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Volume 8 · Issue 6 · May 2003


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Control, Measure and Analyze Are Last 3 Challenges

In the final entry in their series examining 15 key challenges for automotive suppliers that plan to transition from QS-9000:1998 to ISO/TS 16949:2002, Chad Kymal and David Watkins write that implementing the TS has to produce results. Kymal and Watkins explore Subclause 7.1.4, Planning of Product Realization—Change Control, Subclause 8.2.3, Monitoring and Measurement of Processes, and Clause 8.4, Analysis of Data, of TS 16949:2002 and how they differ from what is required in QS-9000 and the benefits of using a BMS control plan. The prime challenge of transitioning to TS 16949:2002 is in becoming customer- and process-focused and that different organizations will require different strategies with TS implementation.