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The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is constantly reviewing the impact of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV on the IATF 16949 certification scheme. First and foremost, our top priority is the safety, and well-being of everyone involved in the IATF 16949 scheme. The impact on the global economy and, in particular, on the automotive industry is unprecedented. Each day brings new developments and we want to assure you that the IATF leadership continues to both monitor and address all the emerging situations regionally and globally as they occur.

The IATF is in close communication and is working together to assess the next steps to be implemented from our contingency plan(s) and the IATF will make frequent updates to these extraordinary waivers as needed.

IAOB CB Contingency Planning Letter

28 February 2022

The IAOB is requesting that all CB's inquire about their client's contingency planning, updated from February 17.

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COVID-19 Rev 7 & CB Communique

1 February 2022

The IATF has published Revision 7 of the IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 document.

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2021 IAOB CB Award Program Results

6 October 2021

The IAOB would like to congratulate the 2021 Gold-level Certification Bodies, including their staff and auditors.

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Use of Unauthorized Versions of IATF Documents

1 July 2021

New policies to strengthen the value of the IATF 16949 certification scheme.

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Purchasing Information for the IATF 16949 Manuals

9 June 2021

New information on obtaining IATF 16949 and AIAG manuals.

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New Hire, Ms. Zhang

1 June 2021

Please welcome, Ms. Zhang. Managing Director - Beijing IATF Office for the IAOB.

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Cyber Security Guidance

24 May 2021

Darkside Ransomware: Best Practices for Preventing Business Disruption from Ransomware Attacks.

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China Office has Moved Locations

25 Jan 2021

The IATF Beijing Administrative Office in China has moved to a new location in the Chaoyang District.

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IAOB Piloted IATF Initiatives

Data Analytics also known as “Red Supplier”

This initiative aligns supplier performance to OEMs with certification and allows the IATF to communicate supplier status (i.e. Red or Green) to the Certification Bodies between regular audits.

Improving Your Organizations Communication around Special Characteristics Webinar

Join Plexus International’s Jeremy Hazel Wednesday, August 10th at 10am CT (11am ET) for a free webinar: Improving your Organizations Communication around Special Characteristics. Learn three simple ways to flow down important functions of your special characteristics.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Define Special Characteristics
  • Understand where to spot them
  • Find where Special Characteristics originate
  • Understand the flow from Design to Manufacturing, or to Production
  • Learn ways to ensure your organization has and receives proper flow down

Special Characteristics: the things that must go right to assure the most important parts of a product or process function as they need to or when the times comes. These can affect safety or compliance with regulations, fit, function, performance, requirements, or subsequent processing of product (per the IATF standard). Learn ways to assist your organization in assuring this flow down in effective and clearly communicated to the correct parties.

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