- The changes are intended to strengthen the value of the certification.
- There is a new focus on the areas where the operation of the scheme appear not to have been as successful as the IATF expected.
- There will be more emphasis placed on audit performance.
- Looking at the changes in detail identifies that there are very few areas that have not been changed. The changes start in section 1 and continue through to the last appendix.
In short it appears the changes to the Rules align with the IATF strategy of ‘raising the bar’. More emphasis has now been placed on coverage and detail of audits, resulting in an increase in the requirement perspective and the consequences for not performing to expectation, now more severe.
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