The ISO/TS16949 is an ISO technical specification aiming to the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.It is based on the ISO 9001 and the first edition was published in March 2002 as ISO/TS 16949:2002.It was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the "Technical Committee" of ISO.It harmonizes the country-specific regulations of Quality-Management-
About 30 percent of the more than 100 existing automobile manufacturers affiliate the requirements of the normal but especially the large Asian manufacturers have differentiated, own requirements for the quality management systems of their
corporate group and their suppliers.TS16949 applies to the design/development, production and, when relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related
products. It is based on ISO 9001.The requirements are intended to be applied throughout the supply chain.For the first time vehicle assembly plants will be
encouraged to seek ISO/TS16949certification.
The ISO/TS 16949 can be applied throughout the supply chain in the automotive industry.A certification takes place on the basis of the certification rules issued by the IATF International Automotive Task Force.The certificate is valid for the
length of three years and must be confirmed annually by an IATF certified auditor (3rd Party Auditor) of an accredited certification body such as Bureau Veritas, DQS, SGS S.A., TÜV, or UTAC.Thereafter follows the re-certification for another
three years with afresh annual confirmation. A certificate according to ISO/TS 16949 is intended to build up or enforce the confidence of a (potential) customer into the system and process quality of a (potential) supplier.Today, a supplier without a valid certificate has very little chance to serve a Tier 1 supplier and certainly no chance to serve a car
manufacturer (OEM) with standard parts.
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