IATF 16949 modernization for the modern automotive supplier.

Manage automotive compliance items and synchronize documentation with anyone, anywhere.

Quality management system

QT9 QMS automates workflow with controlled processes.

Prevent defects

QT9 QMS provides tools for optimizing automotive suppliers.

Reduce waste & variation

QT9 QMS help optimize production & service of parts.

Continual improvement

QT9 QMS helps you consistently improve quality.

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Control of Documents

QT9™ QMS Document Control Module

Element 7.5.1

Management Review

QT9™ QMS Management Review Module

Element 9.3

Employee Training

QT9™ QMS Employee Training Module

Element 7.2

Infrastructure & Production

QT9™ QMS Preventive Action Module

Element 7.1.3 &

Risk Assessment

QT9™ QMS Risk Assessments Module

Element 6.1.1

Design & Development

QT9™ QMS Engineering Change Request Module

Element 8.3

Purchasing & Suppliers

QT9™ QMS Supplier Evaluation Module

Element 8.4.1 &

Control of Production

QT9™ QMS Inspection Module

Element 8.6

Monitoring & Measuring

QT9™ QMS Calibration Module

Element 7.1.5

Customer Satisfaction

QT9™ QMS Customer Feedback Module

Element 9.2.1

Internal Audits

QT9™ QMS Audit Management Module

Element 9.2.1 & 9.2.2

Nonconforming Products

QT9™ QMS Nonconforming Product Module

Element 8.7

Corrective Actions

QT9™ QMS Corrective Actions Module

Element 10.2

Frequently Asked Questions: IATF 16949

What is IATF 16949?

IATF 16949, also called IATF 16949:2016, is an international standard that defines requirements for quality management systems in the automotive industry. It is used in conjunction with ISO 9001, with the addition of industry-specific guidelines. Its goal is to foster the consistent quality of automotive products, prevent defects, ensure safety and reduce waste.


The standard was originally developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the Technical Committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), but is now under the management of the IATF alone. IATF is made up of representatives from major automotive manufacturers and industry associations from around the world and was formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.

Who does IATF 16949 apply to?

The IATF 16949 standard applies to organizations involved in the “design and development, production and, when relevant, assembly, installation, and services of automotive-related products, including products with embedded software.” This includes the manufacture of customer-specified production parts, service parts and accessory parts throughout the automotive supply chain.


While it is not a legal requirement for an automotive industry manufacturer or supplier to be IATF 16949 certified, it is overarchingly considered a requirement of doing business in the industry.

What are the requirements of IATF 16949?

Since IATF 16949 is used in conjunction with ISO 9001, it is important to first understand that industry standard. You can find more on our ISO 9001 page.


IATF 16949-specific requirements at a high level involve:

  • Role of Leadership in implementing a QMS

  • Planning to address risk and opportunities

  • Requirements for support of processes and resources

  • Operational requirements

  • Methods to evaluate performance

  • Continual improvement


For more detailed information, visit the IATF's website: IATF

How can QT9 QMS help with IATF 16949 compliance?

QT9 QMS offers a robust solution at an accessible price point, with 23+ standard modules that help simplify and centralize IATF 16949 compliance, including:

  • Document Control

  • Risk Management

  • Management Review

  • Supplier Management

  • Customer Feedback

  • Corrective Actions

  • Audit Management

Plus QT9 offers full customer support, an available ERP integration and Business Intelligence tool to help visualize and make informed decisions in real time.


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QT9's easy-to-use IATF 16949 system makes traceability and transparency simple.

Built-In Dashboard

Quickly see the status of IATF 16949 items with real-time reports from the QT9 dashboard.

Traceability & Transparency

QT9™ QMS includes web portals for customers, suppliers and employee training.


Manage IATF records from your desktop, tablet or mobile device from anywhere you have internet.

QT9™ QMS is flexible for your business.

QT9 lets you choose modules based on what's best for your organization.

Modules for any business size

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