ISO TS 16949 Automotive

ISO TS 16949 (Automotive Manufacturing)

The ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by the IATF members and approved/published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The document is a common automotive quality system requirements catalog based on ISO 9001:2015, and specific requirements from the automotive sector. This document, coupled with customer-specific requirements defines quality system requirements for use in the automotive supply chain.

The IATF has developed a common registration scheme for supplier 3rd party registration to the ISO/TS 16949. The registration scheme includes third party auditor qualifications and common rules for consistent global registration. Some of the benefits of the IATF registration scheme include:

  • improved product and process quality
  • additional confidence for global sourcing
  • reassignment of supplier resources to quality improvement
  • common quality system approach in the supply chain for supplier/subcontractor development and consistency

DAS offer ISO TS 16949 certification which is an international standard and “technical specification”. It plays an important role where technical specifications are crucial. This certification is required for establishing and maintaining a quality management system for the design and development, production and installation and service of automobile-related products.

ISO TS 16949 is a specification, tailored to meet the automotive manufacturer requirements; particularly quality, cost and JIT (Just in time) delivery. TS-16949 is highly cost effective for companies with following ways:

  • Continual improvement
  • Defect prevention
  • Reduction of waste
  • Variation in the supply chain

Benefits of ISO TS 16949

  • Improved product & process quality
  • Provides additional confidence for global sourcing
  • Ensures a global quality system approach in the supply chain
  • Reduces variation, waste & improves the overall efficiency in production levels
  • Eliminates the need for multiple third party registrations
  • Provides a common platform to address worldwide quality system requirements
  • Formatted to allow easy conversion to ISO 9001
  • Advantageous to the up gradation of existing quality systems
  • Policy and commitment


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