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Automotive manufacturers require suppliers to certify their quality systems to the industry’s own requirements. It can be a challenge to make the right decision for your organization and develop a system that will satisfy your customers in the years ahead.
To make a decision, it is critical that you understand the various options available, the contractual requirements, and deadlines from the automotive manufacturers. There is one international standard, IATF 16949 which incorporate certification to the quality management system standard ISO 9001.
Accredited certification to the IATF 16949 quality management system demonstrates both commitment to product quality and compliance to customer specific requirements. The system is an ongoing process that helps find and report areas of improvement of your management system and relevant processes in your business.
IATF 16949 can easily be integrated with standards already in use as it is based on ISO 9001.
International recognition of IATF 16949 ensures that, after certification, the credibility of your organization when bidding for global sourcing contracts or expanding business locally is guaranteed. Within your organization it will assist in reducing production variations and improve manufacturing efficiency, both factors important to bottom line results. Other benefits include:
- Improved process and product quality
- Reduced need for multiple second and third party audits
- Increased confidence when bidding for global sourcing contracts
- A necessary step to gain work with many of the world's largest automotive manufacturers
Benefits to the automotive industry at large include:
- Application of common and consistent international quality system requirements
- Improved supply chain product and process quality
- Increased confidence in global supplier quality
- Introduction of process-based audits focusing on customer satisfaction
Certification to IATF 16949 helps create a common quality system approach to the entire supply chain and facilitates access to the industry's best practices
The road to certification will help you prepare for an independent audit. Accredited certification will explain what DNV GL's Risk Based Certification process entails.
DNV GL offers Risk Based Certification™ worldwide, and holds a wide range of national accreditation's. With our global network of local resources, we provide you with the certification most suitable to your needs, type of business, and company location. Wherever you are, our auditors make it a point to know the business you are in.