Why is ISO/TS 16949 important?
Obtaining the ISO/TS 16949 certification demonstrates that your company has met the quality management system requirements to create a process of continuous improvement with an emphasis on defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The technical specification is implemented for all branches of manufacturers and suppliers of products or production materials, services such as heat treatment or galvanizing, and other products specified by automotive customers such as the constituent parts of vehicles. Certification to this technical specification is recognized by leading automotive manufacturers . Most leading manufacturers will only work with companies that hold ISO/TS 16949 certification, as they insist that suppliers adhere to the strict technical specifications laid out in the standard.