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A. What is TS16949 quality management system?
QS - 9000 is a quality management system standard jointly formulated by three major American automobile groups (general motors, ford and daimler-chrysler). This standard increases the specific requirements of automobile quality system on the basis of ISO9000, which is the programmatic standard of automobile industry quality system represented by the United States.
However, in order to protect the interests of domestic automobile manufacturers, major automobile countries other than the United States have formulated their own standards for the quality system certification of the automobile industry, such as VDA6.1 of Germany and EAQF94 of France. In this case, a supplier has to establish multiple sets of quality system and receive multiple certification and audit, which brings inconvenience to the work of the supplier and increases the cost of the supply chain. To avoid multiple certification, in the international automobile driving group, led by the United States (IATF) under the support and coordination, enacted in 2009, ISO/TS16949:2009, and on April 1, 2009 formally to global publicly issued ISO/TS16949:2009. ISO/TS16949:2009 standard is based on ISO9000:2008 version of the standard basis, combined with the automobile industry established requirements and the special requirements of different customers, apply to the entire supply chain of automobile industry, and are well accepted by all of Europe and the United States, major automakers.
B. Implementation and TS16949 benefits:
Additional confidence in the global procurement process;
Reduce the number of customers to the system review, reduce multiple third party certification;
Improving the understanding of the common language of quality requirements also provides a new idea of quality control for the vast non-automotive industry.
By implementing the new quality management system, efficiency and innovation capability can be documented evidence.
Continuous improvement in all aspects of enterprise management: quality improvement/productivity improvement/cost reduction to improve competitiveness.