TS 16949:2009

Automotive

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. Itcan be applied throughout the automotive supply chain. It is written in the format of ISO 9001 and applies only to sites where automotive parts are in production. The standard has been accepted as a replacement for QS 9000, VDA 6.1 (Germany) AVSQ (Italy) EAQF (France).

What are the benefits to me and my organization?

  • For most vehicle manufacturers, certification is a mandatory requirement that is internationally recognized – helping you to do business worldwide
  • The specification is based on ISO 9001 and encourages a process approach. Understanding the inter-relationship of processes through the use of the standard can enable improved product and process quality and ultimately avoids variation in the supply chain
  • For suppliers to a number of different vehicle manufacturers, certification to ISO/TS 16949:2009 avoids the need for multiple certificates to VDA6.1, EAQF, QS-9000 and AVSF, thereby eliminating duplication in preparation and documentation as well as second- and third-party audits

How can it help me to gain business?

  • The standard offers customers additional confidence in the consistency to all interested parties in global sourcing, enabling greater business opportunities and attracting more investment prospects
  • Improving of product quality
  • Developing of supplier chain
  • Increasing of productivity
  • Presenting of more confidence product to consumer
  • Certification is a mandatory requirement for the majority of vehicle manufacturers
  • Delivering an internationally recognized certificate, that helps you to do business internationally

What are the internal benefits for my business?

  • Encourages a process approach. Understanding the inter-relationship of processes, through the use of the standard can enable improved product and process quality and ultimately avoids variation in the supply chain
  • Certification can provide additional confidence and consistency to all interested parties in global sourcing, enabling greater business opportunities and attracting more investment prospects

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