What is it?
ISO/TS 16949 is the specialized standard required for automotive suppliers. It applies to organizations that produce and deliver parts, sub-assemblies, process materials, and other products and services to OEM manufacturing locations. This strict set of standards consists of approximately 1,039 separate requirements that are specific to the automotive industry. Attaining this level of certification was important to Brillcast because this rigorous system demands, not only excellent quality, but also improvement.
One of Brillcast’s most important definitions of quality is “meeting customer needs.” ISO/TS 16949 is often called a “quality system” or a “quality management” system because the requirements ensure that management systems are satisfying customer needs.
The requirements of ISO/TS 16949 strive to do 4 main things to ensure quality:
• Implement processes to assure company output meets customer needs.
• Make certain that the quality system is consistently implemented.
• Track the effectiveness of all aspects of the system.
• Require ongoing improvement of the organization’s ability to meet customer needs.
ISO/TS 16949 is essentially a set of rules that profoundly changes the way Brillcast operates in order to keep our business in check with a higher level of quality. It’s a business system that will help us improve our ability to meet customer needs.Download a PDF Version of the Brillcast ISO/TS 16949 Certification