TS 16949 Certification
ISO/TS 16949:2002 was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.(JAMA), with support from ISO/TC 176. ISO/TS 16949 gives particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001 for automotive production and relevant services part organisations.
IATF consisting of 9 Vehicle Manufactures (Ford, GM, Daimler, Chrysler, PSA, Renault, Volkswagon, BMW & Fiat) and 5 National Associations (IAOB/USA, ANFIA/Italy, FIEV/France, SMMT/UK and VDA/germany) controls the process of accrediting Certification Bodies agaisnt ISO/TS 16949.
Goal of ISO/TS 16949
The Goal of ISO/TS 16949 is the development of quality management system that provides for Continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
Applicability of ISO/TS 16949
ISO/TS 16949 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.
Manufacturing means: Process of making or fabricating - a) Production materials, b) Production or Service Parts, c) Assemblies or d) Heat treating, Welding, Painting, Plating or other Finishing Services For Cars, Trucks (Light, Medium & Heavy), Buses, Motorcycles.
Supproting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design centres, corporate headquarters and distribution centres), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949.
ISO/TS 16949 is not applicable for Industrial, Agricultural, Off-Highway (Mining, Forestry, Construction etc.)
Benefits of Implementing TS 16949 in your organisation
- Improved product and process quality.
- Provide additional confidence for Global sourcing.
- Freeing up suppliers resources for other quality activities.
- Common quality system approach in the supply chain for supplier/sub-contractor developmeny & consistency.
- Reduction in 2nd party system audits.
- Reduction in multiple 3rd party registrations.
- Common language to improve understanding of quality requirements.
- Increased conttol on organizations Measurement System.
Role of QMS Certification Services (representing SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd.)
QMS Certification Services along with SIRIM has a pool of experienced automotive auditors qualified to perform ISO /TS 16949 audits in accordance with IATF rules.
SIRIM is the largest and most established management systems certification body in Malaysia.
Value adding auditing by Auditors experienced in Automotive Industries.
Auditors, experts in believes in continual improvement and value addition in your system by using their vast experience and expertise, which helps you in maintaining your system and in due course of time you achieve financial benefits along with other benefits.