The target date for completion of the ISO/TS 16949:2016 is Oct 2016.
All organizations currently certified to ISO/TS16949:2009 shall successfully transition by 14th September 2018
The transition audit ISO/TS16949:2016 shall be the duration of a recertification audit, plus an additional 0.5 – 1 day on site.
The additional on site time is to provide the certification body time to review the changes made by the organization to their quality management system to incorporate both ISO9001:2015 and the revised automotive requirements.
Some of the new enhancements to the automotive quality standard to address recent issues in the automotive industry include the following:
• Requirements for safety-related parts and processes • Enhanced product traceability requirements to support latest regulatory changes • Requirements for products with embedded software • Warranty management process including addressing NTF (no trouble found) and use of automotive industry guidance • Clarification of sub-tier supplier management and development requirements • Addition of corporate responsibility requirements