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Detailed Standard Description

Name:

ISO/TS 16949

Revision:
2009
Title:
Quality Management Systems -- Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations
Release Date:
2009-06-15
Status:
ACTIVE
Description:
ISO/TS 16949:2009, 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.

ISO/TS 16949:2009 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 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 16949:2009.

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

Standard FAQ

Question
  Answer

What is a controlled document?
 

A controlled is a document that must be controlled as to its revision level and distribution.


What documented procedures are required by the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality management system standard?
 

For ISO/TS 16949:2009 the required procedures are:

  1. Control Of Documents
  2. Control Of Documents
  3. Internal Auditing
  4. Control Of Nonconforming Product
  5. Corrective Action
  6. Preventive Action
  7. Training


Do you think that organizations, which implement an ISO Quality Management System, do it for the benefits that compliance brings, or is it only for certification?
 

In my experience, I have found that a number of companies & organizations go for ISO certification only because they have to or it is a customer requirement to do business. For medical device manufacturers in the US, FDA GMPs, harmonized with ISO, are mandatory. Top Managements usually look primarily at their bottom lines and see ISO as an expense, not a benefit. They may hire a QA or Engineering Manager to be responsible for ISO enforcement, documentation, and compliance - but primarily to keep the companies out of trouble with customers, government, and regulatory auditors. Only token management support is provided and when they're caught in a non-conformance situation or with a deficient product, they expect the assigned compliance person to get them out of trouble.


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