In Reply to Parent Post by marco kerssies
I do not want to sound stupid or something but i am just a new to this, so it all seems a little bit complicated at first maybe.
First of all welcome to the Cove!
Don't worry about sounding stupid. At times I think this stuff is designed to make us feel stupid! The more you know about it the more it seems stupid. But that is my opinion.
The reason QS is dying is that the Big 3 (Ford, GM and Chrysler) think that it did not achieve the desired goals of better quality at a lower cost. Also, QS was based on ISO 9001:1994 which was upgraded in 2000. The QS structure did not match the new ISO 9001 structure.
You could still do the assignment, although the impending death of QS does add a twist that others before you didn't have. This could make the assignment even more interesting.
The other option is to go back to your instructor to see if you should switch from QS to TS. If you do, make sure you compare the 2nd edition of TS (ISO/TS 16949:2002). The first edition of TS was based on ISO 9001:1994 (like QS was).
Hope that helps, and let us know what happens. We like to follow things like this.