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ISO TS 16949 certification is a certification for all the companies which supply automotives whether they be small manufacturers to multi site multinational organizations. But the certification is only valid for those sites where service or production parts are made. We at Aims Management Consulting, as one of the global market leaders for the certification of automotive management system provide high optimum quality ISO TS 16949 Certification Consulting. Our client managers are highly experienced automotive assessors in the industry and therefore provide the best ISO TS 16949 consulting.

TS 16949

The aim of ISO/TS16949 is the development of a quality Managements system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. TS16949 applies to the design/development, production and, when relevant,installation and servicing of automotive-related products. It is based on ISO9000.

ISO/TS 16949:2002 was prepared by International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assosiation Inc (JAMA),with support from ISO/TC 176, Quality Management and Quality Assurance.

ISO/TS16949 = ISO 9001:2000 requirement + Automotive Requirement + Customer Specific Requirement

The Organization that already implemented ISO9001:2000 can upgrade to ISO/TS16949:2002

ISO/TS16949:2002, the technical specification, was approved and issued in March 2002, as an automotive sector-specific QMS set of requirements which uses ISO 9001:2000 (verbatim) as its base.

It replaced ISO/TS16949:1999 based on ISO 9001:1994, and is intended to be an alternative to QS-9000:1998 and other national automotive OEM supplier requirements.

As an international ISO specification :

  • Anyone can acquire a copy of this International Technical Specification, ISO/TS16949:2002

  • Anyone can utilize this document to improve their Quality Management Systems;

  • It is an international specification to which an organization can be certified by a 3rd party certification body or registrar

  • Who are the IATF?

    The IATF is an ad hoc group of OEM's and automotive trade associations whose common goal is to improve the quality of products to automotive customers worldwide. IATF members include the Big 3 and other OEM's and industry groups.

    The IATF consists of an international group of vehicle manufacturers, BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat Auto, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault SA and Volkswagen, plus national trade associations, AIAG (US), VDA (Germany), SMMT (UK), ANFIA (Italy) and FIEV (France).

    What is the IATF Tasked to Do?

    The IATF has a very specific mission - the development of a consensus quality systems requirements document for automotive supply chain, along with a recognition scheme and training to support third party assessments of automotive suppliers. The result of the IATF's efforts, in conjunction with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been the introduction of ISO/TS 16949:2002 quality management systems requirements documents.

    The IATF administers the ISO/TS 16949 through a network of formal liaisons established in member countries. These include the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) for the US,CCFA for France, ANFIA for Italy, VDA for Germany, and SMMT for the UK.

    Does ISO/TS 16949 replace QS 9000, VDA 6.1, etc?

    No - ISO/TS 16949 provides an option for the automotive supply chain. Some organizations may elect to continue with registration to their current Standard, while others may see the benefit in updating to the ISO/TS Standard because of the increased value that can be gained from its process-approach based methodology or to satisfy Customer requirements that may require registration to multiple standards (e.g. In situation where the organization has a customer requiring QS 9000 and another requiring VDA 6.1 it may be possible to satisfy both via ISO/TS 16949, with customer concurrence).