It Helps You With
Process Efficiency & Effectiveness, Customer Satisfaction, Continual Improvement, Defect Prevention, Reduction of Variation and Waste in the Supply Chain, Contract to Supply
What Is TS 16949?
TS 16949 was jointly developed by The International Automotive Task Force (TS ) 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, and customer specific requirements from the automotive sector.
TS 16949 emphasizes the development of a process oriented quality management system that provides for
Who Are The TS?
The TS is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.
The TS members include
BMW Group, Chrysler Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Group Automobile, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen AG, AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.), VDA (Germany).
Is TS 16949 Right For Me?
The standard is applicable to any organisation that manufactures components, assemblies and parts for supply to the automotive industry. In this context 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 Certification?
Three Steps To Certification
Application for registration is made by completing the Automotive Quote Request Form. This provides information about your organisation so we can accurately define the scope of assessment.
Assessment to TS 16949 is undertaken by NQA - this consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit (explained below).
Certification is issued by NQA and maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.
Initial Certification Audit
The purpose of this visit is to confirm that your organisation is ready for full assessment. Your assessor will
The purpose of this visit is to confirm that the management system fully conforms to the requirements of TS 16949 in practice. Your assessor will