This THREE-DAY course is designed to provide the attendee with an introduction to and an understanding of the automotive requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2002, as well as providing a basis for making strategic business decisions relative to the implementation of ISO/TS 16949 into the organization’s quality management system.

Key Session Topics

Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The background for development of ISO/TS 16949
  • The requirements of ISO/TS 16949
  • Relationship of ISO/TS 16949 with ISO 9001:2002 and the process approach
  • The application of the Core Tools
  • The importance of Customer Specific requirements
  • How ISO/TS 16949 may be used by the organization for internal improvements
  • The application of gap analysis in assessing your company’s needs and consideration of the necessary resources to manage and fully implement the requirements.
  • How to structure and document the documentation system in line with the automotive ‘process’ approach
  • The support documentation and records required to meet certification requirements.
  • The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) approach to third party registration for ISO/TS 16949


  • The knowledge to allow you to undertake a self-assessment and then start the implementation process within your own company.
  • Develop the ability to identify value-added activities to produce a cost effective quality system.

Who Should Attend

  • Those who need to understand the impact of ISO/TS 16949 requirements on their current quality management system to enable their participation in the implementation process.
  • Those who expect to become internal auditors to enable their understanding of the requirements.

Course Techniques

The contents of this course are given through tutorial sessions, workshops, open discussions and case studies. Specific time is allocated to allow attendees to raise questions relating to their own organization’s specific issues for discussion in open forum.

Reference information is available to keep.


Further 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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