ts 16949

Benefits of ISO/TS 16949
"The Improvement Standard"

With ISO 9001:2000 as the basic quality management system, organizations achieving certification to ISO/TS 16949 receive
dual benefits. First, they benefit from the process approach, with emphasis on continuous improvement and communication.
This means that the organization knows, understands, and practices a philosophy that is committed to quality in all actions, never settles for “good enough” and understands the dynamics and interactions that exist between the various processes that make up the quality management system. Secondly, the added requirements of ISO/TS 16949, although prescriptive in nature, are based on proven techniques that further enhance an organization’s ability to achieve high quality levels in the challenging automotive sector. Smithers Quality Assessments is one of few registrars approved by the IATF to certify to this standard.

 

BENEFITS OF ISO/TS 16949: 2009

"The Improvement Standard" With ISO 9001:2000 as the basic quality management system, organizations achieving certification to ISO/TS 16949 receive dual benefits. First, they benefit from the process approach, with emphasis on continuous improvement. This means that the organization knows, understands, and practices a philosophy that is committed to quality in all actions, never settles for "good enough" and understands the dynamics and interactions that exist between the various processes that make up the quality management system. Secondly, the added requirements of ISO/TS 16949, although prescriptive in nature, are based on proven techniques that further enhance an organization's ability to achieve high quality levels in the challenging automotive sector. ISO/TS 16949 certification offers the following benefits: Improved product and process quality. Improved on-time delivery. Greater emphasis on supplier quality improvement efforts. ISO/TS 16949 satisfies automotive mandates of IATF members on a global basis, when complemented by fulfillment of customer-specific requirements Eliminates the need for multiple third-party registrations on a geographic basis Enables firms to upgrade from QS-9000, VDA 6.1, etc. during regularly scheduled surveillance audits, provided the registrar is IATF-approved for ISO/TS 16949. Promises more consistent auditing performance. Auditors of recognized ISO/TS 16949 registrars must undergo extensive training, testing and re-qualification to meet rigorous qualification requirements.


ISO/TS 16949 certification offers the following benefits:

  • Improved product and process quality and reliability.
  • Improved on-time delivery.
  • Greater emphasis on supplier quality improvement efforts.
  • ISO/TS 16949 satisfies automotive mandates of IATF members on a global basis, when complemented by
    fulfillment of customer-specific requirements.
  • Eliminates the need for multiple third-party registrations on a geographic basis
  • Enables firms to upgrade from QS-9000, VDA 6.1, etc. during regularly scheduled surveillance audits,
    provided the registrar is IATF-approved for ISO/TS 16949.
  • Promises more consistent auditing performance. Auditors of recognized ISO/TS 16949 registrars must
    undergo extensive training, testing and re-qualification to meet rigorous qualification requirements.

 

Choose QCS for your ISO/TS 16949 Registration.

The decision to pursue ISO/TS 16949 certification involves a substantial commitment of time and resources. Smithers Quality
Assessments recognizes that this is a very personal decision requiring a solution tailored to your needs. To arrange for
a QCS representative to review your certification needs, contact us at 9941491212 today.
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