ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. The document is a common automotive quality system requirement based on ISO 9001:2008, and customer specific requirements from the automotive sector.
ISO/TS 16949 emphasizes the development of a process oriented quality management system that provides for:
- continual improvement
- defect prevention
- reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain
The goal is to meet customer requirements efficiently and effectively.