The ISO/TS 16949 standard is the consensus of international quality requirements, which consists of policies and procedures that ensures worldwide consistence with the suppliers of parts, materials, or finishing services. Automotive manufacturers assure quality by requiring registration to automotive quality standards that provide quality assurance. ISO/TS 16949:2002 is the latest automotive quality standard which was developed to be a new universally accepted quality standard for automobile suppliers.
The ISO/TS16949 standard, specifies the quality system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive related products. Vehicle component manufacturers have to achieve this standard to be able to supply to the world's largest automotive manufacturers.