Hi, I believe and witnessed internal audit are just done for sack of IATF req. in organizations. Do we have another tool which could be used instead of internal audit and follow IATF req. I always heard form quality it is a IATF req.
Internal audits conducted with an automotive process approach -it is one of the most important things to be done to check the compliance of IATF 16949: 2016 standard. As you know, this issue is also one of the main conditions of the standard that should be followed.
In addition to internal audits, the following issues also play an important role in the compliance of the IATF 16949: 2016 standard:
Quality management processes are fully defined with turtle diagrams
Making FMEA and risk management applications complete
Very good implementation of customer complaint management and problem-solving culture.
Weekly and monthly management meetings, agenda topics to be addressed in these meetings, process objectives that are important for the IATF 16949: 2016 standard should include issues such as internal and external problems, customer satisfaction, customer complaints, new product design, and project issues
Management review meetings expected by the IATF 16949: 2016 standard.
Apart from these, although not highly recommended, a checklist in which IATF 16949: 2016 standard items are routinely reviewed can also be used.
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