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TS-16949:2009 Automotive Certification Services

TS 16949:2009 automotive certification was founded by the International Automotive Task Force. At the time of its establishment, the founding committee included renowned companies like BMW, Volkswagon, General Motors, Ford, Fiat, Daimler-Chrysler, Renault SA etc. Since the global automotive industry demands inimitable quality of the automobile, its design, engine, and spare parts, the manufacturers & suppliers in the automotive sector adhere to the regulations and industry standards for receiving TS 16949:2009 automotive certification.

ISO/TS 16949 Implementation Guide :
Suppliers are required to transition to ISO/TS 16949 by December 14th 2006 or as specified by their customer. The weakest part of QS9000 was the implementation of the standard, both from a supplier and registrar's perspective.

How this document fills the need :
This implementation guide gives us an opportunity to improve ISO/TS 16949 implementation based on lessons learned from QS9000 by :

  • Defining what's new and different between QS9000 Third Edition and ISO/TS 16949
  • Providing an explanation of the process approach
  • Developing strategies for implementation
  • Explaining pitfalls to avoid

Supporting documents for ISO/TS 16949 :

  • Rules for Achieving Iatf Recognition :
    • This contains the requirements or “Rules for the automotive registration scheme for ISO/TS 16949 certification bodies?with regard to implementation including criteria for certification body recognition, certification body audit process, certification body auditor qualifications and, certificates. For certification bodies that are recognised by IATF for ISO/TS 16949 certification, these requirements are binding.

IATF Guidance to Iso/ts 16949 :
This document is limited to providing assistance in the application of ISO/TS 16949. It is not intended as a requirement for certification and is for reference only. It supports the ISO/TS 16949, with examples, applications, practices or explanations. This guide is intended to apply to sites of organisations where production and/or service part specified by the customer are manufactured. It may also be applied to organisations throughout the automotive supply chain.

(QMS) Checklist Based On Process Audit Approach :
This document is based on the content of ISO/TS 16949 and it is effective for the life of this standard. This checklist is to be used as a guide in auditing the requirements of ISO/TS 16949.

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