Re: ISO 9001:2008 to ISO/TS 16949:2009
We're undergoing this very thing ourselves, but not because we want to so much as we have to.
If you're not currently doing work as a Tier 1 supplier for an auto maker, and you're not a potential tier 1 supplier for an automaker, I wouldn't bother with it.
Its a whole other world from 9001 (stuff that at times is so redundant and pointless its silly) and it takes a good deal of time, energy and resources to even get to the point where you're ready for a TS Audit.
A lot of it also depends on your company's field of expertise as well. I've found that most of the TS specs are hard to apply to us (we're a printing company, producing the Manuals that live in the glove boxes of some luxury cars) and here I am getting ready to start the APQP
process on manuals and reference guides....
I'd start at the beginning. Somewhere around here someone posted a TS 16949/ISO 9001:2008 GAP analysis spreadsheet. Its a good place to start. See what you're currently doing and see what needs to be done.
Then work section by section through it. Fortunately, with ISO 9100:2008 in place, you have 6 of the 7 required documents already produced, the only one missing is Training (I said required, not necessarily needed). But the GAP analysis is a good starting place.
The other thing to do is contact your registrar and start the paperwork process. It happens that TUV America does not have anyone with experience in both Printing and TS 16949 so we're having to get approval for our main ISO auditor to serve as the printing expert for our TS audit... just one more hurdle to jump over.