I would start with a gap analysis of QS9000 to TS16949. There is not that big a difference. (just my opinion)
Once you see the gaps, you can start making the changes necessary to be compliant to TS16949.
You have a choice of rewriting your procedures into the new "process oriented" format, or just keep them with the old 20 sections, and create a matrix showing where the applicable "shalls" are covered.
We have TS16949:99 here, and I'm just in the middle of creating that matrix to TS16949:2002.....
Some of the areas I noticed needed "beefing up" were Internal Auditing, In house Laboratory (for QS to TS), Customer Focus, Management Review and Internal/Customer Communication.
Sporty is right on. There is not that much of a difference. If you have had any exposure to VDA6, you'll notice its influence. Create your matrix(QS vs TS-2002 comparison) and do a gap analysis. I thought we had something like that here in the cove already. Do a search and also look in the pdf library.
Ok here is my wonderful "Confused by the ISO MAFIA" question...the Big 5 and several Tier One's have made the statements about upgrading to TS soon (I've seen Dec 2002-2003-2006 all from GM) But irregardless Visteon for exapmle has said yes be transitioned third party by the middle of next year, If the version 2 of TS was just released 5/28, and not many Auditors are trained on it yet...can I roll up the cost of the transition to an already obsolete specification into my part cost because thy are being pig headed about all of this? If in the case of visteon, I only transition to the 1st version of TS will I still be losing the 5 points on my quality rating anyway? Shoot me now or give me your feelings on what this situationis all about...By the way , anyone know of a registrar that wants a nice sized account that won't rob me on "Incidental" costs?
There is a beutiful Gap Analysis with ref to TS-16949. You can use and see for the diffefence between two. I got more stuff on this difference between two Automotive standards, ISO/TS 16949:2002 vs. QS 9000. But at this time see attach file for Gap Analysis.
eye I want to attach the file; How do i do??????