ISO/TS 16949

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Thursday, 20 July 2017
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OnlineStandardsTraining.com and ASR have agreed to offer steep discounts for ASR clients.

Because of the costs, organizations only train a few people; not everyone that needs it.  To  train the entire staff or work group, training can cost thousands of dollars. Whether you're an employee, an employer or going it alone. The money saved from travel alone can be substantial

Second Party Auditing Services

Friday, 14 October 2016
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Did you know that ASR provides second-party auditing services?

Audit services include internal auditing, gap analysis, pre-assessments, IATF 16949 supplier audits, and the CQI customer specific audit series including 8, 9, 11, and 12. Click here for a complete list of the special process assessments.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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ISO/TS 16949:2002 Rules 3rd Edition & ISO/TS 16949:2009

Thursday, 27 December 2012
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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.

Behind the Scenes with ISO/TS 16949

Thursday, 16 May 2013
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ISO/TS 16949 Rules 3rd Edition will be updated during 2013 for release in 2014 as TS Rules 4th Edition.

ASR Has Been Selected...

Monday, 05 August 2013
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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.

IATF Strategic Focus

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is an "ad hoc" group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. Specifically, the purposes for which the IATF was established are:

Audit Expectations - Customer Specific Requirements

Tuesday, 18 June 2013
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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.

IATF Mandates Certificate from Recognized Accreditation Body

Wednesday, 11 November 2015
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Effective December 31, 2017 organizations that supply to ISO/TS 16949 customers will be required to hold a certificate from a certification body (registrar) that is part of the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Agreement (IAF MLA).    IAF manages the worldwide process for accreditation.

Top Non-Conformance Issues Among ISO/TS 16949 Suppliers

Friday, 15 May 2015
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Maintaining an effective quality management system is a work in progress with some segments of an ISO/TS 16949 system requiring more attention than others.

Data collected indicates many auto suppliers struggle to keep on top of the following components of their QMS:

Big Impact to TS 16949 Clients

Thursday, 07 November 2013
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2013 Audit Update for IATF - Effective October 1, 2013 the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) released updated audit rules that will greatly impact third-party audits of automotive suppliers.

New Rules for ISO/TS 16949

Monday, 10 February 2014
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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.

ISO/TS 16949 Rules Prompt Questions and Answers

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
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April's release of the ISO/TS 16949 4th Edition Rules has prompted a host of questions from registrars seeking clarification from the International Automotive Task Forum (IATF).

A complete list of questions/answers can be found at IATF's web site (www.iatfglobaloversight.org), however, four of the questions with the greatest impact to an organization are summarized here:

Is your supplier's QMS certificate recognized worldwide?

Thursday, 28 April 2016
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How do you know if a QMS is viable across the globe?

For almost 30 years, the ISO 9001 standard has been used in the United States. Thousands of manufacturers and non-manufactures have acquired QMS certificate. Attaining ISO 9001 recognition declares to customers "you can trust our quality system" while also giving order to the management of the organization's business system.

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