IATF 16949 certification

Gebr. Schwarz GmbH reaches milestone

A milestone has been reached. Since July 16, 2018 Gebr. Schwarz GmbH is certified according to the new IATF 16949. Not only does Gebr. Schwarz GmbH benefit from the certification, our suppliers and customers of all industries also have added value through stable and efficient processes.

Certification for Gebr. Schwarz GmbH has brought with it the following aspects:

  • The structure was divided into 10 standard chapters (previously 8)
  • The terms common for use in management system standards and the basic definition have been adopted
  • The importance of the set of rules for the service factor was emphasised
  • The "risk-based approach" has been deepened (better safeguarding of gauge management, better emergency planning, better selection of suppliers, better audit management)
  • The "knowledge of the organisation" is taken up as a resource
  • Stronger focus on continuous improvement
  • Feasibility assessments have been improved for new projects
  • Change management has been improved.

To implement the extensive project, all process owners were first defined. From this a core team was formed, which worked intensively on the implementation of the standard requirements over a period of 6 months. All existing processes were examined, changed and, in individual cases, completely re-described. Due to the long planning lead time, the high competence of the team and the involvement of all employees, an optimal preparation for the transition audit and the internal system audit was possible.

Elementary for the certification according to the new standard was the participation of the management, all department heads, lean management, as well as all employees involved.

A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of them.

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