IATF 16949


The IATF 16949 Standard, based on the ISO 9001 standard, defines the requirements that must be met by the quality management systems of companies that supply products to the “Automotive” sector. The IATF Standard 16949 has made it possible to overcome national barriers and related automobile manufacturers’ specific requirements by establishing common reference requirements for quality management systems in the automotive industry internationally.

IATF 16949 Standard objective is therefore the development of a quality management system oriented towards continuous improvement, emphasizing the reduction of variation and waste along the supply chain.

Currently, having an IATF 16949 certified Quality Management System is a discriminating requirement for suppliers included in Automotive manufacturers’ supply chain.

The IATF 16949 Standard requires the management of business dynamics for processes, focus on the client and its specific requirements and continuous improvement; it defines requirements and rigorous methods (core tools) that can be summarized in:

– analysis and integration of specific customer requirements

– product and production process design

– control and monitoring of production processes

– management of measurement systems

– analysis of results and planning of improvements

NeM consultants, involved in the Automotive certification schemes since their birth in the 90s, have a consolidated mastery of the Automotive issues, a solid knowledge of the requirements of the IATF 16949 Standard and the qualifications necessary to support a company in obtaining and retaining the Automotive Certification.

The method proposed by NeM for the achievement of the IATF 16949 certification complies with the provisions of the “Rules for obtaining and retaining the IATF recognition”.