Technical Specification (TS) 16949 is an ISO standard that outlines specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001 to automotive production and related automotive service parts manufacturers. The ISO/TS 16949 standard is aimed at the development of a quality management system (QMS) that can be used either for a company’s internal application, for certification or contractual purposes.
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The International Organization of Standards (ISO) develops many different types of standards for a variety of industries. Recommendations to ISO for a new standard require a two-thirds majority vote for approval as a Technical Standard (TS) and a three-quarters majority vote to become an ISO standard.
For each requirement of the ISO/TS 16949 standard, MasterControl software solutions offer a corresponding benefit to meet each standard:
In September 2018, ISO/TS 16949:2009 was replaced by IATF 16949:2016. The new certification from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) provides an interdisciplinary approach that is more focused on risk management, customer satisfaction, leadership and process. One of the biggest changes from ISO to IATF is the requirement for more documentation and documented evidence. Companies with ISO/TS 16949 certifications will have to conduct an audit in order to acquire IATF 16949 certification, which will continue to be aligned with ISO 9001:2015.
The following steps should be considered when implementing ISO/TS 16949 to achieve certification:
MasterControl solutions help you to meet ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 requirements year after year while keeping compliance costs down. The connectivity of MasterControl solutions software gives you the ability to monitor your entire quality management system (QMS) and continuously improve it to ensure that company quality initiatives are enforced across the enterprise.
MasterControl and its partner, i4DM, have served as the quality management system (QMS) providers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs since 2009. They also serve as QMS providers for the Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis, part of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).