Internal Auditing for IATF 16949

IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training Online

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Course Objectives

Intended Audience

Quality professionals, engineers, managers and others responsible for conducting Internal Audits of IATF 16949.

Time To Complete

6 hours (0.6 CEUs)

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IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training Online

IATF 16949 defines the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry.  The goal of this International Standard is the development of a quality management system that:

  • Provides for continual improvement,
  • Emphasizes defect prevention,
  • Includes specific requirements and tools from automotive industry,
  • Promotes reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

With the move away from a standard of shalls and shall nots to a requirement for a more comprehensive approach to quality, the nature of internal audits shifted as well.  Classic internal audits are clause-based, where internal audits to the IATF 16949 standard need to be process-based, assessing a full system with the intention to measure and improve process performance. By taking this approach, organizations unlock the potential to improve overall business systems instead of focusing on correcting shortcomings found with individual procedures.

Learn More about our “classic” Internal Audit Training Course.

Prepare your IATF 16949 Internal Auditors

This course, Internal Auditing for IATF 16949, prepares in-house personnel to serve as IATF 16949 Internal Auditors evaluating existing quality systems against the IATF 16949 standard.  Participants learn the details of each of the six steps of conducting an internal audit, but specifically how to use a process focus as required by the IATF 16949 standard.  The course includes training to help auditors dig deep into processes, studying the outcomes and results (the performance) of the system so they can make informed suggestions for improvement. Trainees also learn how to assess the organizations use of risk-based thinking to identify threats and opportunities as well as the effective use of the Core Tools (APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC and PPAP).

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will have a solid understanding of the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits for IATF 16949. They will know the purpose and process for each of the six steps for conducting Internal Audits and will be able to plan and prepare for audits, participate in the audit itself collecting and evaluating evidence, write a final report and conduct a closing meeting.

Clause-Based vs. Process-Based Internal Audits

Traditional auditing can be called “clause-based” auditing since the audit is focused on compliance to a “clause” such as a procedure, policy or standard. IATF 16949 specifically calls for the use of “process-based” auditing. A process approach to auditing is different because it involves assessing a full process with the intention to measure and improve process performance. Both the clause-based and process-based internal auditing approaches are valid auditing practices. However, when auditing for IATF 16949, always use the process-based approach.

Both approaches, clause-based and process-based auditing can be used to identify issues or noncompliances (if they exist) and initiate corrective action. But the process-based approach has the potential of improving a full process or even a series of integrated processes. When using a process-based approach, the organization is essentially using an holistic methodology to assess their business systems. With an holistic approach, organizations view processes and policies as a continuum rather than as separate components.

The upside to process-based auditing (required with IATF 16949) is that the approach opens the opportunity to make dramatic improvements for overall business systems. The downside is that process-based audits take more time, experience and skill than clause-based auditing.

This Training Enables Learners To…

  • Serve as IATF 16949 Internal Auditors.
  • Define the five supplemental areas beyond “conventional” internal auditor qualifications that those auditing for IATF 16949 must be proficient in.
  • Highlight the differences between “clause-based” and “process-based” auditing and explain the benefits to the process-based approach to auditing.
  • Describe how Risk-Based Thinking and Core Tools are used in IATF 16949 Internal Audits.
  • Appreciate the role Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) play in strengthening the overall supply chain.
  • Explain the relationship between IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 and the impact the two standards in tandem have on auditing practices.
  • Describe the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Identify each of the six steps of the internal audit process, explain the key components of each step as well as the importance of that step on the overall success of the audit.

Features of All Courses

Recommended Prerequisites

  • None.

You May Also Be Interested In…

  • Risk-Based Thinking – Training in how to develop and conduct a risk management process.
  • Core Tools Training – Five courses that can be offered as a curriculum for comprehensive training in the core tools (APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP).
  • Internal Audit Training – Focused on the six steps of a clause-based internal audit process.

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Internal Auditing for IATF 16949 Course Outline

Unit 1: Requirements for Auditing IATF 16949

Lesson 1 | IATF 16949 Auditing Requirements

  • Be aware of the five supplemental areas (beyond “conventional” internal auditor qualifications) that those auditing IATF 16949 must have proficiency.

