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TS IS0/TS 16949 Automotive Industry Specific Requirements


IATF 16949:2016 (Automotive Industry standard Quality management systems - Requirements) ,hereinafter referred to as IATF 16949, is a technical specification of the ISO international standards organization. IATF 16949, the technical specification of the ISO International Standards Organisation, is a global standard for automotive quality system requirements developed by members of the IATF International Automotive Industry Working Group for any organization that supplies components, assemblies and parts to the automotive industry.

The IATF comprises a range of car manufacturers (General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Peugeot Citroen, Volkswagen, Renault, Fiat) and their respective trade associations for the supply of high quality products to automotive customers worldwide.

IATF 16949 has been revised to its fourth edition (2016) since 2002, and is based on the QMS quality management system - requirements, together with the requirements of AVSQ (Italy), EAQF (France), QS-9000 (USA) and VDA6.1 (Germany) standards, as well as process orientation and customer orientation. It is a management system that focuses on continuous improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain of the automotive industry.

IATF 16949 is divided into ten chapters: Chapter 1 Scope, Chapter 2 Referenced Standards, Chapter 3 Terms and Definitions, Chapter 4 Organizational Background, Chapter 5 Leadership, Chapter 6 Planning, Chapter 7 Support, Chapter 8 Operations, Chapter 9 Performance Assessment and Chapter 10 Improvement. All standards referenced in "Chapter 2 Citation Standards" should be the latest version. In addition, following the ISO/TS 16949:2009 standard (which emphasizes process orientation and customer orientation), organizations are required to apply the five core tools developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to the product design and process development process to facilitate a smoother design and development process, reduce development time, trial and The AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) has developed five core tools for the product design and process development process to facilitate a smoother design and development process, shorten the development time, shorten the development time, and enable trial and verification to identify potential problems in mass production to reduce cost and mass production, improve product quality and reduce variation and waste.

The five core tools are Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Productive Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Statistical Analysis (SPC), which cover Process Approach, Customer Orientation, Cost Control, Lean Production Model, Inventory Optimisation, Defect Prevention and Continuous Improvement. In addition to meeting the requirements of the standard, the organization must be able to demonstrate that it has 12-month performance indicators for automotive products and has conducted a full internal audit and management review.

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