ISO 16949:2009 - QMS for Automotive Industry
What is ISO 16949?
ISO 16949 provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive supply chain. ISO/TS 16949 applies to the design and development, production and, where relevant, the installation and servicing of automotive-related products.
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
What are the benefits?
If you are contractually obliged to gain certification, looking to gain new business or enter new markets, certification to this standard helps deliver
- Reduced costs
- Increased confidence
- Easy integration
- Competitive advantage
ISO/ TS 16949 offers organizations in the automotive industry the opportunity for standardization and improvement
Who can use ISO/ TS 16949?
ISO/ TS 16949 is applicable to sites of organizations where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service are manufactured. Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote including design centers, corporate headquarters and distribution centers, form part of the site audit but can’t obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949. ISO/TS 16949 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain. If you want to supply many of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers you will need to achieve this standard because it is a contractual requirement for many of them.