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4 December 2005
QS-9000 officially died on December 14th, 2006. Read this thread for the history, so to speak.
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|ISO / TS 16949 does not significantly change anything except to allow the automotive companies to regain individual control over more of the specifics (such as exactly how they want their APQP process followed - specific paperwork, etc.) More than anything, TS-16949:2000 generalizes QS-9000 and aligns it to ISO 9001:2000. In addition, it brings in a few things from the German VDA document as well as Italy's and France's national requirements. For those seeking some relief, whatever TS 16949 leaves out is picked up by individual requirements. Relief will be, hopefully, in interpretations, if at all. Automotive is automotive.|
|As of yet I have heard nothing verifiable on Nissan, or other manufacturers outside of the US and Europe, 'embracing' TS-16949 with the notable exception of Honda and Toyota.|
QS-9000 was a Customer Requirement of Ford, GM and Chrysler...
It was NOT an International Specification.
QS-9000 - R.I.P. 2006
An 11 year life span, and a cost of US$Billions, QS-9000 will come plunging to earth with
a whimper as ISO/TS 16949 takes over. If at first you don't succeed, try and try again?
The Official TS-16949 Roll Out Meeting
One Hand Doesn't Know What the Other is Doing...
"16949 What? How will that affect QS?"
State of ISO/TS 16949
Released and For Sale Online
AIAG Releases their 'Latest' FMEA Reference Manual'
See FMEA-Newest_Manual_Released.gif in the pdf_files directory.
Buys and Requires Use of Powerway Software 'Solution'
$9000 Up Front and $5400 Per Year
The TS 16949 Forum
mean for the future of QS-9000?
A TS 16949 Registration Audit
A US Registration
Now A 'Big 3' Requirement
7/1/2001 QS-9000 'Sanctioned Interpretations'
What Do They Mean To YOU? AND To Your Suppliers?
More QS-9000 Information and History
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Some US & European Automotive Links
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