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Odak Info (electronic newsletter of Odak Consulting)



Odak Info 45

(Released on : 01.2013)


e-newsletter announcements are regularly uploaded to Odak Data (e-library) site. Such updates will no longer be announced through Odak Info.



Odak Info 44

(Updated on : 05.2012)


 “SI for Rules” (revised as of Apr.2012) are uploaded to Odak Data (e-library).


“FAQ for Rules” and “SI for Rules” (revised as of Dec.2011) are uploaded to Odak Data (e-library).

(Released on: 12.2011)


Note: SI and FAQ updates are regularly uploaded to Odak Data (e-library) site. Such updates will no longer be announced through Odak Info.



Odak Info 43

(Released on : 11.2011)


Odak training notes (ISO/TS 16949:2009 Fundamentals, ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Auditor, Automotive Process Management) are uploaded to the e-library (Odak Data).



Odak Info 42

(Released on : 03.2011)


e-training regardingemployee qualification” section of element 6.2 (Odak Online 3) is uploaded to Odak Online website (http://kutdemir.ninehub.com). Content can be viewed via “guest login”.



Odak Info 41

(Updated on : 04.2011)


“FAQ for Rules” and “SI for Rules” (revised as of April 2011 and Sept. 2010) include minor changes. New revisions are uploaded to Odak Data (e-library).



Odak Info 40

(Released on : 06.2010)


Regarding MSA 4th Edition released by AIAG as of 06.2010;


Newly introduced and/or revised topics:


-          Calibration systems

-          Evaluating discrimination for adequacy

-          Effects of “gage assembly and fixture error” on analysing MSA results

-          SPC – MSA relationship

-          GRR acceptability criteria

-          Link between “purpose of measurement” and GRR evaluation

-          Determining the bias (variable MSA)

-          Determining the linearity (variable MSA)

-          Advantages of using Anova method (variable MSA)

-          Average and Range Method (variable MSA)

-          Choosing the parts (attribute MSA)

-          Cross-tab method (attribute MSA)

-          Sample size (attribute MSA)

-          Signal detection approach (attribute MSA)

-          Analytic method example (attribute MSA)

-          Practices for non-replicable measurement systems


Further analysis of listed topics can be accessed through "MSA Ed4 Analysis.pdf” file uploaded to Odak Data (e-library).



Odak Info 39

(Updated on : 04.2010)


e-training regardingsoftware verification” section of element 7.6 (Odak Online 2) is uploaded to Odak Online website (http://kutdemir.ninehub.com). Content can be viewed via “guest login”.


e-training regardingoutsourced processes” section of element 4.1 (Odak Online 1) is uploaded to Odak Online website (http://kutdemir.ninehub.com). Content can be viewed via “guest login”.


Note: CSR(customer specific requirements) updates are regularly uploaded to Odak Data (e-library) site. Such updates will no longer be announced through Odak Info.



Odak Info 36

(Updated on : 08.2009)


As a result of harmonisation efforts regarding the supplier quality management system requirements, ISO/TS 16949:1999 (based on ISO 9001:1994)was first released in 1999. The aim was to form a globally recognized automotive sector requirements document.


In March 2002, the revised version of ISO/TS 16949 (based on ISO 9001:2000) was released. Suppliers which were registered to OEM requirements (such as QS-9000:1998, VDA 6.1) were subject to respective deadlines to ugrade to ISO/TS 16949:2002.


Upon the release of ISO 9001:2008 in November 2008, ISO/TS 16949:2002 is subject to revision once again. The new specification is called ISO/TS 16949:2009 and is released as of 15.06.2009.


ISO/TS 16949:2009 is based on ISO 9001:2008. Similar to the case of ISO 9001 revision, ISO/TS 16949:2009 does not introduce new or changed requirements (shall statements).


It is composed of :

-ISO 9001:2008 requirements (Note that ISO/TS 16949:2002 was based on ISO 9001:2000) and

-Sector specific (automotive) requirements.


