This is the third edition of CAN/CSA-ISO/TS 16949, Quality management systems - Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Specification 16949 (third edition, 2009-06-15). It supersedes the previous editions published in 2002 as CAN/CSA-ISO/TS 16949, Quality management systems - Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2000 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations (adopted ISO/TS 16949:2002) and 1999 as CAN/CSA-ISO/TS 16949, Quality systems - Automotive suppliers - Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:1994 (adopted ISO/TS 16949:1999).
This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
NOTE 1 In this International Standard, the term product only applies to
a) product intended for, or required by, a customer,
b) any intended output resulting from the product realization processes.
NOTE 2 Statutory and regulatory requirements can be expressed as legal requirements.
This Technical Specification, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
This Technical Specification is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured. Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design centres, corporate headquarters and distribution centres), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to this Technical Specification.
This Technical Specification can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.