IATF 16949

Paul was one of the founder members of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) training commission. In 2002 he developed the training materials to educate third party auditors in the fundamentals of the Automotive Process Approach to Auditing, including the application of the globally recognised turtle diagram.

Since 2002 he has trained and qualified over 500 certification body auditors from around the world and over 2000 delegates from the automotive supply chain.

Paul has personally been responsible for the development of training and qualification materials for the ongoing Auditor Development Platform (ADP) for certification body auditors, including developing training for the recently released IATF 16949: 2016

Through his extensive Industry Auditing and Training experience Paul has a wide range of experience in the application of the “Automotive Core Tools” including APQP, SPC, MSA, FMEA and PPAP.

Paul is an IATF approved witness auditor and has gained global respect for being tough, but always constructive in his feedback to auditors.


IATF 16949 Online Training videos now available!

Quality Partner produced a set of 11 videos to help people understand the changes between ISO/TS16949 and IATF 16949. These are now available to view free of charge by visiting our You Tube channel.


Effective process based auditing incorporating risk based thinking

Quality Partner have produced a series of videos that will assist you in the transition from ISO/TS16949 to IATF 16949. Each video is approximately 15 minutes long and gives practice advice on the changes and how to make a successful transition to IATF 16949: 2016.

You can view the full series of videos for free


Quality Partner has a global network of IATF 16949 experts to meet all your training and development needs. We offer a wide range of traning and support to help your organisation (see below for details):

“I first met Paul back in 2003 whilst attending a range of SMMT Industry Forum Seminars, Workshops and Training Courses, including the “Automotive Process Approach”, to help me implement ISO/TS16949:2002 Automotive Quality Management System Requirements and related Automotive Core Tools requirements.
Since then I have attended many Seminars, Webinars and Training courses, led by Paul, to help me transition to ISO/TS16949: 2009 and also prepare for the changes to ISO9001& ISO/TS16949 Quality Management System due in 2015/2016.
Paul’s expert knowledge, guidance and support over the years has been invaluable in help me in developing an effective management system and maintaining certification to ISO9001 & ISO/TS16949 Quality Management System requirements, across 2 companies.
I would highly recommend Paul for your company training and consultancy needs.”

Barry Jones, Senior Systems and Quality Engineer, Erlson Precision Components Ltd.


  • Gap Analysis

Thinking about implementing IATF 16949 but don’t know how to start?

Need to make the transition from ISO/TS16949 to IATF 16949?

Quality Partner can offer a gap analysis service to help you understand the status of your current systems and identify the improvements needed to meet the requirements of IATF 16949. The output of the gap analysis is a detailed report with specific action points and proposed implementation timings.


  • Implementation support

Quality Partner can provide support to an organisation to help them develop effective value added solutions to meet the requirements of IATF 16949. The aim being to cultivate within an organisation’s personnel, the skills to develop sustainable value added Quality Management Systems, including effective implementation of the automotive core tools.


  • IATF 16949 Senior Management awareness

IATF 16949 focuses on Senior Management involvement in setting the organisation’s strategy, deployment of the strategy/policy and objective and target setting.

Quality Partner can provide tailored Senior Management training to meet an organisation’s specific needs.


  • IATF 16949 2 day Internal auditor training

Quality Partner offers a two day course on effective auditing utilising the “Automotive Process approach to auditing incorporating risk based thinking”. By undertaking the training at your premises, “live” audits can be integrated into the agenda on the second day of the course.


  • IATF 16949 internal auditor coaching and support

Many companies train internal auditors in the theory of the process approach to auditing, but they struggle to apply the skills in practice.

Quality Partner provides a tailored support service designed to help provide practical coaching and support to help develop auditors to undertake effective process based audits. The overall aim being to help drive continual improvement.

Quality Partner can also provide auditor transition training for auditors already qualified to ISO/TS16949 and need to understand IATF 16949 focused on Risk Based Thinking.


  • Internal or supplier auditing service

Many organisations struggle with releasing qualified resource to undertake internal or supplier audits. Quality Partner can provide an independent and cost effective solution, by providing qualified auditors to undertake effective process based audits.


  • Implementation of the Automotive Core tools

Rather than just providing training, Quality Partner can provide onsite training, coaching and support to help in the effective implementation of the Core tools to add maximum value. Training and support can focus on any of the tools (APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC and PPAP).


  • Effective Problem Solving

Quality Partner offers practical training in effective problem solving tools and techniques. Rather than theory based training, the approach is to use actual problems encountered within your organisation and through workshop activities investigate and solve the problems.

To discuss any of the above in more detail contact enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk with an outline of your needs. An expert will then contact you to discuss and provide an effective solution.