If I may piggy back off this thread my question, since the clause number is directly at the heart of my question... here goes: Long story short, a past NC (TS16949) was cited as 8.2.2 and specifically for "No evidence could be found that showed that the remote "Corporate Support Processes" such as Sales, Human Resources, Information Technology, etc. were audited." Now we are using the IATF:2016 and clause 4.3.1 is the only one to mention corporate support functions and the QMS scope. Does this clause imply the IATF intent that our plant is supposed to actually audit our corporate office? Because there has been much back and forth over this and corporate is NOT in the groove of this idea. OR is the intent only to include the corporate support in the scope thereby acknowledging that they do it for us and own those processes?