ISO/TS 16949:2009

ISO/TS 16949:2009


ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the Quality Management System requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products. It is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.

Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design centers, corporate headquarters and distribution centers), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949:2009.

ISO/TS 16949:2009 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.

Benefits of ISO/TS 16949:2009

  • Improved product & process quality
  • Additional confidence for global sourcing
  • Warranted global quality system approach in the supply chain
  • Reduced variation and waste in production
  • Improved overall efficiency in production levels

Principles of ISO/TS 16949:2009

  • Leadership
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationships
  • Customer focus
  • Improved process approach
  • Systematic approach to management
  • based decision-making