It was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the Technical Committee of ISO. It harmonizes the country-specific regulations of quality Management systems.
The automotive & motorcycle industry is one of the most challenging industries in the world. It operates under extreme pressures of cost and time.
Being able to rely on suppliers is key, not only for the car & motorcycle manufacturers, but also for other organizations in the supply chain. They all require suppliers that have their processes under control, that understand their customers' specific requirements and focus on continuous improvement.
ISO/TS 16949 certification of your management system offers a decisive advantage in demonstrating that your company matches these criteria.
ISO/TS 16949 is the only standard recognized worldwide related to quality management as it applies to any organization active in the automotive & motorcycle supply chain.
ISO/TS 16949 is based on The eight quality management principles (all fundamental to good business practice):