On March 27, 2020 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) released “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”.  Recognizing the impact on the global economy and automotive industry is unprecedented, the IATF is providing temporary relief measures for upcoming audits (beyond those currently covered in CB Communique 2020-001). This document…

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SimpleQuE ASA-100 Rev 5 Updates

ASA-100 Rev 5 has arrived! This means all ASA-100 accredited aircraft parts distributors must do the following to upgrade their system to the new revision, before July 1, 2020, or your next annual ASA audit (whichever is first): Get a free copy of the ASA-100 Rev 5.0 standard.  Understand what has changed with this helpful…

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Keeping up with the latest news in aerospace quality, Jim Lee reports on the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Registration Management Committee meeting held in Orlando this January. Here is his summary with important information for AS certified aerospace and defense suppliers. Changes to note: The aerospace industry is beginning to adopt the automotive APQP…

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Leanne Killmeyer - simpleQuE consultant and auditor

This month we’re shining the simpleQuE spotlight on  aerospace consultant and auditor – Leanne Killmeyer, whose personal philosophy is, “Live by the golden rule, do your best all the time and never give up.” Her colleagues and clients have found this to be true and reflected in her work ethic as well.  Learn more about…

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IATF 16949 Global Certifications

This simpleQuE infographic shows the distribution of IATF 16949 certifications worldwide by region.  According to the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB), as of October 2019, there were 75,970 certified sites, with China holding almost 50% of the global certifications.  China’s high percentage of certifications is due to the country’s mandate for IATF 16949 certification all…

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