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What keeps Quality Managers Awake At Night?

We recently asked some Quality Managers – what keeps them awake at night?  Overall, at the top of the list for Quality Managers is the responsibility for performance improvement – improving the quality and the systems and processes that deliver them and all the resources that support these processes.  That’s a very far-reaching responsibility that encompasses…

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The Quality Connection

As a consulting company, simpleQuE specializes in quality and environmental management systems and we are frequently asked what services we provide and how we are different from a certification body. This article explains the objectives, roles and responsibilities of the organization, consulting company and certification body to provide a better understanding of the connection between…

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ISO Certification Instills Trust

Obtaining an ISO certification is so important to businesses that many will specify the distinction next to their business name, and some customers and industries mandate it through the supply chain.  A client or potential business partner may ask why having an ISO certification is important.  Simply stated, an ISO certification means the client can…

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Risky Business vs Risk-Intelligent Business

Digitalization, globalization, competition and the speed of technological advances has changed the nature of business.  ISO 9001:2015 has been in effect for a full year and it places a heavy emphasis on using “risk-based thinking” for managing quality-related processes. Risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001.  But the latest revision asks organizations to make…

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Matrix Design Group Celebrates ISO 9001:2015 Certification!

Recognized as an industry leader in mine safety technology innovation, Matrix is focused on research and development for the mining industry. Matrix has designed, manufactured, distributed and installed a variety of products to improve safety and productivity for mining applications. The current Matrix innovative product line includes IntelliZone® Proximity Detection Systems (used on a wide…

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Soaring to New Heights

Did you know that National Aerospace Week was established in 2010 as an opportunity for the aerospace and defense industry and its supporters to recognize the enormous contributions that the industry makes to America’s economy, competitiveness and national security?

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IATF 16949 Certifications Across the Globe

  IATF 16949 is being adopted across the world and setting in place the quality management requirements for the design, development, production, installation, and service of automotive-related products. Take a look below at the world leaders in ISO/IATF16949 certification.

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ISO 9001 Certification Changing the Standards for Higher Education

More than 1 million organizations and companies worldwide understand the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified. Educational institutions are beginning to recognize the importance of established standards and are seeking certification, as well. As we enter the new school year, a these schools have taken the initiative and will start the year as ISO 9001…

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