I am trying to find out what is the process for IATF certification suspension for the corporate scheme.
The situation is like this: one corporate scheme has few manufacturing sites. What happens if the central functions are claimed by the customer as having an issues? How the manufacturing sites are impacted and where I can find this information? Can the certification body request a special audit at a manufacturing site even if the issues is strictly related to the central functions? The central functions have their own IATF certification audit. In the 5th rules I was not able to find all this details.
According to Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition, the certification body can suspend the certificate if the certification body receives a performance complaint against the client from an IATF OEM member, its relevant IATF Oversight office, or any automotive customer of the client.
The certification body must undertake immediate analysis of the situation to dete rmine the severity of the situation and risk to the customers of the certified client, taking into account, where applicable, IATF OEM customer-specific requirements. This analysis shall be completed within a maximum of twenty (20) calendar days from the start date of the decertification process.
Since the manufacturing sites are under the same certificate as the central office, they can also be subjected to additional audits.
For more information, you can take a look at Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition 5th edition, clause 8.0 CERTIFICATE DECERTIFICATION PROCESS