QS 9000/TS 16949 : Certification
DETROIT - QS 9000, the Big 3's quality standard for manufacturing, is about to be replaced. The Big 3 are requiring that suppliers be certified in a new global standard called TS 16949. By 2006, QS 9000 will not exist.
- Learn. You will need to get some general training on IATF 16949 so you understand what you need to do in your company to meet the requirements of the standard.
- Perform Gap Analysis.
- Educate Your Organization.
- Design & Document.
- Use & Improve Your QMS.
- Audit the QMS Performance.
- Achieve Registration.
QS 9000 Certification Definition. QS 9000 is a company level certification based on quality system requirements related specifically to the automotive industry. These standards were developed by the larger automotive companies including Ford, General Motors and Daimler Chrysler.
On October 3rd, 2016 IATF 16949:2016 was published by the IATF and supersedes and replaces the current ISO/TS 16949, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry.
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