Lesson  2 | Process Approach to Auditing

  • Understand what is involved with a process approach to auditing.
  • Describe how to use process mapping to understand a process.
  • Identify which elements impact process performance and determine measures that can be used to monitor and improve the performance of the process.

Lesson 3 | Role of Risk-Based Thinking

  • Realize that risk-based thinking fosters a proactive culture of prevention and improvement.
  • Recognize that risks can refer to either a threat or an opportunity.
  • Be aware of tools and techniques for identifying both threats and opportunities.

Lesson 4 | Focus on Customer Requirements

  • Recognize the importance of Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs).
  • Understand the role that CSRs play in strengthening the integrity of the overall supply chain.

Lesson 5 | Audit Perspective of Related Standards

  • Know that IATF 16949:2016 is implemented in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.
  • Be aware of significant changes to IATF 16969:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 that impact auditing practices.

Lesson 6 | Role of Core Tools

  • Identify the five Core Tools.
  • Understand how the Core Tools are integrated and interconnected.
  • Realize how to get the “most” out of the Core Tools.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.

Unit 2: Internal Auditing Practices

Lesson 1 | The Audit Process

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Preview six steps for conducting Internal Audits.

Lesson 2 | Step 1: Preparation and Planning

  • Recognize that the bounds of the audit scope must be tightly defined and that staying within these bounds improves results.
  • Understand how to prepare for an effective audit.
  • Be aware of how important it is for all audit participants to remain objective.

Lesson 3 | Step 2: The Opening Meeting

  • Appreciate the importance of a comprehensive Opening Meeting.
  • Know what agenda topics should be covered during the Opening Meeting.

Lesson 4 | Step 3: Collect Evidence

  • Recognize viable sources of evidence.
  • Sort through the evidence to hone in on meaningful data that leads to valid conclusions.
  • Realize when there is enough data gathered.

Lesson 5 | Step 4: Evaluate the Evidence

  • Consolidate evidence gathered.
  • Generate a composite picture of how well the organization’s performance conforms to Standards and documented procedures.
  • Separate and itemize nonconformities.
  • Rate nonconformities against a simple, relative priority scale.
  • Provide substantiated evidence of each nonconformity found.

Lesson 6 | Step 5: The Closing Meeting

  • Appreciate the purpose and importance of the Closing Meeting.
  • Understand how to prepare the Audit Report.
  • Know how to prepare for and lead the Closing Meeting.

Lesson 7 | Step 6: Audit Follow-Up

  • Recognize the need to confirm that changes made (at least for Critical and Major Nonconformities) have actually been made.
  • Be aware of the need to verify that the changes made are the right changes.
  • Know what to look for to ensure changes made are sustainable.

Lesson 8 | Auditing Tips

  • Be aware of tips and techniques that can lead to more effective audits and efficient outcomes.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.

Internal Auditing for IATF 16949 Training Course Objectives

  • Define the five supplemental areas beyond “conventional” internal auditor qualifications that those auditing for IATF 16949 must be proficient in.
  • Highlight the differences between “clause-based” and “process-based” auditing and explain the benefits to the process-based approach to auditing.
  • Describe how Risk-Based Thinking and Core Tools are used in IATF 16949 Internal Audits.
  • Appreciate the role Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) play in strengthening the overall supply chain.
  • Explain the relationship between IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 and the impact the two standards in tandem have on auditing practices.
  • Describe the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Identify each of the six steps of the internal audit process, explain the key components of each step as well as the importance of that step on the overall success of the audit.

Features of All QualityTrainingPortal Courses

Easy reporting for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 records.

Powerful learning management and administration.

Media-rich presentation enhances the training.

Exercises reinforce concepts and keep learners engaged.

Printable PDF Reference Guide for future use.

Solid technical content developed by experts.

Learners progress through the training at their own pace.

Bookmarking so learners can start and stop the training as time allows.

Certificate of Completion that can be easily printed or saved.

CEUs awarded to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Internal Auditing for IATF 16949 Course Outline

Unit 1: Requirements for Auditing IATF 16949

Lesson 1 | IATF 16949 Auditing Requirements

  • Be aware of the five supplemental areas (beyond “conventional” internal auditor qualifications) that those auditing IATF 16949 must have proficiency.

