What’s changing?

The automotive industry quality standard ISO/TS 16949 is being updated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). IATF 16949:2016 will be released 1st October 2016.

All organisations currently certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 must transition to the new standard by 14th September 2018.  After 1st October 2017 no audits (initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer) shall be conducted to ISO/TS 16949:2009.

As the approved training provider to the UK IATF Oversight Office, SMMT Industry Forum is perfectly placed to help organisations understand and implement the requirements of the revised Standard.

We are offering an updated and expanded range of training courses together with consultancy and support services to help organisations manage the changes required by the new standard.

Important Dates

1st October 2016 – Release of standard

1st November 2016 – Release of rules

2nd January 2017 – Date from which the new standard will be in effect

14th September 2018 – Date by which all organisations must transition to the new standard

30th September 2017 – Final date for ISO/TS16949 Audits

1st October 2017 – All Audits to be carried out to IATF16949:2016 standard

How can I find out more about the changes?

+ Missed our free webinar or would like to do view it again?

+ Read the joint ISO and IATF press release regarding the changes

+ If you have any questions regarding the implementation of and the transition to the revised standard you can ask for further guidance using SMMT IATF Oversight’s dedicated mailbox

How can Industry Forum help you make the transition?

For over 15 years SMMT Industry Forum has provided consultancy and training to support companies achieve and maintain Quality Management Standards including ISO/TS16949:2009.

As the SMMT IATF Oversight approved training provider, we are perfectly placed to help you with advice, people development and implementation support.

Our expert practitioners all have hands-on industrial experience with a wealth of technical expertise providing on-site training and coaching.


IATF 16949:2016 Training Courses

IATF 16949:2016 – Essentials Training 

IATF 16949:2016 – Management Awareness 

IATF16949:2016 – Internal Auditor Training

IATF16949:2016 – Upgrade Training for 1st and 2nd Party Auditors

IATF16949:2016 – Lead Auditor Training


IATF 16949:2016 Publictaions

IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification

Quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organisations.
The goal of this Automotive QMS standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
This Automotive QMS Standard cannot be considered a stand-alone QMS Standard but has to be comprehended as a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.
Format – English / A5 / Laminated / Spiral bound
Price – £24.99 + P&P

Contact us via: enquiries@industryforum.co.uk

or call: +44 (0)121 717 6600


Implementing Standardised Work – a Guide

This SMMT publication has been developed specifically to support organisations’ understanding of the implementation of Standardised Work as required within the automotive industry’s international quality management standard IATF 16949:2016.

The document provides clear descriptions of various principles of Lean manufacturing and examples of relevant tools in practical application.
The guide has been developed with SMMT Industry Forum and is based on twenty years’ experience of the development, implementation, monitoring and improvement of Standardised Work throughout the automotive supply chain.

Anyone purchasing this guide will also be given the opportunity to download for free copies of various templates that are pictured and referred to in detail throughout the guide. These tools for observing, recording and calculating aspects of operational performance, standard procedures etc. offer more practical implementation support as well as underpinning the methods explained.
Format – English / A5 / Laminated / Spiral bound
Price – £15.00 + P&P

Contact us via: enquiries@industryforum.co.uk

or call: +44 (0)121 717 6600



If you have any further enquiries regarding our training offerings or publications please get in touch with us at 16949@industryforum.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)121 717 6600

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