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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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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