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  • 1. Informative IATF 16949 Training Videos Now on YouTube

    IATF 16949 is one of the most important documents there are when it comes to the automotive industry. By laying out the standards that specify how to develop a quality management system that provides for continual improvement (as well as the reduction of waste, variation, and defect prevention in the automotive industry supply chain), a solid understanding of IATF 16949 can form the basis of a quality auditor’s work in Toronto. However, it’s not the most accessible document for people to come to grips with, which can often lead to its own issues. 

    That’s why the fact that there are some new informative IATF 16949 training videos on YouTube is so exciting for us. Here at The ISO Edge, we take pride in our capacity of being a top-notch quality audit and consulting group in Toronto. Even though this is our stock in trade, we found the YouTube videos to be interesting and informative, and we’re grateful to the IAOB for making such educational content so readily available. In the following blog post, we’ll talk briefly about how IATF 16949 came to be, as well as why the IAOB thought making YouTube videos about it might be a good idea.


    The precursor to IATF 16949 was the TS 16949 standard. The IATF 16949 standard was developed in order to better harmonize the global automotive quality management system requirements, so as to make life easier (or at least more clear) for automotive suppliers across the board. Prepared by the Technical Committee of ISO as well as the International Automotive Task Force, IATF 16949 was first launched as ISO/TS 16949:1999 and has since gone on to become a standalone document. It applies to the production, design, development, installation, and servicing of automotive-related products, and has been adopted by close to one-third of the current automobile manufacturers. 

    All of the requirements as laid out by IATF 16949 are to be applied throughout the supply chain, which makes it a wide-ranging, highly influential set of standards. This is a great idea, but it’s not always straightforward, which is why it’s so important to have a quality auditor and consultant working with you in the Toronto area. 


    Here at The ISO Edge, we offer a broad range of training modules, as well as auditing and consulting services. Your employees will be able to take part in our multi-day, multi-schedule training program, which has proven to be an efficient way of equipping them with the information they need to apply the standards as laid out in IATF 16949 to the workplace. Employees taking part in the training scheme will also be taught how to use their own judgement when it comes to deciding what to apply and when to apply it, resulting in a more versatile and ultimately more efficient workforce.

    An automotive factory in use

    If training isn’t what you’re looking for and you’d rather perform a one-off audit in order to make sure that your current processes are conforming with the IATF 16949 requirements, The ISO Edge can help you out there as well. We offer one of the most comprehensive auditing services in the industry, which is part of why we’re among the best quality auditors in Toronto. You can rest easy after undergoing one of our audits, which will show you exactly what you’re doing and to what degree it’s conforming, as well as where you might be going wrong somewhere in the supply chain. After all, high-quality quality management systems are the only real way to make sure you’re maintaining your own high standards across the board, as well as being a surefire method of ensuring that your customers’ needs are met as well. 

    You can learn more about our auditing services here, while this link will take you to a page that describes the many training modules we offer in the IATF 16949 and other standard certification models. From basic quality management right the way up to refined workflow precision changes, we’ll be able to ensure that your quality is kept as high as you need it to be. 

    In the YouTube videos on IATF 16949 auditing protocol that have been made available by the IAOB, you’ll be able to learn the basics of what the document requires and suggested tactics to audit it without going into so much detail that you don’t retain any of the information. Because quality management systems are a little complicated by nature, it’s vital that you’re able to take advantage of any methods there are available for getting more familiar with IATF 16949 — it might just end up making all the difference. 

    An automotive factory in use.

    The ideal way to get the most out of the informative IATF 16940 videos on YouTube is to watch the video and take notes as you go, pausing when needed in order to get down just enough information that you can recall the gist of it later on. Of course, a YouTube video will never be able to perform the same task as the kind of in-depth, modular training system we offer, but it can be a great way of figuring out what on earth is expected, especially for employees who might not have much prior audit experience with such in-depth, technical documentation.

    IATF 16949 Training

    Whether you decide to stick with the IAOB’s YouTube videos and leave it there – or whether you decide that you might, in the end, want to come on board with a training scheme or our auditing services  — The ISO Edge is here to help you ensure that your quality management systems are as elegant and powerful as you need them to be, from the board. That’s why we’re proud to be among the best quality auditor and consultant services in Toronto. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced and friendly team; you can reach us here. We’re looking forward to hearing back from you! 


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