Advantages of a corporate certification scheme

batteryguy

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Our company currently has 4 manufacturing facilities globally, 2 of which have implemented IATF16949 and are certified, and 2 of which are working towards certification. All facilities will have separate certifications. Can anyone speak to the advantages or disadvantages of moving to a corporate certification as opposed to our current plan to have 4 separate certifications? It seems that there could be some major cost savings in regards to the cost of certification and surveillance audits, as well as potential time savings related to management of the QMS at each location. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 
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John Broomfield

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FedEx has its worldwide management system covered by one certificate. Their registrar samples this system with its global team of auditors:

https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/f...r_web_ISO_certificate_marketing_241327471.pdf

As you can see this is for conformity to ISO 9001:2015.

Pros: cheaper and simpler to maintain
Con: one office could lose global certification (in theory)

Not sure if this example extends to IATF16949 certifications.
 

AMIT BALLAL

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Our company currently has 4 manufacturing facilities globally, 2 of which have implemented IATF16949 and are certified, and 2 of which are working towards certification. All facilities will have separate certifications. Can anyone speak to the advantages or disadvantages of moving to a corporate certification as opposed to our current plan to have 4 separate certifications? It seems that there could be some major cost savings in regards to the cost of certification and surveillance audits, as well as potential time savings related to management of the QMS at each location. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
You'll get up to 20% reduction in audit man-days, provided you have a single QMS across all the sites (Eg. Quality manual, policy, etc.) which is managed centrally at one of the sites.
Please refer to section 5.3 in IATF rules for more details, can't share here being a copyrighted document.
 

srfeyzi

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I am planning to do the same for my organization. We would like to integrate QMS/EMS/OHS&S and use only one registrar. Honestly, I am open to suggestions about which CB is a good one. Already had a bad experience with BV.
 
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