Consequently : the differences can be analysed through :

1.       ISO 9001:2008 versus ISO 9001:2000

2.       Automotive specific requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2009 versus that of ISO/TS 16949:2002


1. ISO 9001:2008 versus ISO 9001:2000

- Many studies are already available on this (eg. IRCA summary: http://www.irca.org/downloads/IRCA633.pdf)

- Please note that some of the internal links were also re-arranged (eg. Element 8.4 now links to 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 8.2.4 and 7.4 while previously it linked to 7.2.1 and 8.2.1)


2. Automotive specific requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2009 versus those of ISO/TS 16949:2002

- References to “IATF Guidance” and “ISO 9004” are ommitted (0.3.1,, revision status of referenced standards are updated (ISO 9000:2005 etc.)

- The term “quality” is replaced with “conformity to product requirements” in various elements (,,,


The revised text of ISO/TS 16949:2009 will need to be implemented no later than 120 days after the release (15.06.2009) of the specification.


The existing internal auditors can conduct ISO/TS 16949:2009 internal audits, if they are informed (through internal/ external means) about the differences of the new edition.


The existing ISO/TS 16949:2002 certificates will remain valid for the certification life.

The organizations are allowed to request the replacement of their existing certificates to ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates at the surveillance audits, while it is not mandatory.


(ISO/TS 16949:2009 e-training is available through : http://kutdemir.ninehub.com)










Ford Motor Company 
















(article : “How to meet demands of ISO/TS 16949 regarding customer satisfaction”)















































































































Odak Info 38

(Released on : 05.2009)


Regarding the 3rd Edition of “Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition” which was originally released in the last quarter 

of 2008 :


1.Erata sheet (05.09) is released.


2.Sanctioned interpretations (SIs) (05.09) are released to clarify/correct the

deadlines for  the “transfer audits”


3.Frequently asked questions (FAQs) (05.09) are released to further clarify

- the applicability of the specification to OEMs and

- the details of the decertification process  


The original content can be obtained through :



Odak Info 37

(Released on : 02.2009)


Regarding the 3rd Edition of “Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition” which was originally released in the last quarter of 2008 :


1.Erata sheet is released.

Element 7.0 h) requires special attention (“should” statement is replaced with “shall”)


2.Sanctioned interpretations (SIs) are released to clarify that “consultants can not participate in audits” (Please note that SIs are equivalent to the Requirements in terms of mandatory power)


3.Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released. In my personal opinion, FAQ no.2 and FAQ no.3 require special attention (namely, “how to treat a supplier which has common ownership with the organization” and “how to proceed if the organization doesn’t provide all the required information prior to the audit”)


The original content can be obtained through :




Odak Info 35

(Released on: 10.2008)


Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition” (publication of IATF-International Automotive Task Force) is revised as of 01.10.2008. The new rules took effect on 01.01.2009. Some of the changes are comprehensive and apply directly to the organizations already registered to ISO/TS 16949 or in the process.


Issues clarified and/or revised :


1.       The types of audits which require Stage 1 visit

2.       Actions to be taken in case of “major findings” in surveillance audits

3.       Deadlines to clear the findings at re-certification audits

4.       Audit scope versus “subscriber/non-subscriber” customer

5.       The cases which require notification of the organization by the certification body

6.       Visit deadlines per surveillance visit frequency

7.       Details regarding on-site visit day calculations

8.       The rules regarding time and responsibility assignments for audit teams with more than one auditor

9.       The shall statement regarding the use of a different audit team per each audit cycle (should statement in former revision)

10.   The rules regarding auditing of  process performances and customer specific requirements

11.   The content of “improvement potential”

12.   The rules regarding termination of an audit before completion

13.   Content and extent of corrective and preventive actions to clear audit findings

14.   The types of audits which require an audit plan

15.   Scope and content of Stage 1 audits

16.   Rules regarding transfer audits

17.   Decertification process details


(the word “audit” is used to represent “3rd party audits” in the above listing)

“Rules for achieving IATF recognition” can be obtained through www.aiag.org



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