New Rules for ISO/TS 16949

Posted in ISO/TS 16949

Effective April 1, 2014, ASR will begin auditing against the new ISO/TS 16949 rules.

ASR prepared an informational piece regarding the updated rules and within the last 30 days e-mailed it to automotive clients. If you have questions or did not receive the e-mail, contact Dave Gawlak or Tom Droog at ASR.

The new rules now define a "client" as the entire entity, including all related manufacturing sites and remote supporting locations, applying for certification. This new rule eliminates "site" extensions.

Audit Expectations - Customer Specific Requirements

Posted in ISO/TS 16949

In a continuing effort to promote the integrity and credibility of automotive supplier certification, Ford, GM and Chrysler sat down August 12, 2013 with members of the International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA) to communicate the approach they want to see from Certification Body auditors when auditing Customer Specific Requirements under ISO/TS 16949.

ASR Has Been Selected...

Posted in ISO/TS 16949

ASR was invited to participate in a special meeting with the IAOB to review the draft 4th edition TS 16949 rules document and offer suggested revisions.

There are only a handful of other invitees to this special meeting.  We are grateful to have been selected and honored to be respected by the members of this committee.

Behind the Scenes with ISO/TS 16949

Posted in ISO/TS 16949

ISO/TS 16949 Rules 3rd Edition will be updated during 2013 for release in 2014 as TS Rules 4th Edition. The certification body (CB) community has not yet seen the new version to the Rules but as a TS 16949 client you can expect there will be changes that impact the auditing and certification scheme. ASR will be participating in the TS Rules 4th Edition meeting hosted by the IATF/IAOB during November 2013. During December 2013 all clients will be notified of any TS Rules changes that may impact their upcoming audits.

The IATF (International Automotive Task Force) has been granted an exception from ISO to keep the TS 16949 standard with its present clause structure.

ISO/TS 16949:2002 Rules 3rd Edition & ISO/TS 16949:2009

Posted in ISO/TS 16949

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has released ISO/TS 16949:2002 Rules 3rd Edition. The 3rd Edition Rules went into effect on January 1, 2009. There are numerous changes from Rules 2nd Edition, however, the majority of them are directed towards Certification Bodies. ASR has developed a one page summary which was distributed to all ISO/TS 16949:2002 customers during the month of December 2008. This information sheet details all of the changes that may have an impact to our customers. It is recommended that all ISO/TS 16949:2002 registered customers purchase a copy of Rules 3rd Edition from AIAG (

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