ISO / TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification aimed at the prevention of defects in the automotive industry supply chain and production, and the development of a quality management system that provides continuous improvement, emphasizing the reduction of variation and waste.
It has been prepared by the “Technical Committee” of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and ISO. It harmonizes the country-specific regulations of Quality Management systems.
About 30 percent of the more than 100 existing motor vehicle manufacturers adhere to the requirements of the norm, but especially large Asian manufacturers have differentiated their own requirements for the quality management systems of their corporate groups and suppliers.
The latest revision of this standard, IATF 16949-2016, is applied within Alpha Heat Treatment.