Conducting IATF 16949 Audits with ASPICE and Functional Safety

by Chad Kymal,Roy Gray published on July 10, 2024

Many organizations that are IATF 16949 certified are also implementing Functional Safety, ASPICE, and Product Cyber Security. This is part of the automotive industry’s shift from internal combustion to electric and hybrid engines. The International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA), which represents US automotive third-party registrars, approached Omnex to teach a class to certify their third-party auditors for auditing quality management systems that include Functional Safety (ISO 26262), ASPICE, and Product Cyber Security (ISO 21434).

Watch this webinar recording to understand the expectations for the scope, process map, and processes of organizations with IATF 16949 certification, including Functional Safety, ASPICE, and Product Cyber Security. Quality Systems Owners and internal auditors should incorporate these techniques and expectations into their management systems and internal audits.

Gain insights from Mr. Chad Kymal, CTO of Omnex, and Mr. Roy Gray, Project Lead. Chad is an ASPICE Principal Assessor, and Roy is a provisional assessor who routinely conducts ASPICE, Functional Safety, and Product Cyber Security audits and assessments.


Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.