ISO/TS16949:2009

ISO/TS 16949: 2009, together with ISO 9001:2008, specifies the qualitty management system requirements. But the only difference is that it deals with the design and development/production and if important then installation and service of automotive-related products.

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What is the ISO / TS16949:2009?

ISO/TS 16949: 2009, together with ISO 9001:2008, specifies the qualitty management system requirements. But the only difference is that it deals with the design and development/production and if important then installation and service of automotive-related products. The applicability of ISO/TS 16949: 2009 is on the sites of the organisation where the specific parts for the production/services are manufactured.

ISO/TS 16949: 2009 can apply throughout the automotive supply chain.

Why it is ISO/TS 16949 not just ISO 16949?

ISO is a international organisation of standards which develop many different types of standards worlwide. ISO recommendations for a new specification needs 2/3 vote of majority for the approval as a technical specification(TS). As soon as it gets approved by 3/4 of the members it ultimately becomes a standard.

W Why it is required by the company?

The company wants to implement TS 16949 to supply its product to the automotive Industry. A company who is registered under the TS( Technical specification) is definitely needs to develop its suppliers quality management system. The aim is to only conforming the suppliers to TS 16949. Its first step is to achieve third party registration to ISO 9001:2000.

Benefits of ISO/TS 16949

Some of the benefits of ISO/TS 16949 are given below:

  • Ability to enter auto manufacturing market
  • Improve productivity/reduces waste and reduces defects
  • works within your organisation and can be adaptable
  • Improve your reputation.