During one of our transition to IATF 16949 audit, the auditor from LRQA at the Far East made this comment: " As IATF 16949 request, we should request all supplier for OEM products to pass the IATF 16949." The “supplier quality manual ”has mentioned the same thing, but we have assessment based on risk, have prioritized our suppliers and have their ISO9001:2015 on hand. There is a plan to developed the suppliers to be certified to the Automotive standards but it will not happen next year. Its a five year plan. The misinterpretation of this clause will have a dire consequence to clause 8.6.4. when we provide feedback to the delivery performance of this auditor. I would like to see them find other things than clause 18.104.22.168.