ISO/TS 16949, VDA 6.x Quality management system

ISO/TS 16949, VDA 6.x Quality management system

TÜV PROFiCERT procedure quality management

The TÜV PROFiCERT procedure quality management ISO/TS 16949 examines the quality management system of manufacturing companies in the automotive industry that are active in series and service parts production.

The objective of certification in accordance with the internationally applicable technical specification ISO/TS 16949 in combination with the customer-specific requirements is to provide the general conditions needed to make the quality management systems in the automotive industry comparable. Continuous improvements and the prevention of errors are crucial elements in this. Most vehicle manufacturers demand certification in accordance with ISO/TS 16949 before approving potential suppliers as subcontractors.

The benefits of ISO/TS 16949:

  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Introduction of a continuous improvement process (CIP) in all processes based on key figures
  • Error prevention even during the planning phase of new projects
  • Reduction of waste in the supply chain
  • Systematization and structuring of processes in the organization
  • Cost reduction

What is tested and evaluated?

Under the certification procedure − consisting of readiness evaluation in advance and a subsequent on-site company audit − the following requirements of ISO/TS 16949 are tested and evaluated, among others:

  • General requirements
  • Quality management system
  • Management responsibility
  • Resource management
  • Product implementation
  • Measurement, analysis and improvement

How long is the certification valid?

The TÜV PROFiCERT certificate ISO/TS 16949 is awarded upon successful completion of the certification process. It is valid for three years and must be confirmed every year by a surveillance audit.

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