ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems

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.

Who can use ISO/TS 16949?

The standard is applicable to any organisation that manufactures components, assemblies and parts for supply to the automotive industry.

Manufacturing is defined as the process of making or fabricating production materials, production or service parts, assemblies or heat treatment, welding, painting, plating or other finishing services

What are the benefits of ISO/TS 16949 Registration?

  • Customer satisfaction
    with the delivery of products consistently meet customer requirements.
  • Reduced operating costs
    with the continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies mean money saved.
  • Improved stakeholder relationships
    including staff, customers and suppliers.
  • Proven business credentials
    Independent verification against a globally recognised industry standard speaks volumes.
  • Ability to win more business
    Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so gaining certification opens doors.
  • International recognition
    Additional confidence for global sourcing.
  • Consistent quality approach
    Common approach in the supply chain for supplier/subcontractor development.

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