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Volume 5 · Issue 9 · September 2000


Marketplace: New QS-9000 Registrations Decelerate in Past Two Years

Stewart Anderson writes that, as expected, the growth of QS-9000 registrations in North America peaked in 1997 and appears to be slowing, most likely due to saturation among Tier 1 suppliers. However, flowdown of quality requirements is still impacting the supply chain, with Tier 2 suppliers now obtaining QS-9000 registration in response to Tier 1 requirements. Using World Preferred’s Registry data on QS-9000 and TE Supplement registrations, Anderson examines North American QS-9000 and TE certificates issued annually and registration trends in the top 10 SIC codes for QS-9000.