Business consulting and auditing

If your organization is certified to ISO 9001 or a standard that is aligned with it, like AS9100 or IATF 16949, and you perform internal quality audits, then you should know this: For ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016, one of the top 10 clauses for registrar findings in 2019 was 9.2 Internal Audit. The IATF standard…

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SimpleQuE celebrates its 15 years anniversary and offers a 15 percent discount for all services completed between now and May 30, 2020. This offer includes consulting, auditing and training services which can also be conducted remotely.  Call 866-827-0402 or contact us online to discuss your options.  These are challenging times, but know that our simpleQuE…

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This April simpleQuE celebrates 15 years of ISO consulting, auditing and training! And we’re proud to have assisted more than 1000 organizations in implementing and maintaining their quality and environmental management systems.  Jim Lee founded simpleQuE with the mission of providing simple, effective solutions that were customized to a company’s culture and business complexity. “We…

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UPDATE April 27, 2020: Revision 2 of IATF Global Waivers and Measures includes a new section “IATF 16949 Monitoring”, which introduces a process to enable Certification Bodies to remotely monitor the status of a client’s certified Quality Management System. UPDATE April 9, 2020:  IATF Global Waivers and Measures has been revised.  The revision grants an…

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World Quality Day

SimpleQuE celebrates World Quality Day and 100 years of quality, which evolved with the guidance of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and the contributions of  quality management professionals across the globe. They have empowered organizations to sustain and improve performance, and boost customer satisfaction across all sectors. Quality has even played a major role in…

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Auditing checklist using a process approach

Here are 33 questions for auditing utilizing a process approach. Whether facing a surveillance audit from a certification body or preparing for an internal quality audit – knowing what you face and being prepared puts you a step ahead.  Review this checklist which covers the majority of the QMS requirements. Who or what are the:…

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ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

ISO 19011:2018 (Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems) was released in July, and the new revisions have truly transformed the contents of the standard. The changes, including most significantly a new risk-based auditing approach, recognize the importance of managing risk in any management system, as well as the marketplace. ISO 19011 provides guidelines for auditing management…

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IATF 16949 Certification In our previous article The Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Audits, we discuss ISO 9001 and Clause 9.2 which sets the criteria for internal auditing and audit programs.  Aligned with ISO 9001, IATF 16949 goes a step further with the focus on Internal Auditor Competency – Clause 7.2.3, and even Second-party Auditor Competency – Clause 7.2.4.   This means…

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