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Articles on Quality

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Formal publication of ISO/TS 16949:2009!!!
ISO (The International Standards Organization) has published the ISO/TS 16949:2009 (Second Edition), which specifies quality system requirements for suppliers in automotive... (More...)

Rules for Achieving Recognition
Automotive Certification Scheme for ISO/TS 16949:2009... (Click here to view presentation).

Making the transition from QS-9000 to ISO/TS16949 - By Chad Kymal and Dave Watkins

Printed in Quality Digest December 2001
Ever since the first edition of ISO/TS 16949:2009 was released, automotive suppliers have wondered if it would eventually replace the Big Three's QS-9000 requirement... (More...)

Changes in the automotive industry and its affect on part suppliers in Asia - A strategic Perspective - By Sutheep Ratnabhas
There is an old Chinese curse that says, "May you live in interesting times." "Interesting times" for the Asian automotive industry have ... (More...)

The New Ford Q1 Second Edition Guidelines - Taken from Summer 2001 Omnex Navigator
New Ford Q1:2002 Guidelines - Ford Takes the High RoadThe entire automotive industry - the Americans, Europeans and the Asians, have consolidated the quality expectations for their supply base around the TS-16949, Second Edition: Quality Management Standard. And right now, when this feat is almost over, Ford has particularized itself with its own Q1 Second Edition standards, which include a manufacturing assessment... (More...)
* In the Summer 2001 Navigator, we inadvertently said that the Ford Q1 Second Edition manufacturing assessment would be conducted twice a year. It actually will be conducted for troubled companies.

How ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 Integrate
How ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 Integrate See the presentation for more details... (More...)

The Hitachi Cable Story
Enterprise-wide software solutions are just starting to come out on the market. The Omnex Systems EwQMST Suite may be the answer to... (More...)

Ford Launches Re-vamped Q1 for Service - By Dave Watkins
Citing the $2.5 billion dollar bottom line impact of poor quality in 2000, Ford Global Facilities, Materials and Services ... (More...)

TS 16949: QS-9000 Killer! - Taken from Summer 2001 Omnex Navigator
The International Automotive Track Force (IATF) appears to be on track to release the second edition of ISO/TS 16949:2009 with ISO 9001:2008 in 2002 as planned. In fact, indications are that they may even be ahead of schedule. The next planned event is an IATF vote in Paris, France in June, 2001 for the final approval of the draft. The industry expects little or no change from the current draft. After the vote in June, then the document will make its way to the ISO/TC 176 for a 75% approval vote from member bodies... (More...)

ISO 14001 OEM Deadlines, Requirements & Revisions - Article by Todd Heller
To date, all three of the US automobile manufacturers have set supplier requirements for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) registration to ISO 14001:1996 or to the European... (More...)

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