ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification for automotive industry

This technical specification in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008 defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive related products. This technical specification can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain

DEKRA Certification, Germany provides, IATF Accredited, certificates for almost all automotive sectors through approved auditors.

Business Challenge

The automotive/motorcycle industry is one of the most challenging industries in the world. It operates under extreme pressures of cost and time. Being able to rely on suppliers is key, not only for the car/motorcycle manufacturers, but also for other organisations in the supply chain. They all require suppliers that have their processes under control that understand their customers' specific requirements and focus on continuous improvement. Appropriate certification of your management system offers a decisive advantage in demonstrating that your company matches these criteria.

Solution

What is ISO/TS 16949?

ISO/TS 16949 is the only standard recognised worldwide related to quality management as it applies to any organisation active in the automotive/motorcycle supply chain. It is based on: - The eight quality management principles (all fundamental to good business practice): Customer focus, Leadership, Involvement of people, Process approach, System approach to management, Continual improvement, Fact based decision-making, Mutually beneficial supplier relationships - Fulfilment of customer specific requirements.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should my organization implement ISO/TS 16949?
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To keep your customers in the automotive and motorcycle industry – and to keep them satisfied – your products and services must meet their requirements. ISO/TS 16949 provides a framework established by the car and motorcycle manufacturers to manage your business processes in order to meet and exceed those requirements.
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Does ISO/TS 16949 certification bring me any commercial advantage?
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Most of the big car and motorcycle manufacturers contract only from suppliers that are certified for ISO/TS 16949.