ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Management System
Specifically for Suppliers to the Automotive Industry
In the automobile industry, reliance on suppliers is absolute for the manufacturer and for all other organizations in the supply chain.
Suppliers need to have their own processes under control and understand their customers' specific requirements. Suppliers that are esspecially focused on continuous improvement are sought after.
As a supplier, you can gain the competitive edge by having a certified Quality Management System in place.
TÜV SÜD can help you meet the criteria for ISO/TS 16949, the only standard for Quality Management that’s recognized worldwide.
ISO/TS 16949 applies to any organization active in the automotive/motorcycle supply chain.
Based on the Eight Quality Management Principles
- Customer Focus
- Process Approach
- System Approach to Management
- Continual Improvement
- Fact-based Decision-Making
- Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships
- Fulfilment of Customer Secific Requirements
The ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by the IATF members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. The document is a common automotive quality system requirements catalog based on ISO 9001, and specific requirements from the automotive sector. This document, coupled with customer-specific requirements defines quality system requirements for use in the automotive supply chain.
Why Choose TÜV SÜD America?
TÜV SÜD America's Management Service division is an authorized Certification Body under contract by the International Automotive Task Force to certify organizations to ISO/TS 16949. TÜV SÜD has certified many ISO/TS 16949 clients worldwide, including Mercedes Benz.