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The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and Its Impact on Other EMS and QMS Standards

February 20, 2024

Delayed Progress: The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and its Impact on Other IATF, AS, EMS and QMS Standards ISO 9001, a cornerstone of Quality Management System (QMS) frameworks globally, was slated for its regular five-year review in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, all ISO standards went through a systematic review…

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Jim Lee, CEO of simpleQuE, congratulates John Russell, Owner, President and CEO of Engineering Support Personnel, Inc. (ESP), on their AS9100D certification.

SimpleQuE Congratulates ESP, Inc. on AS9100D Certification

May 30, 2023

  Congratulations to Engineering Support Personnel (ESP) on AS9100D Certification! Jim Lee, CEO of simpleQuE, congratulates John Russell, Owner, President and CEO of Engineering Support Personnel, Inc. (ESP), on their AS9100D certification.  In 2021, simpleQuE began providing consulting services to ESP for ISO 9001 implementation. In 2022 they achieved that certification and began working toward…

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Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

May 24, 2023

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 This simpleQuE infographic shows the number of AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 aerospace supplier certifications worldwide by region. As of May 9, 2023, there was a total of 24,781 certified sites with the most occurring in the Americas and Europe. (Source: IAQG OASIS Certified Supplier Directory) In December…

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ITI Engineering recognized by simpleQuE for AS9100 certification

ITI Engineering – an AS9100 Certification Case Study

March 31, 2023

ITI Engineering – The challenges and solutions to attaining and maintaining AS9100 certification ITI Engineering is AS9100 certified and specializes in the development and manufacturing of innovative software, hardware and engineering solutions to support aerospace training, mission planning, debrief and maintenance. When ITI was founded in 2003 it was a small company of 12 employees…

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Congratulations to Rhinestahl AMG, Filtech, KTH Leesburg and KTH Parts on Achieving QMS Certification!

December 27, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001, AS9100 and IATF 16949® Certification! The road to certification is not an easy one, but these simpleQuE clients, who provide a range of products and services, recognized the value of implementing and maintaining a robust quality management system.  Rhinestahl AMG – (Mason, OH) – AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certification through…

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AS9018 – What Is It And Who Does It Apply To?

November 21, 2022

What is AS9018 and who does it apply to? The AS9018 standard – “Aerospace Customer Identified Major Quality Management System Nonconformity Other Party Collaborative Corrective Action Process” was published in October 2021. This is an Americas-only standard, currently used by the DCMA (US Department of Defense) to get the 3rd party Certification Bodies (CB’s) involved…

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How Will AS9104/1A Affect Companies That Are AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified?

November 14, 2022

How AS9104/1A and Supplemental Rule 004 (SR004) Affect AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified Companies Recent changes affecting AS certified organizations are implemented through AS9104/1A (also referred to as AS9104-1:2022) which was released on January 7, 2022. (The previous version of the standard was published in 2012.) “Requirements for Certification of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality…

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The Benefits of AIMM – The Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model

August 3, 2022

  Learn How to be an AIMM® Maverick in This Free Webinar In this video, Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE, discusses the benefits of AIMM® (the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model), its purpose, and structure.   Standards, like AS9100, require and promote continual improvement, but standards can’t be used to measure the progression of improvement achieved.  Once…

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AS9100 Standards Major and Minor Nonconformances for 2019

June 28, 2022

Click on the chart to see the full image of AS91XX Major and Minor Nonconformances by clause. Top 10 AS9100 Standards: Major and Minor Nonconformances These top 10 minor/major combined findings from 2019 for all the AS91XX aerospace standards (AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120) were collected from certification body audits in the Americas sector.  This data…

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ALERT: ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review  – Design Specification Coming Soon In 2020, when the ISO 9001:2015 standard was supposed to go through its 5-year review for potential updates, it was right in the middle of the Covid pandemic and international turmoil. (All ISO standards go through a systematic review every five years to determine whether…

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