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Volume 7 · Issue 4 · April 2002


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Say Good-Bye to QS-9000, But Only After Some Good Planning

In a presentation in Indianapolis, Joe Bransky of GM indicated that the SQRTF has reached an agreement with ISO that permits use of ISO 9001:1994 in QS-9000 until December 14, 2006. Two key reasons for the delay in transitioning to TS 16949:2002 are a strong desire by the Big Three to avoid a bottleneck among suppliers making the transition and to make transitioning a value-added process. Bransky provides a look at the transition options and current and future OEM directions. Information is also provided on the benefits of transitioning to ISO/TS 16949:2002 now, concerns with present levels of QMS conformance in the supply chain and next steps.