The goal of this Automotive QMS standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
This Automotive QMS Standard cannot be considered a stand-alone QMS Standard but has to be comprehended as a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015.
The current ISO/TS 16949 Technical Specification is auditable until 30 September 2017. Organizations currently certified to the previous version and still current ISO9001:2008 have a maximum (3) years to transition to the new version ISO9001:2015 i.e. 15th September 2018.