IATF 16949:2016 (formerly ISO/TS 16949) is the global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry. It outlines the requirements needed to achieve best practices when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing or servicing automotive products.

IATF 16949 certification requires compliance with  ISO 9001 for quality management systems, which was revised in 2015. IATF 16949:2016 emphasizes continuous improvement, defect prevention and reduction in variation and waste.