November 09, 2006 14:59 ET

Big 8 Wants You to Be TS Compliant, Are You Prepared?

CMTC Presents TS16949 Seminar for Manufacturers GM and NSF to Present

TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2006 -- The Big 8 automotive manufacturers require suppliers to certify their quality systems to the automotive industry preeminent quality standard, ISO TS16949. Companies that provide parts and subassemblies to major automotive manufactures who are late in adopting this important industry specification will find it increasingly more challenging to satisfy the requirements of their customers.

But, who should become TS compliant and what is truly at stake if you do not adopt TS? Major automotive manufacturers like DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors have already set a transition deadline of December 16, 2006. The time to get answers is right now!

The California Manufacturing Technology Consulting™ (CMTC) Automotive Group has been urging Southern California automotive manufacturers to get certified as quickly as possible in order to assure compliance with the primes. In light of this recommendation, CMTC will be offering a TS16949 seminar. Details are as follows:

                           TS16949 Seminar
                              8AM - 3PM
                              Cost: $99
                          November 29, 2006
               Pacific Palms Resort and Conference Center
                      One Industry Hills Parkway
                       Industry Hills, CA 91744

Scheduled to present are Joseph Bransky, Quality Representative at General Motors, and a NSF representative. Golf tee times are also available and interested parties should contact Sunny Lopez at (310) 263-3009 for more information.

"In essence, TS16949 is one of the most important quality standards in the automotive industry. It is an automotive version of ISO 9001: 2000," said CMTC's Automotive Director Jerry McNair. "If you don't get TS16949 certified you will be left out the game."


A private, nonprofit corporation, CMTC was established in 1992 to provide high value consulting services to California's high tech and traditional small and medium-size manufacturer to increase their competitive advantage through improved methods of management and manufacturing. Today, through its seven regional teams, CMTC provides consulting services in the practice areas of Strategic Business, Lean Enterprise, Information Technology, Quality and Supply Chain Management. CMTC's regional teams cover Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Orange County, Ventura/Santa Barbara County, the San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley, the San Joaquin Valley and San Diego/Imperial County. For more information, visit

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