of working with various quality […]

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Process Monitoring – Process Management With Use of Indicators

Process-managed organizations are required to use process monitoring (process-oriented management approach is discussed here and monitoring basics here ). For this purpose, they use indicators that provide guidance to continual improvement and effective use of resources. Thanks to them, organizations gain information on whether they are moving in the chosen direction in order to implement their […]