IATF 16949:2016 is a quality management system specifically designed for the automotive industry. Developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), this standard is based on the ISO 9001 standard but includes additional requirements specific to the automotive industry. The regulation applies to organizations that produce parts, assemblies, and components for the automotive sector.
IATF 16949:2016 provides a framework for automotive organizations to follow to improve their quality management systems. It’s intended to help automotive manufacturers:
IATF 16949 requirements benefit customers by ensuring automotive products and services meet all safety and reliability needs. It also reduces variability and waste in the supply chain, improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Here are some of the benefits of IATF 16949 certification:
IATF 16949 shares many similarities with ISO 9001, a general quality management system applied across multiple industries. Both standards have the same structure and goal of ensuring organizations adhere to established quality guidelines.
However, they have some key differences. IATF 16949 is specifically designed for the automotive industry and must meet the requirements of ISO 9001 as well as additional industry-specific requirements, which include:
IATF 16949:2016 requires organizations to have a documented quality management system and to follow a process-based approach to quality management. This means that organizations must define and document their processes, ensuring they are consistently followed to meet this automotive quality standard.
As a company that manufactures commercial, industrial, and consumer electronics, Triad Magnetics’ Philippine factory has been IATF 16949:2016 certified since 2018.
As part of our compliance with the standard, we provide Production Part Approval Processes (PPAPs) for all new product submissions. In accordance with the Customer Specified and Control Plan parameters, we also disclose our statistical process controls on critical steps in the manufacturing process.
Going above and beyond our IATF 16949:2016 certification, we have implemented several additional quality control measures to ensure that our products meet the highest automotive standards. These measures include:
Triad Magnetics is dedicated to providing high-quality electronic coils, chokes, and transformers to our customers. Our IATF 16949:2016 certification is a testament to our commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
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