ISO/TS 16949

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Quality Management for Automotive Suppliers

The automotive industry with its global activities stands for excellent process quality, continual improvement, and the power of innovation. ISO/TS 16949 is the technical specification for quality management systems applicable to suppliers in this industry sector. It was developed by a joint working group, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), with the objective of improving both quality capability and the entire certification process throughout the supply chain.

Automotive: A Global Market with Global Opportunities

No matter whether you are a small or medium enterprise or a large conglomerate, or if you seek to gain, maintain or expand market access – an ISO/TS 16949 certificate is your entry ticket to the global automotive supply sector. And irrespective of whether you are a small cog or a big wheel, as a certified company, you improve process capability and reliability throughout the entire value-added chain.

Quality in focus

When it comes to ISO/TS 16949, the approach of an organization to the quality ideal is what matters most. To discover improvements from many different perspectives, to prevent mistakes and to reduce waste are just some of the key words. DQS auditors play an active role in this. Beyond the certainty that the system conforms to the requirements of this technical specification, they convey decisive insights into the maturity level and development potential of your management system.

How it works

Essentially, ISO/TS 16949 is based on the process-oriented ISO 9001. However, the chronological sequence for the certification of a site is precisely mandated by the IATF. For example, Stage 1 of the audit process, the system analysis, must be performed within a specific time frame. The same applies to Stage 2, the closing report and deviation management. Re-certification also requires good time management to ensure continuous validity of the certificate. That is why we exercise utmost care in planning your schedule, and when organizing your transfer audit to DQS.