New ISO/TS 16949 Expected Dec 2016 – Upgrade Time Short

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ISO/TS 16949 is being revised with an expected December 2016 release date for the new standard. All existing certified ISO/TS 16949 clients will need to transition and recertify by September 14, 2018 to maintain an active certificate. This gives the entire automotive supply chain less than 2 years to implement changes and recertify to the newly rewritten ISO/TS 16949.

ISO 16949 Revisions Automotive IndustryRecently, all IATF Certification Bodies (CBs) attended a required global conference to provide feedback and discuss the release of the new version of ISO/TS 16949. The new standard will incorporate content and structure from ISO 9001:2015 and specific automotive requirements.

Each section of the standard was reviewed in detail with small groups of CB representatives and selected suppliers. Concerns and feedback were shared with OEMs and IATF representatives and will be taken into consideration for the second revision of the standard. This second rewrite is expected to be complete by July 2016.

IATF is expected to release the final version of ISO/TS 16949 in December 2016 along with a new revision to the TS Rules. Changes to the Rules will be minimal and likely only include all existing sanctioned interpretations and FAQ's.

Once the standard is released, all certified clients will need to immediately begin implementation of the new requirements in preparation for the upgrade audit. Transition requirements for upgrade will require all ISO/TS 16949 certified sites to conduct the upgrade audit and acquire a new certificate prior to September 14, 2018.
As we learn more about the final release dates and if any of these transition requirements change, ASR will communicate this to you. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Droog (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at the ASR office.

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