Transition to ISO/TS 16949:2002

According to Hank Gryn, DaimlerChrysler’s representative to the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), car companies representing 80% of all vehicle sales will migrate their suppliers from QS-9000:1998 to ISO/TS 16949:2002 by 12/15/06. DaimlerChrysler, Renault, and PeugeotCitreon have set an earlier date of 7/1/04 for suppliers to move from QS-9000:1998 to ISO/TS 16949:2002. All ISO/TS 16949:1999 organizations must complete the transition by 12/15/04.

Go to <http://www.iaob.org> to see the DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors customer-specific requirements for ISO/TS 16949:2002.