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IATF 16949 Monitoring for Certified Automotive Organizations

June 12, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

IATF 16949 Monitoring for Certified Automotive Organizations

Stay on track with the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) audit requirements by participating in an IATF Monitoring event. This process helps the IATF certified organization better understand its risks during the reopening of facilities with the IATF requirements.

IATF Monitoring enables the Auditor and the Organization's Representative to cover basic monitoring of the QMS, to enable our clients to address identified risks, and keep the system on track while restarting daily operations without having an IATF auditor on site.

What We Cover:

  • ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE) will not be issuing "nonconformances." The result of the monitoring activity includes review of key documents and identification of any associated risk for the client.
  • As a result of the IATF Monitoring activity, the ABS QE auditor will make a recommendation and provide an IATF Monitoring report (draft or final). If a draft audit report is provided at the end of the IATF Monitoring event a final audit report will be provided within 15 days.
  • The report recommendations will include:
    • Additional IATF Remote Monitoring
    • The IATF 16949 Monitoring replaces the previously required surveillance audit
    • Additional audit days required at the next on-site audit

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Vickie Betras

Vickie Betras is the Global Automotive Program Manager for ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE), the management systems certification subsidiary of ABS Group. She has experience with the ISO 9001 and TS 16949 standards, as well as the associated accreditation governing documents for the Automotive sector. Betras has audited management system standards for over 20 years as an IATF Certified Lead Auditor who has conducted hundreds of TS audits. Her automotive industry experience includes auditing various manufacturing processes such as stamping, welding, injection molding, machining and painting. Previously, she worked for an automotive supplier for over 10 years, with customers that included Tier 1 suppliers Ford, GM and Chrysler. 

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About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) and its operating subsidiaries provide risk management solutions and certification services worldwide that help clients address the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1200 professionals across the globe, serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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