Posts by Shirley Kennedy

New MAQMSR Gap Audit Checklist is Available!

The automotive experts at simpleQuE have created a MAQMSR Gap Audit Checklist for suppliers. This Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirement for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) gap audit checklist is based on sections of IATF 16949 selected for supplier QMS development. The purchase of this checklist comes with a free half hour of phone or email…

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SimpleQuE Congratulates Vortex Aviation on AS9110C Certification

Jim Lee, simpleQuE President, presents Tim Forbes and the Vortex Aviation team with a congratulatory plaque for their successful AS9110C certification.  The Vortex Aviation team in Ft. Lauderdale has been working with simpleQuE consultants to prepare for AS9110, which defines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations whose primary business is providing…

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Is it difficult to get ISO 9001 certification?

Is it difficult to get ISO 9001 certification? That depends on the quality management system you currently have in place and how committed your team is to bridging any gaps between your system and the requirements of the standard.  And don’t forget that after achieving ISO, AS, IATF or any type of quality system certification,…

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Join Jim Lee at the 2019 ASA AFRA Conference

  The 2019 Aviation Suppliers Assn. (ASA)/Aircraft Fleet Recycling Assn. (AFRA) Conference is just a few days away (in Montreal Canada from July 14-16).  At this year’s conference simpleQuE President, Jim Lee, will be co-presenting along with Sam O’Conner at the workshop on Quantifying the Value of Certification – Operational and Financial.  Sam is Vice President of…

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Get Ready for AIAG and VDA FMEA Overview Training

SimpleQuE will soon be offering AIAG & VDA FMEA Overview Training.  This one-day session will provide an overview of the newly released AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook to assist automotive suppliers in understanding the changes to transition from the AIAG 4th Edition FMEA.  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) will be addressed from both the…

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Allied Motion – Celebrating Multiple Quality Certifications

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. achieves multiple quality certifications and simpleQuE celebrates a partnership which began in 2005 with consulting and training at their site in Dayton, OH (formerly Globe Motors).  Over the years they outsourced their internal audits to our industry experts.  When it was time to upgrade to the new AS9100, IATF 16949, ISO…

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Building A Better Business – ASA/AFRA Conference 2019

Learn how to build a better business at the 2019 Aviation Suppliers Assn. (ASA)/Aircraft Fleet Recycling Assn. (AFRA) Conference which is just a month away (July 14-16 in Montreal, Canada). This conference is one of the largest for the aviation distributor industry and draws aviation professionals worldwide. ASA represents over 600 member companies that lead…

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The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets!

The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets! So what should automotive suppliers do now that the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is available? Review the new Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook. Begin to identify the gaps in your current FMEA development process to determine how to meet the new…

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AS9145 – APQP and PPAP for Aerospace

The aerospace standard AS9145 was released in 2016 and titled “Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)”.  Aerospace adopted the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) APQP concepts and applied a common-sense approach in fitting these to the Aerospace industry.  While there are some differences, the theme, purpose, and concepts…

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PACS Switchgear transitions to ISO 9001:2015

PACS Switchgear LLC is congratulated by simpleQuE on its transition to ISO 9001:2015. PACS designs and manufactures a complete product line of standard and special medium voltage metalclad and arc resistant switchgear in Mansfield, OH. Many of their products are designed to service specific industries such as steel, railroad, wind, solar and generation.

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