WhatYouNeedToKnow-IATF-16949

Performing an Effective and Compliant IATF 16949® Internal Audit Introduction One of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an IATF 16949® quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audit events.  A well-planned, conducted, and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process will also provide…

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WhatYouNeedToKnow-ISO-9001

Guide to Performing Effective ISO 9001 Internal Audits Introduction One of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audit program.  A well-planned conducted and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process will also provide evidence…

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When it comes to Quality Management dos and don’ts, simpleQuE’s quality experts provide some tips for staying out of the red and keeping ISO 9001 systems robust and sustainable. 1. Meet Customer Requirements Surprisingly, some companies seek ISO 9001 certification just to satisfy one customer requirement. When a customer will only do business with vendors…

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Business consulting and auditing

If your organization is certified to ISO 9001 or a standard that is aligned with it, like AS9100 or IATF 16949®, and you perform internal quality audits, then you should know this: For ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016, one of the top 10 clauses for registrar findings in 2019 was 9.2 Internal Audit. The IATF® standard…

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By Jim Lee, President simpleQuE The interaction of process maps Understanding the interaction of process maps is key to the Process Approach.  Companies typically have some type of flow diagram or map showing their interaction of processes. This is the most common method to demonstrate compliance with the process requirements in ISO 9001:2015 clause 4.4…

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What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System? Your company could have many motivations behind implementing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001. However, making the decision to invest in a QMS always comes down to potential for profit, and an organization’s quality performance absolutely affects the bottom line. That’s…

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7 Myths about ISO 9001 Let’s bust the myths about ISO 9001 – the world’s most used quality management system standard. Existing for almost 30 years,  many people have heard about ISO 9001, but not many fully understand what the standard involves. As a result, there are common myths about ISO 9001 that simpleQuE can…

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Workshop: ASA Auditor Training The 2019 Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) auditor training workshops cover various topics of interest affecting AS and ISO auditors.  The following agenda items and workshop exercises were presented by Jim Lee, president of simpleQuE. IAQG points for certification body auditors: Aviation, space and defense industry lessons learned data analysis and outcomes…

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ASA AFRA Workshop G: Quantifying the Value of Certification–Operational and Financial This workshop benefits leadership, quality managers, anyone considering certification and those already certified.  Many times, certification is just viewed as a requirement to fulfill for a customer.  But to obtain operational and financial value from certification, companies should be looking forward toward building a…

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    What is ISO 9001 Certification and why is it so important? The ISO 9001 standard exists to provide organizations with the opportunity to develop baseline quality management systems, improve processes and meet the needs of customers. Achieving ISO 9001 certification is an important step for manufacturers and service providers, as it emphasizes performance…

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