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Certification requirements for SME's - Automotive

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Certification requirements for SME's - Automotive

I am looking into building local supply chain for the supply of diverse automotive components for local OEMs
Creating jobs and manufacturing locally are key requirements for SA and many other countries I believe. 

What are the requirements for SME’s to be able to supply OEMs with parts from a IATF16949 perspective?

The cost to get certified is prohibitive for most SME’s and so I am investigating ways to work with you to get our economy up and running again. 

My vision is to get 100 SME’s IATF certified to manufacture non critical components using 3D technology.

Can you please assist. I have a meeting tomorrow and would really appreciate being able to give them feedback on this critical point.

One more point, is how does IATF change when it comes to 3D printing of components for 

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Fırat İnceli Sep 09, 2020

"I am looking into building a local supply chain for the supply of diverse automotive components for local OEMs. Creating jobs and manufacturing locally are key requirements for SA and many other countries I believe. What are the requirements for SME’s to be able to supply OEMs with parts from an IATF16949 perspective? The cost to get certified is prohibitive for most SME’s and so I am investigating ways to work with you to get our economy up and running again.

My vision is to get 100 SME’s IATF certified to manufacture noncritical components using 3D technology. Can you please assist. I have a meeting tomorrow and would really appreciate being able to give them feedback on this critical point. 

As you know, the IATF certificate can only be obtained by manufacturing factories and by fitting these manufactured parts to the OEM "Original Equipment Manufacturer" vehicle. It is covered in OES ‘’Original Equipment Service’’  but not aftermarket. Minimum 12-month performance data must be available at the factory. 

The expectations of the IATF 16949: 2016 standard are the same for all types of businesses. Standard requirements do not change depending on the type of business.  Factories receive the necessary training, they need to make preparations within the framework of a plan. The preparation phase for the IATF certification audit after the training received varies between 6 months and 1 year depending on the condition of the factory.  For all types of factories, the certification audit is done in 2 phases as stage 1 and stage 2. Stage 1 audits are 1-man day. Stage 2 audits vary according to the number of men in the factory and  Stage 2 audit must start within 90 days after stage 1 has passed.  Stage 2 audits range from a minimum of 2.5 to 2 days.  It is a minimum of 4 days for a 30-person factory.  If there is no product design, a 15% discount can be obtained.

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One more point is how does IATF change when it comes to 3D printing of components for Series production, Service parts, After-market parts.

I do not think that the IATF standard will change with the use of a 3D printer. In any case, item 8.3 will apply to IATF 16949:2016 requirements.

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How would it look to implement IATF 16949 standards in a new and small manufacturing facility site to supply OEMs

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Fırat İnceli Sep 09, 2020

As I mentioned before, there is no clear link with the small business regarding the implementation of IATF or the supply of parts to the OEM customer.However, in order for new businesses to obtain an IATF certificate, there is a right called ‘’letter of conformance.’’  I share the details of this below from IATF Rules 5.

5.14 Letter of conformance The purpose of the letter of conformance is to confirm that processes exist that satisfy the requirements of IATF 16949 and these "Rules" and where the client is not able to achieve IATF 16949 certification because of:

    a) a new site without twelve ( 12) months of internal or external performance data for the automotive production and/or service parts in the scope of certification

    b) an existing site that can demonstrate it is 

5.14.4 Eligible for certificationOnce the client has twelve ( 12) months performance data for the new site or if the client on an active bid list receives a contract from the customer requiring IATF 16949 certification, the certification process shall proceed by the same certification body with an initial audit (stage 1 readiness review and stage 2) with a maximum reduction of 50% possible in audit days for the stage 2 audit (see section 5.2 and 5.4 g).The 50% reduction applies only to the initial audit and only if the initial audit starts before the expiration date of the letter of conformance. The reduction shall not be applied to the subsequent surveillance audit cycle.A member of the audit team that performed the initial audit for the letter of conformance should be assigned to participate in the initial audit and each surveillance audit of the three (3) year audit cycle.The stage 2 audit shall start before the expiration date of the letter of conformance. lf the timing is exceeded, the client shall start over with an initial certification audit (stage 1 readiness review and stage 2) and no reduction shall be applied.

 

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