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ISO/TS (Technical Specification) 16949

ISO/TS16949:2002 , the technical specification, was approved and issued in March 2002, as an automotive sector-specific QMS set of requirements which uses ISO 9001:2000 (verbatim) as its base.

ISO/TS 16949 certification Benefits:

Organizations in food chain, as under:

  • Improved product and process quality.
  • Improved on-time delivery.
  • Greater emphasis on supplier quality improvement efforts.
  • ISO/TS 16949 satisfies automotive mandates of IATF members on a global basis, when complemented by fulfillment of customer-specific requirements
  • Eliminates the need for multiple third-party registrations on a geographic basis
  • Enables firms to upgrade from QS-9000, VDA 6.1, etc. during regularly scheduled surveillance audits, provided the registrar is IATF-approved for ISO/TS 16949.
  • Promises more consistent auditing performance. Auditors of recognized ISO/TS 16949 registrars must undergo extensive training, testing and re-qualification to meet rigorous qualification requirements.