Ex13 - INTRODUCTION TO ISO/TS 16949:2002


With the move to a process focused system based on ISO 9001:2000, Managers and those implementing ISO/TS 16949 need to understand the implications for their business. This course is devised to provide an understanding of the new requirements and the impact and benefits a processed based system can bring to the organization.

Key Session Topics

  • ISO/TS 16949 requirements
  • Relationship with QS-9000 and VDA 6.1
  • The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) approach to third party registration
  • How ISO/TS 16949 may be used by the organization for internal improvements
  • The format and features of a process based management system
  • The key issues for successful implementation
  • The core tools associated with ISO/TS 16949


  • Enable individuals to contribute to the implementation of the necessary changes within existing systems to meet the ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of ISO/TS 16949, on which auditors can base their judgments on compliance to the requirements.

Who Should Attend

  • Manufacturing managers
  • Quality managers
  • Management representatives
  • Internal auditors
  • Vendor/supplier auditors
  • Purchasing system managers
  • Those with the responsibility to lead the transition process to ISO/TS 16949:2002

Course Techniques

An introduction to the subject is given through tutorials and interactive workshop sessions. Specific time is allocated to allow attendees to raise questions relating to their own organizations for discussion in open forum.

Reference information is available to keep.


Guidance on implementing or integrating the ISO/TS 16949 requirements into existing systems can be provided through training or consulting support.

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