ISO/TS 16949

  • 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 specifies for Automotive Suppliers. It was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the "Technical Committee" of ISO

    This standard specifies the quality system needs for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of all automotive-related products. This specification emphasis on

  1. Requirements of Customer
  2. Effects of processes on safety and the environment, in addition to quality
  3. Supplier Development —to help suppliers develop similar quality management systems and processes
  4. Multidisciplinary approach —requires more than just the quality department to be involved in quality management
  5. Control Plan —a documented description of all the processes and systems needed to control production of a product

  • 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 (America), VDA (Germany), SMMT (UK), ANFIA (Italy) and FIEV (France)

    Vehicle manufacturers are either making ISO/TS 16949:2002 a mandatory requirement or encouraging their suppliers to upgrade to the new technical specification.

    This specification supersedes existing US, German, French and Italian automotive quality system standards, including QS-9000, VDA6.1, EAQF and ASQ.

    Benefits:-
    ISO/TS 16949:2002 implementation leads to:-

  1. POLICIES & OBJECTIVES set by 'top management'
  2. understanding of customer's requirements with a view to achieving CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
  3. Conformance to Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  4. improved internal and external Communications
  5. understanding of the organization's processes
  6. clear responsibilities and authorities agreed for all staff
  7. improved use of time and resources
  8. greater consistency and traceability of products and services
  9. improved morale and motivation
  10. Customer Confidence and TRUST
  11. Assurance in Organisational QUALITY
  12. Organisational PROFITABILITY
  13. Ability to Differentiate Organisation for Competitive Advantage
  14. Organisational Credibility & Reputation

  • Training:-
    Niall offer’s a customized training programme on ISO/TS 16949:2002 for:-

  1. TS 16949 - Awareness on implementation and documentation requirements
  2. TS 16949 - Internal Auditor training
  3. Training on core tool : APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC, FMEA & Control Plan