The IAOB was established to:
- Implement and manage the IATF 16949 registration scheme oversight activities on behalf of the IATF.
- Coordinate with the other IATF Oversight Offices to ensure global consistency of the IATF 16949 registration scheme.
- Support the IATF in the pursuit of global harmonization with other automotive manufacturers.
- Develop and maintain a central IATF database of strategic information to assist in the management of the registration scheme.