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Terry Onica

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I take risk in the supply chain very seriously, so if you’re an automotive manufacturer, I want to keep you up to date on upcoming changes. On October 3, 2016, IATF 16949:2016 was released globally. IATF 16949:2016 will supersede and replace the current ISO/TS 16949, which defines the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. According to AIAG, over 66K+ global supplier sites (primarily Tier 1 and 2 suppliers) currently certified to the ISO/TS 16949 quality standard will need to transition to IATF 16949 by September 2018. Non-compliance could result in suspension of a supplier’s quality certification and limit their access to new business opportunities. Here’s the geographical distribution of the current 66K+ TS/16949 suppliers: In order to complete this transition, organizations will have to obtain a copy of each ... (more)