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Quality Management Systems for the Automotive Industry

Internatinoal Standards for the Automotive Industry

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At Vlog QE, our extensive experience combined with a robust portfolio of services make us the best choice for your certification journey.

Our auditors work with the complete supply chain, including manufacturers of parts for production and service, vehicle assembly plants, design and development companies and production and installation organizations.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Compliance is mandatory, but certification is not a one-size-fits-all process. Our holistic approach to management systems certification can help you identify and prioritize areas that can be improved. We take questions directly to the International Automotive Oversight Bureau () to help ensure you receive the best guidance for your organization.

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Linking ISO to IATF Certification

When you need to certify parts of your operation that are not auditable to the International Automotive Task Force standard, our auditors can perform the bridge audits that link your ISO and IATF certifications to help ensure you are meeting standards across the board.

We are intimately familiar with all the ISO standards that are relevant to the automotive industry and can help you identify the ISO certifications that will help you improve your overall processes.

IATF 16949 – International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems

The IATF developed IATF 16949 as a technical specification for developing a Quality Management System (QMS) that improves defect prevention, reduces waste and provides for continual improvement. It is based on the ISO 9001 standard and customer-specific requirements for the automotive sector.

The standard is applicable to any organization that manufactures components, assemblies and parts for supply to the automotive industry.

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Benefits of IATF 16949 Certification

VDA Assessments

Expanding digitalization and increasing interconnectedness led the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) to develop common standards and protective measures for ensuring information security for technical infrastructure and for data as it flows through the entire process. The organization also developed the VDA Information Security Assessment (ISA) catalog as an industry standard for information security assessments, not only for information security but also for prototype protection and data protection as well.

Benefits of VDA ISA Certification

ISO 9001 - Quality Management System

ISO 9001 provides criteria for setting up a quality management system that helps ensure consistent, good-quality products and services. The process approach outlined in this standard has a strong customer focus and emphasizes continual improvement.

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Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 sets out criteria and maps out a framework for setting up an effective environmental management system that helps you to reduce consumption and cut costs while increasing environmental stewardship. Vlog QE certification to ISO 14001 can help your company be better prepared with a system in place to help you properly address an unplanned event and mitigate its consequences.

Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification

ISO/IEC 20000 - IT Service Management System

The ISO 20000 standard helps IT departments develop, implement and improve processes for creating, supporting, managing and delivering IT services. Maintaining compliance helps to ensure IT Service Management (ITSM) processes are better aligned with business needs and international best practices and are continually monitored and improved.

Benefits of ISO/IEC 20000 Certification

ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management System

ISO 22301 provides generic guidelines for implementing, maintaining and improving a management system to minimize the likelihood of a cyber attack and recover rapidly from operational disruptions.

Benefits of ISO 22301 Certification

ISO 27001 - Information Security Management System

ISO 27001 explains the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an information security management system (ISMS) that encompasses people, policies and technology. The objective is to help your company establish a systematic way of protecting itself from cyber attacks that threaten the security of sensitive information.

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System

ISO 28000 specifies the implementation and management of a comprehensive security management system to the supply chain, no matter the nature or size of the organization, including people, processes and technology.

The standard links security management to other aspects of business management and encompasses all activities controlled or influenced by organizations that impact supply chain security, while providing a framework that unifies the approach to supply chain security globally.

Benefits of ISO 28000 Certification

ISO 31000 - Risk Management System

The guidelines provided in the ISO 31000 framework focus on managing an organization's risk. These guidelines can be applied to any organization, whether large or small. Achieving compliance against the standard provides an organization with an approach and plan to manage risk and improve operations.

Benefits of ISO 31000 Certification

ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System

ISO 45001 provides a framework that helps reduce risk, prevent worker accidents, mitigate injuries and fatalities, enhance physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace and enables proactive OH&S performance improvement.

Benefits of ISO 45001 Certification

ISO 50001 - Energy Management System

ISO 50001 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system that allows you to follow a systematic approach to achieve continual energy performance improvement.

Benefits of ISO 50001 Certification

ISO 55001 - Asset Management System

ISO 55001 specifies requirements for an asset management system that includes both physical assets and intangible assets. This standard helps you manage the lifecycle of assets more effectively for better control over daily activities to derive a higher return on investment (ROI).As the first certification body to receive ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation to certify organizations to ISO 55001, Vlog QE has unparalleled experience with asset management certification.

Benefits of ISO 55001 Certification

Integrated Management Systems

Many companies pursue multiple certifications to achieve their sustainability goals. With so many ways to focus on specific sustainability challenges, it seems like a good plan to tackle issues one at a time. The problem is that when management systems are not integrated, even though the intent of the certifications is on target, results can fall short of the mark.

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Benefits of Integrated Management Systems

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC 2.0)

Developed by the DoD, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a program to ensure that all Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors meet cybersecurity requirements for handling controlled unclassified information (CUI) and federal contract information (FCI). While rule-making is being finalized, it is important now more than ever to become an Early Adopter by considering participation in the Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment Program (JSVAP) in preparation for CMMC's final version.

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Benefits of CMMC 2.0 Certification

ANSI/ESD S20.20 - Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts

The ANSI/ESD S20.20 standard provides administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an electrostatic discharge (ESD) control program. The standard applies to organizations throughout the supply chain and operational lifecycle for products and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharge.

Benefits of ANSI/ESD S20.20 Certification

We go the extra mile

  • Vlog QE is recognized by the as one of 19  contracted certification bodies authorized to provide third-party assessments and certification to IATF 16949.
  • Vlog QE participates in the (Automotive Industry Action Group), a not-for-profit organization that works to drive down supply chain cost and complexity.
  • Vlog QE also is an active member of the , (International Automotive Certification Bodies Association). Our IACBA participation helps us understand new and upcoming rules so we better assist you in ensuring continuing compliance.

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