|The ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by the
International Automotive Task Force (IATF), whose
vehicle manufacturer members include: BMW,
Daimler-Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors (including
Opel Vauxhall), PSA Peugeot-Citron, Renault SA,
Volkswagon and their respective trade associations -
AIAG (USA), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (UK) and
The newly formed International Automotive Oversight
Bureau (IAOB) in Southfield, Michigan USA is responsible
for the implementation and registration process of
ISO/TS 16949 and providing support to the IATF.
ISO/TS 16949 is an automotive quality system requirement
catalogue based on ISO 9001:2000, QS9000 3rd Edition
(U.S.), AVSQ (Italian), EAQF (French) and VDA6.1
(German) automotive catalogues.
ISO/TS 16949, when coupled with customer specific
requirement, will be recognised by IATF members as the
global equivalent to the existing automotive standards.
This would benefit those companies who trade with
multiple International Automotive Companies. However,
those companies who deal solely with North America and
Europe vehicle manufacturers need only certify to
N.B. ISO/TS 16949: 2002 does not replace QS9000, AVSQ,
EAQF, VDA6.1. Tooling & Equipment suppliers should
continue to use Quality System Requirements TE
supplement second edition.
ISO/TS 16949 Implementation Guide
Suppliers are required to transition to ISO/TS 16949 by
December 14th 2006 or as specified by their customer.
The weakest part of QS9000 was the implementation of the
standard, both from a supplier and registrar's
How this document fills the need
This implementation guide gives us an opportunity to
improve ISO/TS 16949 implementation based on lessons
learned from QS9000 by: -
- Defining what's new and different between QS9000 Third
Edition and ISO/TS 16949
- Providing an explanation of the process approach
- Developing strategies for implementation
- Explaining pitfalls to avoid
Supporting documents for ISO/TS 16949
RULES FOR ACHIEVING IATF RECOGNITION
This contains the requirements or “Rules for the
automotive registration scheme for ISO/TS 16949
certification bodies?with regard to implementation
including criteria for certification body recognition,
certification body audit process, certification body
auditor qualifications and, certificates. For
certification bodies that are recognised by IATF for
ISO/TS 16949 certification, these requirements are
IATF GUIDANCE TO ISO/TS 16949
This document is limited to providing assistance in the
application of ISO/TS 16949. It is not intended as a
requirement for certification and is for reference only.
It supports the ISO/TS 16949, with examples,
applications, practices or explanations. This guide is
intended to apply to sites of organisations where
production and/or service part specified by the customer
are manufactured. It may also be applied to
organisations throughout the automotive supply chain.
(QMS) CHECKLIST BASED ON PROCESS AUDIT APPROACH
This document is based on the content of ISO/TS 16949
and it is effective for the life of this standard. This
checklist is to be used as a guide in auditing the
requirements of ISO/TS 16949.