This technical specification ISO/TS 16949:2009, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, specifies the quality system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive related products.
This technical specification is applied along with the customer specific requirements. Automobiles component manufacturers have to comply with this standard to be able to supply to the automotive OEMs and supply chain. Based on ISO 9001:2008, the ISO/TS 16949 is being adopted by many major automobile companies in the supply chain. The certification is widely sought by automotive product manufacturers because automobiles giants like BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat, Ford, GM, and Japanese auto majors recognize it.
Several factors make registration to ISO/TS 16949 attractive. Major automotive companies the world recognize this standards. Its success has led to a move towards the development of globally accepted quality management system. Adoption of this standard ensures reduction in errors and continuous development of quality standards in the organization.
The benefits of adopting this standard are numerous including increased efficiency and improved quality. Some of the benefits are outlined here:
Improves product and process quality
Common quality system approach in the supply chain for development and consistency, ensuring that the organization works more effectively Emphasis defect prevention
Reduction of variation and increase in efficiency
Reduction in multiple third party registration freeing up time and supplier resources for other quality activities and improvement opportunities that can enhance business
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