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IATF 16949 – Examination Preparation for 1st / 2nd Party Auditors – Core Tools

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IATF 16949 – Examination Preparation for 1st / 2nd Party Auditors – Core Tools

Background and Topics

Conformity with IATF 16949 is the condition for acceptance into the automotive manufacturers‘ list of suppliers. In preparation for certification, those responsible in an organisation must come to grips with the concrete implementation of requirements. IATF 16949 auditors’ competence is of decisive importance: on the one hand, because they have to implement the IATF 16949 requirements in their own organisation in a focussed manner and evaluate the effectiveness of quality management actions. On the other hand, so they can review their suppliers as to whether their QM system complies with IATF 16949. In auditing, knowledge of the Core Tools is essential in order to correctly identify and assess risks and deviations from the specifications. In this one-day training, the participants receive an introduction and exercises on the Core Tools, giving them the opportunity to apply thus knowledge to the examination for IATF 16949 1st / 2nd party auditor and in their occupational routine.

Target Audience

This training is geared to prospective 1st / 2nd party auditors IATF 16949 who want to prepare for IATF 16949 – Examination for 1st / 2nd party auditor.


The participants are taught specialist knowledge about the structure and preparation of failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA). Furthermore, the topics of statistical process control (SPC 1), quality control charts (SPC 2) and machine and process capabilities (SPC 3) are presented. Additionally, the participants are introduced to test process suitability according to VDA 5 and basic knowledge about measurement system analysis (MSA).

Concept and Methods

Technical lectures, discussions and exchange of experiences alternate during the training.

Prerequisites for Attendance

A basic knowledge of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 requirements as well as practical experience in applying automotive methods are necessary for this training.

Supplementary Material

Chapter FMEA from the VDA Ring Binder Volume 4 Chapter SPC from the VDA Ring Binder Volume 4

VDA Volume 5

Certificate of Attendance At the end, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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