History of ISO / TS 16949 Standard


History of ISO / TS 16949

ISO/TS 16949 was first published in 1999. It defines worldwide quality system requirements for use in the automotive supply chain.

ISO/TS 16949 is the culmination of efforts to achieve global consistency in quality systems requirements. The sector-specific standard was originally based upon ISO 9001, 1994, QS-9000 (U.S), AVSQ (Italian), EAQF (French) and VDA 6.1 (German). In 2002, it was revised to reflect the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.

The IATF has approved a very limited number of registrars that can certify companies to the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Smithers Quality Assessments is one of the few such registrars based in the U.S.

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