IATF 16949 Audit Checklist

This IATF Audit Checklist is a useful tool to quickly review what needs to be considered for compliance with IATF 16949 standard in the automotive industry

IATF 16949 Audit Checklist



GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Does your company already have an existing quality management manual?


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2. Has a quality management representative been appointed?


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3. Has a procedure for controlling documents and records been implemented?


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4. Are employees trained on the requirements of IATF 16949?


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5. Are the processes for monitoring products and processes documented?


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6. Are internal audits performed?


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7. Are non-conformances addressed and corrected?


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8. Is the performance of the QMS continuously monitored and evaluated?


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CONTEXT OF THE ORGANIZATION

1. Are relevant interested parties identified and assessed?


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2. Are the requirements of the interested parties documented and implemented?


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3. Are the relevant legal and regulatory requirements identified and documented?


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4. Is the scope of the QMS defined?


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5. Are risks and opportunities identified and assessed?


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LEADERSHIP

1. Are quality objectives and strategies defined?


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2. Are responsibilities and authorities defined within the QMS?


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3. Is the QMS considered part of the business strategy?


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4. Are managers involved in quality management?


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5. Is compliance with legal and regulatory requirements ensured?


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PLANNING

1. Are risks and opportunities systematically identified and addressed as part of the planning process?


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2. Are quality objectives established and aligned with the strategic goals of the organization?


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3. Is the product development process effectively planned and executed to ensure products meet customer needs and regulatory requirements?


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4. Are contingency plans developed and maintained to address potential disruptions in the supply chain or production process?


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5. Is there a documented process in place to manage changes to the QMS, including changes to processes, products, or the organization‘s structure?


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SUPPORT

1. Are quality checks systematically performed, documented, and saved?


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2. Are resources made available for the implementation of the QMS?


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3. Are training programs and requirements documented and planned to ensure competence and awareness of all personnel?


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4. Are supplier relationships documented and evaluated to ensure they meet established criteria and requirements?


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5. Have procedures been implemented to manage product recalls and product traceability?


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6. Are customer requirements identified and documented to ensure they are consistently met and satisfied?


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OPERATION

1. Are product requirements reviewed and validated prior to starting production?


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2. Is the planning process in place to meet the IATF 16949 requirements?


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3. Is the design and development process in place to meet customer needs and regulatory requirements?


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4. Are the selection of suppliers and procurement processes managed according to established criteria and processes?


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5. Are manufacturing processes monitored and measured to ensure consistent production to required standards?


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6. Are tools and techniques used to identify and address non-conformities in operational processes?


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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

1. Are key performance indicators (KPIs) established and monitored to evaluate the effectiveness of the QMS?


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2. Is customer satisfaction measured and monitored according to established procedures?


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3. Are internal audits conducted at planned intervals to determine the effectiveness of the QMS and identify opportunities for improvement?


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4. Are non-conformities and corrective actions documented and tracked to ensure they are addressed in a regular timely manner?


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5. Are management reviews conducted to evaluate the performance of the QMS and identify opportunities for improvement?


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IMPROVEMENT

1. Are nonconformities and their root causes identified and addressed through corrective and preventive actions?


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2. Is problem-solving used to identify and address systemic issues and drive continuous improvement?


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3. Are error-proofing techniques used to prevent defects and errors?


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4. Is the effectiveness of the QMS regularly reviewed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement?


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5. Are quality objectives established and monitored to drive continual improvement of the QMS?


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DOCUMENTS-(The Following Documents Must Be Submitted In Advance For Review And Audit Planning)

1. Current status of customer complaints


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2. Internal audit plan with results, action plans and list of qualified auditors


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3. Quality Management Review (QM) - Evaluation of the last 12 months


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4. Process map and documented procedures


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5. Proof that all requirements of IATF 16949 are taken into account


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6. QM manual


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7. List of customers and customer specific requirements


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8. Operational performance trends and KPIs over the last 12 months


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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