On October 3rd, 2016 IATF 16949:2016 was published by the IATF and supersedes and replaces the current ISO/TS 16949, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. It will be aligned with and refer to the most recent version of ISO’s quality management systems standard, ISO 9001:2015. IATF 16949:2016 will fully respect ISO 9001:2015 structure and requirements, and is not a stand-alone quality management standard, but is implemented as a supplement to, and in conjunction with, ISO 9001:2015.
All organizations currently certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 must transition to the new standard by September 14, 2018. After October 1, 2017, no audits (initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer) can be conducted for ISO/TS 16949:2009.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Release of standard
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Release of rules
Monday, January 2, 2017 – Date from which the new standard will be in effect
Friday, September 14, 2018 – Date by which all organizations must transition to the new standard