What is ISO/TS 16949?
ISO/TS 16949 provides for continual improvement, emphasising 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.
What does ISO/TS 16949 do?
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
ISO/TS 16949 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 organisations in the automotive industry the opportunity for standardisation and improvement.
Who can use ISO/ TS 16949?
ISO/ TS 16949 is applicable to sites of organisations where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service are manufactured. Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote including design centres, corporate headquarters and distribution centres, 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.
How LRQA can help
Management systems are becoming increasingly linked to the success and survival of organisations. In parallel, CEOs and MDs worldwide are placing greater emphasis on the independent assessment that helps ensure management systems are ‘fit for purpose’. Our unique methodology, LRQA Business Assurance, helps organisations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance. As a leader in the automotive field, we are one of a few certification bodies recognised by the IATF to provide assessment and certification against ISO/TS 16949. We provide certification and training across all of the major standards. For organisations with other standards, we can often offer integrated assessments, thus delivering savings on both time and money.