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ISO 9001 Myths and Their Reality

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 help to clarify. Is it…

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Aviation Suppliers Association 2019 Annual Conference – ASA Auditor Training

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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Aviation Suppliers Association 2019 Annual Conference

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 while proving a dedication to quality and customers. As ISO 9001…

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SimpleQuE Spotlight – Natalie Sheflyand

SimpleQuE Employee Spotlight Natalie Sheflyand

Meet Natalie Sheflyand, an Auditor, Trainer, and Consultant who has been with simpleQuE for 4 years. She values her family and treating her clients the way she would want to be treated. Having been in the field of engineering since the age of 17, Natalie is a valued member of the simpleQuE team. What Is…

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Materion – Advanced Material Solutions for Aerospace

Preparing Materion Beryllium & Composites for Certification

Congratulations to Materion and their corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, OH for achieving AS9100D (Aerospace) certification along with 6 US sites located in OH, IL, MI and PA. Founded in 1931, the company serves customers in more than 50 countries with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide. The…

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Vista Packaging is the Complete Package for Quality and Service

Preparing Vista Packaging for ISO 9001 certification

Congratulations to Vista Packaging and Logistics, which received ISO 9001:2015 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments for its headquarters in Columbus, OH. Vista’s management and quality team are committed to maintaining this certification and embracing the ISO standards in its business operations, and has utilized the services of simpleQuE for consulting and internal auditing since 2012.…

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November 2018 Automotive News

Automotive quality

November 2018 Automotive News In November, Cherie Reiche of the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) announced that the release of the revised Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual has been pushed out to the end of 1st or early 2nd quarter 2019.  This AIAG and VDA-QMC collaboration will eventually revise all of the core tools. Also this month, the…

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SimpleQuE Spotlight – Larry Coleman

simpleQuE Consultant Spotlight

In the spotlight – learn about Larry Coleman, a dedicated simpleQuE consultant who rolls up his sleeves and works side-by-side with our clients to resolve quality issues. What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? Auditor, Trainer, Consultant What is your favorite QMS standard and why? AS9100 is my preferred standard. This…

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