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  • Do internal auditors need training?

    Do internal auditors need training?

  • IATF 16494 queries

    1. My understanding is that IATF16949 primarily applies to an internal manufacturing site, with support functions including design, sales etc being included in the scope. But what if we want to include other design groups in the scope, but their products are not manufactured internally, but at external IATF16949 certified suppliers? Can they be included in the scope? Or can we only include design groups that design products that are manufactured in the certified manufacturing location?

    2. If we want to have a Single Manufacturing site certified, but with other internal manufacturing sites includes as extended sites, there are criteria outlined in the IATF "rules" Annex 4 that I would like clarification on: E.g.

    • The extended site can have "No autonomous decision making authority". This is clearly not practical for any company as all sites would have local on-site leadership.
    • Extended sites should be located within a "reasonable proximity" of the main mfg site. What is the definition of "reasonable proximity" ?
  • Can single process (stamping) be certified to IATF 16949 standard?

    We are a steel processor with an ISO 9001-2015 certified company now.
    Can I have a single process (stamping) certified to the IATF 16949 standard?

  • Based on what the sample size to do MSA?

    Based on what the sample size to do MSA is fixed like 10 or 30 nos.?

  • Special treatment or additional activities for the IATF audit in case of ongoing escalation with customer

    1. Is there a special treatment or additional activities for the IATF audit (Stage 1 and 2) of a new Plant in case there is an on going escalation with a customer happening before the Audit. What are the implications if the escalation is on going during the Audit?

     

  • Guide for dock audit

    Exist a guide for a dock audit? like so CQI-8 for LPA Audit.

  • Online internal audit

    is online internal audit is accepted by IATF external auditors?

  • IATF 16949:2016 Training

    If your internal auditors have only did one audit in a year, do they have to be retrained?

  • Chance to avoid the de-certification process

    My plant has an open but 100% resolved NC due to poor performance with GM. They are scheduled to have the special audit in September to close the NC but meanwhile, the performance with the customer has been degraded instead of improving. Due to the increased number of complaints, they will still stay Red with GM until at least January 2021.
    The question is:
    1. What is the chance to avoid the de-certification process? 

    2. Can we present a newer plan approved by GM and the NC be carried over and be reviewed during a future special audit?
    Thank you very much.

  • Is it a requirement that you perform simulations on your Contingency Plans?

    Is it a requirement that you perform simulations on your Contingency Plans?  Or only select few?

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