The latest version of IATF 16949 was published in 2016 and the transition from the previous version is ahead. One of the most important steps in the transition process, as well as in the initial implementation, is determining what documents and records are needed for an effective Quality Management System (QMS) based on IATF 16949. This white paper is designed to help top management and employees involved in an IATF 16949 implementation or transition. It will also help to clear up any misunderstandings regarding documents required by the standard.
In this document, you will find an explanation of which documents are mandatory according to the IATF 16949:2016 standard, and which non-mandatory documents are commonly used in the QMS implementation, in the same order and numbered clauses as in IATF 16949.