The IAOB has issued a report of the top ten major an minor findings by third party auditors.  If you understand and address these issues in the transition the less likely you will have a major or minor finding.

Here is the list...


Courtesy – IAOB (International Automotive Oversight Bureau)

Through August 2017, IAOB has released to IATF registrars a complete list of the top 10 IATF 16949 major and minor findings by third-party auditors:

Major Findings:

1. 7.2.3 Internal auditor competency
2. 8.5.1.5 Total productive maintenance
3. 6.1.2.3 Contingency plans
4. 10.2.1 (ISO) Nonconformity and corrective action
5. 6.1.21 Risk analysis
6. 10.2.3 Problem solving
7. 4.3.2 Customer-specific requirements
8. 8.5.1 (ISO) Control of production and service provision
9. 4.4.1.2 Product safety
10. 9.3.2.1 Management review inputs – supplemental


Minor Findings:

1. 8.5.1.5 Total productive maintenance
2. 8.5.1.1 Control plan
3. 8.5.1 (ISO) Control of production and service provision
4. 6.1.2.3 Contingency plans
5. 8.3.5.2 Manufacturing design process output
6. 8.3.3.3 Special characteristics
7. 8.5.1.2 Standardized work – operator instructions and visual standards
8. 7.1.5.1.1 Measurement systems analysis
9. 8.5.1.3 Verification of job set-ups
10. 7.2.3 Internal auditor competency


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