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Introduction to IATF 16949 Support

A poorly designed and implemented Quality Management System (QMS) can cause detrimental burden on an organization by not keeping customers satisfied or attaining business goals.

If the QMS is developed and implemented correctly it can have an immediate and long term effect, with successes of:

  • Improved Customer Satisfaction
  • Better met product safety requirements
  • Exceed business objectives goals
  • Increased operational efficiency
  • Lower Management System administrative burden
  • Less Management System redundancy
  • Integration of Quality Management Principles through its design
  • Integration of multiple standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, etc.)

Many companies find it difficult to Develop, Implement and Sustain Management Systems. This is mainly caused by a misunderstanding of how Management Systems are to be Developed, Implemented and Sustained. The lack of resources may also contribute to the need for Management System Development and Implementation Support.

Quality-One provides Management System Development and Implementation Support through Auditing, Facilitation and Contract Services.  Our support will effectively and efficiently move organizations forward in the Development and Implementation of their Management Systems. We will assess, design and assist in developing and implementing your QMS. We specialize in utilizing best practices from multiple industries to provide a well-balanced QMS solution for our customers.

Our Management Systems Support Services have a proven track record of providing value as measured by: development and implementation time, additional time available for the organizations personnel responsible for Management Systems, first time 3rd party registration results and on-going support towards sustaining the Management Systems.

About IATF 16949 Auditing

IATF 16949 2nd Party Auditing services are necessary when organizations do not have the resources or time to conduct their own internal and supplier audits. Without coordinating and assisting the organizations personnel responsible for the Management System, it is often time consuming to develop and implement the Management System.

Quality-One will provide qualified 2nd party audit resources, which may be used for:

  • Fulfilling requirements of the IATF 16949 requirements for Internal Audits
  • Supply Chain (supplier) 2nd party audits as part of an organizations procurement supplier development strategy
  • Best practice audits. Examples include:
    • AIAG CQI 19 Supplier Development
    • Automotive OEM Customer Specific Audits: IE: Ford Q1, GM BIQ, etc.
    • Automotive OEM Global Materials Management Operations Guidelines / Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE)
QMS Process Audit Worksheet
QMS Process Audit Worksheet

Benefits of IATF 16949 Auditing

Quality Management System 2nd Party Auditing services allow you to avoid expending extra time and money with in-house resources.

The professionals at Quality-One can benefit your organization in many ways:

  • Ready to work personnel with expertise in 2nd Party Auditing
  • Cost effective in reducing time for internal personnel conducting audit activities
  • Increased time for personnel to attend to day to day responsibilities
  • Provide mentoring for personnel responsible for conducting audits
  • Assurance that your customer’s requirements and expectations are met
  • Hands-on auditing skills development

About IATF 16949 Facilitation

The total time to complete the Management System design and implementation, considering the organizations team time and number of development hours, would be much longer than if it were experienced with a skilled Quality-One Facilitator. Our Management System Facilitation methodology puts those experts to work for you.

  • Management System development and implementation without facilitation often leads to:
  • Wasted time and disruption to the business
  • Excessive and redundant documentation
  • Excessive non-conformance findings without corrective action follow-up
  • Poorly defined objectives, targets and goals not linked to the organizations strategic direction
  • Management System design which does not foster the process approach with limited process ownership
  • Limited or no improved Customer satisfaction
  • Limited or no increased business opportunities
  • Delayed project (missed timelines and over budget) and 3rd party certification

Organizations rarely measure the total cost and time impact of a poorly executed Management Systems development. However, considering the limited time the organizations personnel have when involved in Management System development activities, it is wise to consider this option.

Our customers report a greater than 50% reduction in development time and therefore their resources are utilized more effectively.

The results of the facilitated Management Systems development and implementation are measured by:

  • Project timelines and budgets being met
  • Limited minor non-conformance findings and corrective action
  • First time 3rd party audit certification
  • Objectives aligned to business strategy and defined risks

Benefits of IATF 16949 Facilitation

Overall, a Management System will help decrease the likelihood of risks associated with: customer complaints, non-conforming events, etc. Management System Facilitation allows organizations to avoid these risks without expending extra time and money with in-house resources.

The typical benefits that a customer experiences are:

  • Greater than 50% reduction in time (resources better utilized)
  • Structured Methodology which is more process oriented
  • Quality-One Seven Phase Methodology
  • Project timelines / budgets savings
  • Limited minor non-conformance findings and corrective action
  • First time 3rd party audit certification
  • Improved awareness of Customer requirements
  • Improved management system structure based on process approach with defined process ownership
  • Process owner designed management system with facilitation
QMS Process Concept Design
QMS Process Concept Design

About IATF 16949 Contract Services

Management Systems Contract Services are necessary when time, budget and first time 3rd party registration are of the utmost importance. Quality-One will provide instant results through the utilization of best practices learned over 30+ years of experience. Our contract services may be used in:

  • Management System Development and Implementation Facilitation – Program Management, Technical Leadership
  • Documented information Creation Support
  • Best Practice Computer Application (Documented Information, Corrective Action, Design, Monitoring and Measuring, etc.) and Implementation Support
  • Training and Mentoring of Personnel responsible for Management Systems

Benefits of IATF 16949 Contract Services

It’s not impossible to develop and implement a Quality Management System without help. However, an unguided Quality Management System development usually produces suboptimal results. QMS Contract Services allows you to avoid expending extra time and money with in-house resources.

The professionals at Quality-One can benefit your organization in many ways:

  • Ready to work personnel with expertise in Management Systems
  • Cost effective in reducing time for Management Systems development and implementation
  • Increased Time for personnel to attend to day to day responsibilities
  • Developed and implemented correctly and with the emphasis on the organization own its Management System
  • Assurance that your customer’s requirements and expectations are met
  • Hands on skills development

Learn More About IATF 16949 Support

Quality-One offers Quality Management Systems Development through Consulting, Training and Project Support. Quality-One provides Knowledge, Guidance and Direction in Quality Management Systems development activities, tailored to your unique wants, needs and desires. Let us help you Discover the Value of IATF 16949 Consulting, IATF 16949 Training or IATF 16949 Project Support.