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  • Assistance with preparing for the Certification Process and Audit
  • Consulting and Guidance for ISO/TS 16949 from Experienced Professionals
  • Documentation
  • Internal Auditing and Internal Auditor Training
  • Quality Management Software (QMSCAPA)
  • Remote Implementations (saves time and money)
  • Risk Assessment assistance and Risk Assessment Training
  • Training to Requirements of the Standard

This standard is an ISO technical specification applicable to the quality system requirements for the design/development/production, installation and servicing of automotive related products. It was written by the international Automotive Task Force (IATF) an international group of vehicle manufacturers supported by BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Peugeot-Citroen amongst others.

  • It is written in the format of ISO9001:2015;
  • It applies to sites only where automotive parts are in production;
  • The process approach is reflected with 5 auditable clauses: quality management system, management responsibility, resource management, product realization, measurement analysis and improvement;
  • It covers production of materials, parts for assembly, heat treatment, and painting;
  • There are customer specific requirements that are required by individual manufacturers;
  • Organizations wishing to attain certification must be suppliers to subscribers to the IATF;
  • Any manufacturing tier can qualify;
  • Potential suppliers will need to provide a request for quotation or proof of entry to a bid list;
  • Where a company produces non automotive as well as automotive products, a separate certificate for the non automotive products would be required (probably ISO 9001:2000);
  • QS 9000 expired on 15th. December 2006 and was replaced by ISO/TS 16949:2002;
  • Certificates to ISO/TS 16949:1999 became obsolete on 15th December 2003;
  • Only Certification bodies recognized by IATF can issue certificates;
  • It is expected that 80% of vehicle sales worldwide will be covered by this standard in 2007;
  • Internal auditors will need to demonstrate that they have the education, training and experience needed to conduct the audit. No IATF approval is required;
  • Registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002 is available for semi-conductor manufacturers;
  • ISO/TS 16949:2002 is not available for tooling and equipment (TE) supply organizations;
  • ABCI consultancy can assist in the preparation of appropriate documentation to provide compliance to the ISO/TS 16949:2002

Global Auto Manufacturers Quality System Requirements

The following may be taken as a guide on the position of Auto Manufacturers on ISO/TS16949:

  • DaimlerChrysler: Require registration of suppliers to ISO/TS 16949:2002 by the 1st July 2004 ;
  • GM / Ford: Require registration to either ISO/TS 16949:1999 or ISO/TS 16949:2002 accepted as optional to QS-9000 up to 15th December 2006. After December 15th 2006 mandatory registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002;
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen: Require registration to ISO/TS 16949:1999 or ISO/TS 16949:2002. Accepted as optional to EAQF up to 15th December 2003. After December 15th 2003 registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002 required by 1st July 2004, except for suppliers currently registered to ISO/TS 16949:1999, who must upgrade to ISO/TS 16949:2002 by 15th December 2004;
  • Renault: Require registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002. Accepted as optional to EAQF up to 15th December 2003. After 15th December 2003 registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002 mandatory;
  • Volkswagen: Require registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002. Accepted as optional to VDA 6.1 up to 15th December 2003. After 15th December 2003 registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002 or VDA 6.1 mandatory;
  • BMW : Require compliance only to ISO/TS 16949:2002;
  • Fiat : Require registration now to ISO/TS 16949:1999 or ISO/TS 16949:2002. After 15th December 2003 registration to ISO/TS 16949:2002 mandatory;
  • Nissan : Require compliance only to ISO/TS 16949:1999 or ISO/TS 16949:2002. Will accept existing other national standard for ANPQP new products. After 15th December 2003 require compliance only to ISO/TS 16949:2002;
  • Toyota: no current QMS requirements, but will reduce 2nd Party audits for automotive QMS registered suppliers. Policy not yet decided;
  • Other Japanese manufacturers: Acknowledge TS, but don't require it as a supplier approval mechanism. They may reduce second party audits if the supplier is ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified.
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