Understanding IATF 16949 : 2016

Course description

The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) brings together manufacturers and their respective national automotive industry associations, with the aim of providing better quality products to vehicle buyers worldwide.

To ensure quality for its customers, IATF relies on the rigorous quality of its suppliers. To harmonize the various assessment and certification systems worldwide for the automotive supply chain, it created the ISO/TS 16949 standard.

The IATF 16949 standard evolved in 2016 with the aim of responding more adequately to the needs mentioned by manufacturers, registrars and other stakeholders in the automotive industry. The new version is aligned with the ISO 9001 quality standard, with supplements to the various requirements and elements specific to the automotive industry. The standard also refers to AIAG-VDA quality tools, such as APQP, MSA, SPC, FMEA and PPAP. All these elements are presented in the various modules of the course.

The visual support material is highly recognized. It highlights key points, making it easier to understand and retain the information provided. Full documentation is also provided.

Our instructors are recognized for their skills, their knowledge of standards, their extensive practical experience and their pedagogical know-how. They know how to create a dynamic, friendly atmosphere. They follow up with questions and answers, exercises, examples and exchanges.

Target clientele

The course is aimed at anyone wishing to find out more about IATF 16949, as well as those wishing to refresh their knowledge or bring it up to date. It can be relevant to any organization in the automotive sector, whatever its size and the nature of its activities.

Course objective

Following this training, participants will have developed a good understanding of the key requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 "Quality Management System - Requirements" and the additional requirements relevant to the automotive industry, as provided by IATF 16949: 2016.

Although this course focuses on the specific requirements of operational activities, it provides an excellent overview of all the components of a quality management system.


The course covers the following topics:

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Organizational context and leadership
  • Planning and Support
  • Operational activities
  • Performance assessment and improvement


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Total duration

2 days (14 hours of classes)

The schedule can be adjusted as needed for private sessions.



Available Dates

If the available dates are not suitable for your schedule, contact us to be added to the waiting list or request a private session.

No public sessions are currently planned for this course.

Conditions de rabais


Rabais pour plusieurs inscriptions dans une commande

i. If cart item quantity range is between 2-3, get 5% discount.
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