Standards and Auditing : ISO/TS 16949


Expert Answers: November 2008

by QP Staff

Workplace recognition ... Choosing the right chart.

In your particular case, your production run rate is 30 pieces per hour, so you have a variety of charts available to you, including attribute charts. PPAP provides flexibility in how much documentation must be submitted to the customer as evidence the PP...


The Great Debate

by Mors, Terry A.

Two auditors meet over breakfast. One is a quality management system (QMS) auditor and the other an environmental management system (EMS) auditor....


Merging Quality Cultures in Contract Manufacturing

by Jones, David M.

When EPIC Technologies acquired the Siemens Electronic Manufacturing Center operations in Johnson City, Tennessee, it became necessary to merge its quality culture with those of its new subsidiary while continuing to keep its original customers happy....


TS 16949 – Where Did It Come From?

by Reid, Dan

TS 16949 is an international fundamental quality management system specification for the automotive industry based on ISO 9000. It was developed at the request of automotive suppliers from the Big Three automakers' quality system assessment manuals,...


ISO/TS 16949 the Clear Choice for Automotive Suppliers

by Lupo, Christian

Automotive suppliers may find it necessary to register their quality systems to different specifications and requirements in order to gain access to world markets or to solidify their positions in regional markets. Several major U.S. car manufacturers...


Column: Standards Outlook: Automotive Quality Management System Evolves

by Reid, R. Dan

ISO Technical Specification (TS) 16949, based on ISO 9000, is an international fundamental quality management system specification for the automotive industry. The author looks at the second edition's significant changes from...


Why QS-9000 was developed and what's in its future.

by Reid, Dan R.

Auto suppliers were troubled by multiple specifications and standards

Chrysler, Ford and GM elected to use the ISO 9001 standard as the base requirements for the automotive sector document called QS-9000. Suppliers with numerous automotive customers requiring third-party certification to their own requirements document can ...


Management System Standards Poised for Momentum Boost

by Daniels, Susan E.

Growth in the standards industry is driven by: the ISO 9000 revision; proliferation of sector specific standards; the importance of environmental management; and the future of health and safety management standards. ISO 9000:2000 will be completed...


The pros and cons of sector-specific standards.

by Norris, Leslie

Paperwork nightmare, or increased benefits?

Sector-specific quality standards are requirements developed by a particular industry to address specific needs or requirements. As long as they [sector-specific standards] are based on the ISO 9001 standard, they are good. Considering their role in stand...


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