It was a busy news day at IATF. Aside from the IATF 16949 Value Add Brochure that was published to the site today, the group also published Stakeholder Communique SC-2022-10, which announces a very welcome new feature to the IATF website: a new section called Statistics, which will be updated each month and include the current top ten major NCs and top ten minor NCs reported by registrar auditors, as well as an up-to-date global IATF certificate distribution map. The tools will provide incredible benefits for organizations and auditors to spot trends and better understand requirements so that they can properly allocate resources, training, or attention on problem areas.
The communique describes that the reports, which will be published each month, will represent mature nonconformity data from the previous 12 months – if the report is published on October 1st, 2022, for instance, it will include rolling nonconforming data from registrar audits conducted between September 1st, 2021 and August 30th, 2022.
This data used to be available through the IAOB and presented very nicely for the previous year in videos at the beginning of the new year, but the additional of the Statistics tab makes this information much more accessible and keeps us from having to generate charts from the data ourselves. We’re sure that automotive manufacturers, quality professionals, auditors, and everyone in between will find tremendous value in the new feature.