AS9104/1 is going through a major revision.  This standard covers the entire certification process and the requirements for: Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies (CBs) and their auditors, Audits and reports, OASIS database, and more. The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) developed a global scheme for the acceptance and recognition of audits performed by CBs, using the…

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Aerospace certifications as of 10-12-20

This table shows the number of aerospace supplier certifications for the quality management standards AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 in the U.S. and worldwide as of October 12, 2020.  With all three standards combined, there are 22,746 certifications worldwide and 9,627 of those in the United States which is 42% of the total. Did you know…

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A new era of space commerce is lifting off and bringing new opportunities for aerospace manufacturing. Frank DiBello, President of Space Florida presented some statistics and an interesting perspective on the aerospace and defense industry to members of the National Space Club Florida Committee.  He mentioned that even though civil aviation suffered devastating consequences from…

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Don't forget to schedule your internal audit

  You’ve  probably got a lot on your mind these days…but don’t forget to schedule your internal audit, if you haven’t already done so. Fourth quarter is upon us and simpleQuE has experienced environmental and quality management auditors who can conduct your audit on site or remotely. Outsourcing your internal audits, can reduce the pressure…

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ISO 9001 Certifications

  The International Standards Organization just released the results for the annual ISO Survey with data for 2019.  It compiles the number of valid certificates for the 12 ISO management standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc.) submitted by Certification Bodies accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Below are the totals for ISO 9001 and…

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Automotive parts

This summer IATF, AIAG and OEMs have been busy updating and releasing  requirements, audit reporting, Sanctioned Interpretations and more.  Below is a summary of the highlights that will impact automotive suppliers. Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Updates: CQI 9 Heat Treat Assessment 4th Edition and CQI-12 Special Process: Coating System Assessment 3rd Edition were rolled…

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client-referral-incentive

For our valued clients we’re offering a Client Referral Incentive for sending new business our way.  Do you have a sister company, or suppliers, or do you know of a company that could use simpleQuE’s services?  For every company you refer, when they become our customer for new consulting, auditing or training services, you will…

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“Do it better” with simpleQuE’s MAQMSR and IATF 16949 Audit Checklists.  The IATF 16949:2016 Audit Checklist created by our automotive experts is truly unique in that it includes the ISO 9001:2015 requirements, as well as the Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  This editable worksheet also includes a helpful reference tool which lists…

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SimpleQuE’s automotive quality experts have put together some helpful information and steps to take when preparing for IATF 16949 certification. What is the background of IATF 16949? IATF 16949 is the international standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems (QMS).  IATF 16949 was created by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in 1999 to provide a…

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    Attention all ISO 9001 certified companies and users – your feedback is requested!  ISO 9001:2015 is being reviewed by ISO/TC 176/SC2 (the ISO Subcommittee for Quality Systems). An online survey was created to obtain input regarding the standard and whether it is good as written or if it could be improved. The ISO…

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