Lesson  2 | Process Approach to Auditing

  • Understand what is involved with a process approach to auditing.
  • Describe how to use process mapping to understand a process.
  • Identify which elements impact process performance and determine measures that can be used to monitor and improve the performance of the process.

Lesson 3 | Role of Risk-Based Thinking

  • Realize that risk-based thinking fosters a proactive culture of prevention and improvement.
  • Recognize that risks can refer to either a threat or an opportunity.
  • Be aware of tools and techniques for identifying both threats and opportunities.

Lesson 4 | Focus on Customer Requirements

  • Recognize the importance of Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs).
  • Understand the role that CSRs play in strengthening the integrity of the overall supply chain.

Lesson 5 | Audit Perspective of Related Standards

  • Know that IATF 16949:2016 is implemented in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.
  • Be aware of significant changes to IATF 16969:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 that impact auditing practices.

Lesson 6 | Role of Core Tools

  • Identify the five Core Tools.
  • Understand how the Core Tools are integrated and interconnected.
  • Realize how to get the “most” out of the Core Tools.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this course.

Unit 2: Internal Auditing Practices

Lesson 1 | The Audit Process

  • Understand the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Preview six steps for conducting Internal Audits.

Lesson 2 | Step 1: Preparation and Planning

  • Recognize that the bounds of the audit scope must be tightly defined and that staying within these bounds improves results.
  • Understand how to prepare for an effective audit.
  • Be aware of how important it is for all audit participants to remain objective.

Lesson 3 | Step 2: The Opening Meeting

  • Appreciate the importance of a comprehensive Opening Meeting.
  • Know what agenda topics should be covered during the Opening Meeting.

Lesson 4 | Step 3: Collect Evidence

  • Recognize viable sources of evidence.
  • Sort through the evidence to hone in on meaningful data that leads to valid conclusions.
  • Realize when there is enough data gathered.

Lesson 5 | Step 4: Evaluate the Evidence

  • Consolidate evidence gathered.
  • Generate a composite picture of how well the organization's performance conforms to Standards and documented procedures.
  • Separate and itemize nonconformities.
  • Rate nonconformities against a simple, relative priority scale.
  • Provide substantiated evidence of each nonconformity found.

Lesson 6 | Step 5: The Closing Meeting

  • Appreciate the purpose and importance of the Closing Meeting.
  • Understand how to prepare the Audit Report.
  • Know how to prepare for and lead the Closing Meeting.

Lesson 7 | Step 6: Audit Follow-Up

  • Recognize the need to confirm that changes made (at least for Critical and Major Nonconformities) have actually been made.
  • Be aware of the need to verify that the changes made are the right changes.
  • Know what to look for to ensure changes made are sustainable.

Lesson 8 | Auditing Tips

  • Be aware of tips and techniques that can lead to more effective audits and efficient outcomes.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this course.

Internal Auditing for IATF 16949 Training Course Objectives

  • Define the five supplemental areas beyond "conventional" internal auditor qualifications that those auditing for IATF 16949 must be proficient in.
  • Highlight the differences between "clause-based" and "process-based" auditing and explain the benefits to the process-based approach to auditing.
  • Describe how Risk-Based Thinking and Core Tools are used in IATF 16949 Internal Audits.
  • Appreciate the role Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) play in strengthening the overall supply chain.
  • Explain the relationship between IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 and the impact the two standards in tandem have on auditing practices.
  • Describe the purpose, objectives and benefits of Internal Audits.
  • Identify each of the six steps of the internal audit process, explain the key components of each step as well as the importance of that step on the overall success of the audit.

Features of All QualityTrainingPortal Courses

Easy reporting for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 records.

Powerful learning management and administration.

Media-rich presentation enhances the training.

Exercises reinforce concepts and keep learners engaged.

Printable PDF Reference Guide for future use.

Solid technical content developed by experts.

Learners progress through the training at their own pace.

Bookmarking so learners can start and stop the training as time allows.

Certificate of Completion that can be easily printed or saved.

CEUs awarded to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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