TS 16949 Core Tools

Core Tools

Why TS-16949 Core Tools?

Aim of the standard is to improve the system and process quality to increase customer satisfaction, to identify problems and risks in production process and supply chain, to eliminate its causes and to examine taken corrections and preventive measures for their effectiveness. It uses 5 core tools

  • APQP- It is a framework which guides automotive manufacturer’s on how to develop a new product. Its purpose is to produce a product quality plan which will support development of a product or service that will satisfy the customer
  • FMEA - It is a procedure to identify the potential problems (failures) in product design & development, and manufacturing processes in a systematic way by classification of the severity and likelihood of the problems.
  • MSA - It is a series of experiments designed to seek out and identify the components of variation in the measurement.
  • PPAP - Its main purpose is to determine if the vendor has understood the design requirements and that the manufacturing processes have the potential to produce the product consistently meeting these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.
  • SPC - It is the application of statistical methods to monitor and ensure the product manufacturing processes are in control and the product is manufactured in conformance to the design requirements.
What is TS-16949 Core Tools?

ISO/TS 16949:2009, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products. It uses core tools such as

  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)
  • FMEA (Design/Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • MSA (Measurement System Analysis)
  • PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control)
Recommended Audience
  • Chief Designers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Design engineers
  • Tool designers
  • Quality engineers
  • Process engineers
Learning Outcomes
  • Applications of the core tools of TS:16949 standards to produce a quality product.
  • Identify the potential for continual improvement.
  • Follow a process flow.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a process.


  • Public training program - 8 day detailed course
  • In-house training program - Customized as per requirements.