The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has announced that it has set up a working group of IATF member organisations “to develop a design specification for the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to align with the ISO 9001:2015 based structure and requirements.” The ISO/TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. It is based on the ISO 9001 QMS standard. First edition of ISO/TS 16949 was published in March 2002 as ISO/TS 16949:2002. Second edition of this standard was published in 2009 as ISO/TS 16949:2009 that is in line with ISO 9001:2008 QMS standard.
It was prepared by the IATF and the 'Technical Committee' of ISO. It harmonizes the country-specific regulations of quality Management systems The IATF is an "ad hoc" group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide.
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