ISO/TS 16949 becomes IATF 16949 – Transition Strategy
IATF has released an official press release on August 9, 2016 which confirms that the new revision to ISO/TS 16949 will be published in October 2016. The new revised industry standard will be called IATF 16949. As was with the previous and the current revision ISO/TS 16949:2009, IATF 16949:2016 will be aligned with and refer to the most recent revision of ISO 9001:2015.
On August 10, 2016, IATF published an IATF 16949 Transition Strategy for transitioning from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to the new IATF 16949. While the "Transition Strategy" has outlined requirements for customers, certification bodies and auditors, what is given below are key items that affect customers the most. We would like to ask you to pay attention to the information brief and study everything carefully as there are some changes to the previous communication from IATF.