ISO/TS 16949/

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ISO/TS 16949

The ISO/TS16949 is an ISO technological specification aimed at the development of a quality management system that gives for continual improvement, indicating defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. It is based on the ISO 9001 standard and the first edition was published in June 1999 as ISO/TS 16949:1999.
It was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the "Technical Committee" of ISO. It arranges the country-specific regulations of quality Management systems.
About 30 percent of the more than 100 existing automobile manufacturers affiliate the elements of the norm but especially the large Asian manufacturers have altered, own requirements for the quality management systems of their corporate group and their suppliers. TS16949 applies to the design/development, production and, when relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.


The ISO/TS16949 can be applied completely the supply chain in the automotive industry. Certification gets a place on the basis of the certification rules published by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). The certificate is valid for three years and must be approved yearly (as a minimum) by an IATF certified auditor (3rd Party Auditor) of an IATF acknowledged certification basis, such as KFQ [Korean Foundation for Quality], NSF International, Perry Johnson Registrars [PJR], Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas BA, BSI Group, DQS, LRQA (Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance), Vehicle Certification Agency[VCA] ], SGS S.A., and UTAC. Re-certification is required at the expiry of the three-year period. Certification pursuant to ISO/TS 16949 is intended to make up or enforce the resolution of a (potential) customer towards the system and process quality of a (potential) supplier. Today, a supplier without a valid certificate has a small possibility of supplying a Tier 1 supplier and certainly no chance of supplying a car manufacturer with standard parts.

Advantages of ISO/TS 16949 Certification:

  • Enhanced item and procedure quality and dependability. Enhanced time conveyance.
  • More prominent accentuation on supplier quality changes endeavors
  • ISO/TS 16949 fulfills car orders of IATF when supplemented by satisfaction of client particular prerequisites
  • Disposes of the requirement for various outsider enlistments on a geographic premise
  • Guarantees more predictable evaluating execution. Evaluators of perceived ISO/TS 16949 recorders must experience broad preparing, testing, and re-capability to meet through capability necessities.

WEEE stands for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC mandates the treatment, recovery, and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (90% ends up in landfills). All applicable products in the EU market must pass WEEE compliance and carry the "Wheelie Bin" sticker.