Understanding IATF 16949

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2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

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In the automotive supply chain, the quality management system is defined by the IATF 16949:2016 standard. The new standard was issued in 2016 and replaces the TS 16949:2009 standard. IATF 16949:2016 incorporates all of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements by reference, plus a couple of hundred additional requirements. The requirements of the IATF 16949 standard are presented in Understanding IATF 16949:2016. This course is for anyone in engineering, technical, quality, leadership or management positions. It can be especially beneficial to those who are responsible for quality, quality management and process improvement in the automotive or transportation industry.

Understanding IATF 16949:2016 is an overview course that will give the participant a general understanding of the requirements and provide insights into applying the underlying principles of quality management to their business. This course presents the additional requirements to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, thus an understanding of ISO 9001 is important to successfully completing this course. The participants will also learn how the registration process works to help them in the journey towards an ISO 9001 registered quality system. For those already registered to TS 16949:2009, this course will provide information essential for the transition to the IATF 16949:2016 re-write of the standard.

The international quality management system standard, ISO 9001:2015, is the basis for an effective quality system for any business. The IATF 16949 standard provides additional requirements for the automotive industry. This standard is recognized worldwide and provides automotive related businesses with a ‘road map’ for a quality system and includes a number of the OEM Customer Specific Requirements. Your quality system should be the way ‘the work gets done’; be easy to maintain; be user friendly; and provide significant internal benefits.

Pre-Requisite: Understanding ISO 9001:2015 (AU Engineering Continuing Education Course V16N) is a pre-requisite for this course. It is possible to get an overview of the IATF standard without the foundation in ISO 9001, but to get the most benefit the participant should complete course V16N or have a working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015.

The instructor for Understanding IATF 16949:2016, Davis Woodruff, has over three decades of real world experience with clients on 3 continents and in 35 states. He uses a practical approach based on experience, research and education. He has been providing guidance and assistance to companies implementing ISO 9001 quality systems since the original standard was approved in 1987. He is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) 176 which assists in formulating the U.S. position to the International Organization for Standards (ISO) on the ISO 9000 family of standards.

The learning objectives are for participants to:
     • Know key terms & definitions
     • Review principles of Quality Management
     • Overview the IATF Standard & Requirements
     • Review Documentation Requirements
     • Know the Traps to Avoid

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Fee: $160.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Davis Woodruff

Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC is an internationally recognized consultant, professional speaker and author. He grew up on a family farm in rural southern Alabama where his family also owned and operated a “country store.” From this background he earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn University, became a Professional Engineer and Certified Management Consultant. He was a manufacturing executive with 3M for ten years and became the youngest manufacturing superintendent in the company prior to forming a management consulting company, Management Methods. Since 1984 he has served clients in 35 states and on 3 continents. From Vermont to Malaysia Davis’ clients include scores of large and small organizations. As a professional speaker, certified management consultant, published author, and professional engineer Davis Woodruff brings immediate benefits to businesses. These benefits include developing leaders; optimizing resource utilization; improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction; and saving time and $$$. Having authored three full-length books, over five dozen articles and multiple online professional development courses, Davis is on the cutting edge of today’s business world. Davis and Lynn have been married since 1970 and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren and one dog. He is actively involved with his family, in his community and in his church where he leads an adult Bible Study class each week.


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