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TS 16949:2009 - Automotive System

ISO/TS 16949 is an International Technical Specification. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which consists of an international group of OEM vehicle manufacturers, plus national trade associations, wrote ISO/TS 16949 in conjunction with the International Organization for Standards (ISO).


Together with ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 specifies the quality management system requirements for the design/development, production, product realisation, quality and servicing of automotive related products and with the addition of OEM Automotive Vehicle manufacturing specific requirements, assists your organisation to:
  • Improve the automotive supply chain product and process quality.
  • Apply common and consistent business management system requirements for the automotive industry.
  • Gain confidence in global supplier quality.
  • Implement policies, procedures and processes for a common registration scheme to ensure consistency.
  • Introduce process-based audits focusing on customer satisfaction.

Quality Consulting Group can offer a cost effective solutions in the subcontracted management of key elements of your accreditation standards. QCG can manage and facilitate your organisation through the various steps needed to implementing corrective and preventive actions to achieve the required goal and objectives.

Quality Consulting Group can also provide you with a Gap Analysis that identifies the systems and processes your organisation needs to achieve certification or continually improve your organisation business management systems.

Other benefits of understanding what your organisation requires through the Gap Analysis include:
  • identifying non-value added processes
  • identifying inefficient systems
  • understanding the impact of certification on your organisation
  • providing scope to streamline management systems
  • the need to consider processes in terms of added value
  • measuring process performance and effectiveness, and
  • continual improvement of processes based on objective measures

The ISO/TS 16949 promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a business management system, and the enhancement of customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirement. The process of implementing these Standards adds value to your organisation by streamlining your documentation systems. Many of your existing processes will be enhanced through the Continuous Improvement requirements inherent in these Standards.