The IATF 16949 Transition Strategy has been updated 14 October 2017 (Rev 4) to incorporate changes based on feedback received from the September IATF 16949 Stakeholder Conference:
- allowable timing for surveillance and recertification audits to remove the requirement for the audits to be conducted only within -1 month, -2 months and -3 months
- clarify how to handle situations where the organization fails to conduct a transition audit on time
- clarify the off-site documentation review requirements and that the audit planning shall determination sufficient readiness to proceed with a transition audit
- added new option E for situations where an organization had their certificate withdrawn (or the certificate expired) due to failure to implement corrective action
- added new FAQ no. 19
- add deviations for the Internal Witness Audit requirements during the transition period
The First Edition of IATF 16949 herein referred to as “IATF 16949” represents the revised automotive quality management system standard developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). This revised standard cancels and replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009. Certificates to ISO/TS 16949:2009 will no longer be valid after 14th September 2018.
After 1 October 2017 no audits (initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer) shall be conducted
to ISO/TS 16949:2009.
Organizations certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 shall transition to the new IATF 16949, through a transition audit in line with the current audit cycle for ISO/TS 16949:2009 (i.e. at a regularly scheduled recertification audit or surveillance audit), according to the allowable timing requirements defined in the IATF Rules, section 5.1.1.