Transitioning to TS 16949


ISO formally announced that ISO/TS 16949:2002 was published on March 14, 2002.

It is expected that TS 16949 will become the common basis for the automotive industry's QMS requirements worldwide, gradually replacing the multiple national specs now used by the automotive sector. The exact date by which QS-9000 registered automotive suppliers will need to transition to the ISO 9001:2000 aligned set of requirements is specific to your customer; however, December 1996 is the latest. At that point QS will become obsolete.

This class is designed to assist companies currently registered to QS-9000 in upgrading their system to the ISO/TS 16949 standard.

Program Contents:

• Evolution of TS 19649 and Automotive Quality.

• Benefits of ISO/TS 16949 conversion.

• Review of the TS-16949 Standard and comparison to QS-9000.

• ISO/TS 16949 implementation strategies.

• Step by step implementation instructions.

  15 transition challenges for QS-9000 organizations.

• How top management will be involved in the implementation effort.

  15 transition challenges for QS-9000 organizations.

Program Benefits:

  • Understand how to integrate the new standard with your current system.
  • Prepare your team for the implementation process.

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel on QS-9000 cross-functional teams.
  • Supervisors and group leaders.


  • A working knowledge of the TS-16949 Standard.

Program Duration:

Three-day program, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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