Automotive standards compliance cost reduction by mutual integration between automotive SPICE and IATF 16949:2016
In the automotive sector, processes outcomes could be derived from different standards including Automotive SPICE PAM 3.1 and IATF 16949:2016. Both standards have common requirements, but each standard describes the requirements from its viewpoint. IATF 16949:2016 is mainly concerned with the quality management system processes from "organizational" perspective, while Automotive SPICE focuses on assessing the capability and maturity of the organization's core processes from the project perspective. In real life, organization working within the OEMs supply chain applies separately both models and in most cases by two different groups, and this causes duplication of effort and cost. This paper shows a methodology that enables complying with the two standards in an integrated way that is characterized by effectiveness and efficiency. The methodology is shown in detail in a website that is designed and implemented to help teams in any automotive software company to achieve their compliance target. Initial results show that the new methodology leads to substantial reduction in time, cost and efforts. © 2019 IEEE.