AUTOMOTIVE: GLOBAL MARKET. GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES.
The average car consists of 12,000 individual parts – 80 per cent of them originate with suppliers like you. That is reason enough for all auto manufacturers to watch with eagle eyes over quality along the entire chain of supply. Besides the specific requirements of the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), there is a common, internationally recognized basis: ISO/TS 16949. This is the technical specification for quality management for suppliers in the automotive industry and an absolute “must have” for any company seeking entry into this market. Beyond that, ISO/ TS 16949 is an invaluable parameter for the optimization of cost, time, and resources. Get yourself certified by DQS according to this standard in order to make transparent the quality of your performance, and to secure your market position.
"QUALITY IS THE PRODUCT OF TECHNOLOGY AND MENTALITY"
This statement – a quote from the former Volkswagen manager, Professor Gerd Kamiske – summarizes the main focus of the standard. Because what matters most, besides technological competence, is the approach of an organization to the quality ideal. To discover improvements from many different perspectives, to prevent mistakes and to reduce waste are just some of the key words. In this, the DQS auditors play an active role. Beyond the certainty that the system conforms to the requirements of this Technical Specification, they convey decisive insights into the maturity level and development potential of your management system.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Your certificate according to ISO/TS 16949 is documented proof of your quality capability. Towards your customers
Stage 1 of the audit process, the system analysis, must be performed within a specific time frame
Stage 2, the closing report and deviation management. Re-certification also requires good time management to ensure continuous validity of the certificate.
That is why we exercise utmost care in planning your schedule, and when organizing your transfer audit to DQS.