TL 9000 Handbooks – Continuing to Evolve!

TL 9000 Requirements

As you hopefully know, the Integrated Global Quality (IGQ) Working Group has recently completed content changes on a new revision of the TL 9000 Requirements Handbook, TL 9000:2016 (R6). This will be the first industry specific standard published which incorporates ISO 9001:2015. The TL 9000:2016 (R6) Requirements Handbook will be effective September 2016; however, the early publication date will allow TL 9000 Certified organizations more time to prepare for their transition to the new standard, as QuEST Forum has established a two-year transition deadline which coincides with ISO 9001:2015’s transition deadline.

TL 9000 Measurements:

With the TL 9000 Requirements Handbook ready for release, IGQ is currently discussing update of the TL 9000 Measurements Handbook. Possible options for update of the TL 9000 Measurements Handbook include:

Inclusion of all new measures that have been previously approved by IGQ through the addendum process;

  • A complete, full update of the handbook; or
  • Both – an interim update incorporating all of the measures previously approved through the addendum process followed by a more complete, thorough update later

There has been lots of discussion about the need to evolve the TL 9000 Measurements to better meet service provider needs. However, the Service Provider Engagement and the NFV Strategic Initiative teams are still hard at work. Additionally, the TL 9000 Roadmap team has just commenced work.
If you are a QuEST Forum member and would like to weigh in with your preference for update of the TL 9000 Measurements Handbook, please join the IGQ Working Group and visit the IGQ Discussion Board to post your opinion:

Stay tuned for an Alert to be issued upon the official publication of the TL 9000:2016 (R6) Requirements Handbook.

One Response to “TL 9000 Handbooks – Continuing to Evolve!”

October 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm, Mary Chimarusti said:

Our next External Audit is May 2017 which will be a re-certification. Do we need to have the TL9000 (R6) completed by that time or can we show working in progress and completion by the first Surveillance in May 2018


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