TS 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems
ISO/TS 16949:2009, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
ISO/TS 16949:2009 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.
TS 16949 is the International Quality Management Standard specifically written by the Automotive Industry.
In a concerted effort to improve quality and assure the integrity of supplies to the industry. Subscribers to the standard include BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, GM, PSA, Renault and VW.
The introduction of TS 16949 has resulted in substantial improvements in all aspects of quality, delivery and overall efficiency throughout the supply chain. It has also reduced the requirement for multiple audits of manufacturers.
Benefits of ISO/TS 16949
Global recognition as a reputable supplier - certification is recognized and accepted throughout the automotive supply chain as an industry benchmark
Customer satisfaction - through delivery of products that consistently meet customer requirements
Reduced cost of compliance with customer specifications - through implementation of a single management system and reduced audit requirements
Reduced operating costs - through continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies
Improved stakeholder relationships - including staff, customers and suppliers
Legal compliance - by understanding how statutory and regulatory requirements impact the organization and its customers
Improved risk management - through greater consistency and traceability of products and services
Proven business credentials - through independent verification against recognized standards
Ability to win more business - particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply
Integrate ISO / TS 16949 - 2009 with other management system standards
ISO / TS 16949 - 2009 is designed to be compatible with other management systems standards and specifications, such as ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 17025, ISO 27001, ISO 14001 Environment and other ISO standards. They can be integrated seamlessly through Integrated Management system approach. They share many principles so choosing an integrated management system can offer excellent value for money and an easier approach to implement, manage and improve multiple standards simultaneously.