Frequantly Asked Questions
A) What is ISO/TS 16949. 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.ISO/TS 16949:2009 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.
B) What are the key benefits. It provides a better management system, Product requirements are incorporated in this standard, lesser defects in product, consistency in product quality. Increased customer satisfaction
C) Why should my organization implement ISO/TS 16949. This gives your organization a management system which helps you too meet product requirements also. It also help you to meet legislative requirements and increases faith of your customers in your product.
D) Who developed this standard. The ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by the IATF members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. The document is a common automotive quality system requirements catalog based on ISO 9001:2008, and specific requirements from the automotive sector.
E) What is IATF. The IATF is an "ad hoc" group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations,
formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.
F) Which vehicle manufacturer will accept ISO/TS 16949 certification. Suzuki, Ford, GM, DaimlerChrysler, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Fiat, BMW, Daimler Benz and Volkswagen all support ISO/TS 16949.
G) What is the structure of ISO/TS 16949. ISO/TS 16949, defines international automotive quality system requirements. ISO/TS 16949:1999 are written based on the format of ISO9001:1994, and ISO/TS 16949:2002 is written based on the format of ISO9001. 2000. Latest ISO/TS 16949:2009 is written based on the format of ISO9001. 2008.
H) What type of industry can go for ISO/TS 16949. It is applicable only to sites where production or service parts are manufactured. Any tier within the supply chain can apply.
G) What is the difference between ISO 9001:2008 & ISO/TS 16949. TS 16949 includes all the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in addition to specific requirements for the automotive industry - suitable for companies involved in an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supply chain. If a company does not supply an OEM or OES (original equipment service) they do not qualify for TS 16949. ISO 9001:2008 is more generic and applies to a broad range of industries