ISO/TS 16949 Champion QAI Training LLC
10 N. Van Buren Street Suite 100
P.O. Box 372
Nashville, IN 47448

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Course Hours: 16      

About the Course

Planning to transition to ISO/TS 16949? This is the course for you.

Who should take this course?

- Managers and Management Representatives that want to learn about the requirements of TS16949
- Supervisors and Managers that are new to the automotive industry
- QS9000 Champions that are in the transition process
- Anyone involved in the QMS transition process
- Previously trained QS9000 internal auditors, external auditors and Lead Auditors looking to upgrade their knowledge of the TS in order to upgrade their QMS auditing skills.
- Business owners and managers that are investigating doring business with the automotive industry that want to learn about the special QMS requirements of the industry.
- Persons on the move within the auto industry that want to improve their marketability.
- Anyone interested in learning about the auto industry.

The Course:

The Champion course was designed for persons that want to cover ISO /TS 16949 and it's significant differences in its entirety without getting into auditing practices. A complete detailed coverage of this new QMS system takes place at a comfortable and easily comprehensible pace.

This course includes a clause-by-clause discussion of all of the requirements of ISO /TS 16949:2002 including those requirements that were included in the QS9000 3rd Edition. The differences between QS9000 and TS16949 are included and highlighted in the student materials. Case studies and workshops help students to better understand how to implement and/or transition ISO /TS 16949.  The course includes a detailed overview of the third-party audit cycle:  when it starts, the timing, what to expect during your audit, and what happens in the event of a Major finding.  This is 16-hours well spent that will help you to make a smooth transition to ISO/TS 16949.


  • A brief history of quality leading up to the ISO/TS 16949 system.
  • Complete clause-by-clause discussions of the ISO/TS 16949 specification with tips and suggestions for effective implementation.
  • To describe the specific differences between QS90000 and the ISO/TS 16949 QMS systems
  • To develop an understanding of the new clause structure of the ISO/TS 16949
  • How to interpret ISO/TS 16949 specifications from an auditor's point of view
  • To have an easily auditable ISO/TS 16949 QMS system and one that is based on the latest, ISO 19011, auditing guidelines
  • To develop, know, and understand the purpose of an ISO/TS 16949 internal auditing system that is based on the Process Audit model
  • Learn what to look for in the company's documentation to help you develop an easily auditable system.
  • How to plan for and to implement a system that is compliant with ISO/TS 16949 requirements.
  • How to plan for internal and external audits
  • Help students better understand the third party registration scheme of TS16949
  • Required documentation
  • Working with your registrar

Course Hours: 8a-5p daily
Course Agenda:

  • Introduction to ISO/TS16949:2002
  • The history of Quality leading up to TS16949 
  • A clause-by-clause requirements review of the ISO/TS16949 standard 
  • Discussion of specific differences between QS9000 and ISO/TS 16949
    • Understanding effective systems
  • Preparing for the external audit 
  • TS Auditing changes by the certification bodies
  • The external audit cycle
  • The impact of non-conformances 
  • Discussion and suggestions, auditor tips, and recommendations for effective implementation and/or transitioning 
  • Required documentation 
  • How to handle the corrective action requests
  • Open forum Question And Answer Sessions
  • Course Review and Evaluations

Like all QAI courses, you'll have an internationally recognized auditor as your instructor. QAI's instructors for the automotive industry classes receive special TS training several times each year in order to make sure that our students get the most current information taught to them by persons that are more than just familiar with this tough, fast paced industry.  Our automotive industry courses are the best in the business.

Related, suggested courses:

  • Core Tools and Customer Requirements
    • covers the additional requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturers that make TS significant
  • TS16949 Lead Auditor
    • How to audit the TS16949 system for conformance



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