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TS16949 Quality management standard for automotive supply chain

TS16949 is a sector specific standard for organisations that design and manufacture component parts for the automotive OE supply chain. The standard is based on ISO9001 and incorporates all of the ISO9001 requirements but also adds industry specific requirements and the need to apply certain quality engineering assessment and improvement tools.

The certification process for TS16949:2009 is overseen by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) who appoint agent organisations (oversight offices) in different geographical regions. The UK oversight office is run by the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). IATF accredited assessment bodies for TS16949 are listed on the IATF web site. www.iatfglobaloversight.org

TS16949:2009 replaces previous version TS16949:2002 and supersedes the former automotive standard QS9000. In addition to meeting the requirements of the standard, suppliers to OE automotive supply chain are required to identify pertinent customer specific requirements and to incorporate these into their management system.

Business Partners consultants have expertise in the implementation of TS16949 and application of the IATF 3rd edition assessment rules. We provide practical help and guidance in the implementation of TS16949 and provide training in application of quality tools: APQP/PPAP, SPC, MSA, Disciplined Problem Solving, FMEA and Control Plan methodology.