The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has deployed the Common Audit Report Application (CARA), which all certification bodies must fully implement by January 1, 2021 for IATF 16949 Nonconformances. CARA was developed to reduce differences among the audit reports of all IATF-recognized certification bodies.
This change will impact the way audit results for IATF 16949 Nonconformances are communicated to all IATF 16949 certified organizations through two generated reports:
- Audit report: Full summary of audit results
- Nonconformity (NC) management report: Complete details of audit nonconformities
The most significant change is how corrective action responses (CARs) will be completed. Once the process is fully deployed, certified organizations will enter their or CARs into the IATF NC CARA nonconformity management website in a standardized format in a few easy steps:
- Import the NC report
- Enter relevant responses to the IATF 16949 Nonconformances
- Export the completed NC report
- Send the exported and completed NC report for review
- Action taken to verify effective implementation of corrective actions
The new application is a browser-based solution, which requires no software installation or login. Visit the IATF NC CARA website for more information.
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