IATF 16949 Certification Consultancy in India

IATF 16949:2016 is the principal technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry, recognised across the globe. IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements (QMS) for the design and development, production assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products. IATF 16949 Certification is often a prerequisite for supplying your products further up the supply chain or to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). The focus of IATF 16949 Certification is the development of a QMS that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of waste in the supply chain.

In order to achieve IATF 16949 Certification, organisations can take help from our IATF 16949 Consultant who has rich experience in the field of implementation of this standard. Our IATF 16949 Consultants are able to bring a wealth of experience from working with a wide range of organisations throughout the automotive supply chain. They will work with you to provide a working system that is tailored to your organisation's needs and prepare you for your IATF 16949:2016 audit.

How to Achieve IATF 16949:2016 Certification

IATF 16949:2016 certificate is issued by certifying body, which is accredited to provide certificate under the IATF 16949:2016. The IATF 16949 certificate is issued for the period of 3 years after successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (final) assessment. This certificate is valid till 3 years from the date of issue. Surveillance audits are conducted by the certifying body within the period of 3 years at the interval of 6 months, 9 months or 12 months depending upon the nature and size of the organization. Upon completion of 3 years, renewal audit is done for new 3 years cycle.

Steps of IATF 16949 Certification Consultancy

IATF 16949 consultancy services are provided by Punyam.com, having a vast industrial experience in the implementation of IATF 16949:2016 for all automotive industries. IATF 16949 Consultant of Punyam.com provides effective quality management system implementation consultancy to organisations in the following manner:

  1. Micro-level survey for each and every activity of the organisation and preparation of a detailed Gap Analysis report,
  2. Preparation of applicable documents as required by IATF 16949:2016 based on the detailed study of all activities of the organisation, such as;
    • IATF 16949 Manual,
    • IATF 16949 Procedures (Mandatory procedures required by the standard),
    • Process Flow Charts
    • Exhibits
    • IATF 16949 Plan
    • Formats to establish the objective evidence of implementation and to ensure control over the entire activities.
  3. Provide IATF 16949 awareness training to all levels of employees within the organisation.
  4. Conduct internal audit to check readiness for the IATF 16949 certification.
  5. Take corrective actions for non-conformities.
  6. Apply for IATF 16949 Certification.
  7. Avail pre-certification audit of certifying body.
  8. Take actions on suggestions given by them.
  9. Final audit by certifying body.
  10. Take corrective actions on the non-conformities to the satisfaction of the certifying body.
  11. Get certified for IATF 16949:2016.

Benefits of IATF 16949 Certification

By implementing quality management system as per IATF 16949:2016 standard, any organization can achieve following benefits from the system with continuous improvements:

  • IATF 16949 certification against a globally recognised standard
  • Increased product reliability
  • Improvement levels of process control
  • Reduced costs of failure, waste complaints etc.
  • Effective control plans
  • Reduced scrap and other wastes
  • Major qualification barriers removed when seeking new customers
  • Enhanced reputation with existing and potential customers
  • Workforce prevention based culture
  • Higher levels of competence
  • Optimised use of root cause analysis and other best practice quality techniques
  • Value added performance improvements
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased scope for new business

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