Automotive Quality Systems Handbook by David Hoyle
Provisions of ISO/TS 16949
As ISO/TS 16949 harmonises the quality system requirements of the automotive industry inthe USA, Germany, France and Italy. It does not contain all automotive quality systemrequirements. All participating organizations have customer-specific requirements inaddition, which may be issued separately or included in individual contracts for the supplyof products and services.Unlike ISO 9000, which is a family of documents, ISO/TS 16949 is a single standard thatreferences other standards and manuals. The three standards that form part of ISO/TS16949 and are therefore requirements of the standard are:
Quality management & quality assurance- Vocabulary
Quality system – Model for quality assurance in design, development,production, installation, and servicing.
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibrationlaboratories.
Although the requirements of ISO 9001 section 4 are embodied in ISO/TS 16949, sections1, 2, and 3 of ISO 9001 – while excluded from the text of ISO/TS 16949 – remainrequirements. Therefore the scope, references, and definitions apply.Existing AIAG, ANFIA, FIEV, and VDA manuals are listed in bibliography to ISO/TS 16949and form part of the requirements to the extent specified in specific clauses. Forexample, suppliers to Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors will be required to apply theAPQP Manual, FMEA Manual, etc.
Scope of the standard
ISO/TS 16949 applies to the design, development, production, and, when relevant,installation, and servicing of automotive-related products. The standard primarily appliesto suppliers and subcontractors “sites” that provide:
Part or materials
Service such as heat treating, painting, plating, or other finishes.
Other customer-specified products.