Automotive quality management

Janesville Acoustics Transitions to IATF 16949

SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville on IATF 16949 Certification

Janesville Acoustics Quality Team – Warrensburg, MO Janesville Acoustics successfully transitions to IATF 16949.  Janesville, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry.  The company shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is…

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Coming Soon: The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

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AIAG and VDA have collaborated to completely rewrite their Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manuals into a single AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, using a process-oriented approach to meet the requirements of both industry groups.  The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook (first of the core tool series), is expected to be released in June…

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IATF FAQs and How to Utilize Them

IATF FAQs - frequently asked questions

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer In March 2019 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) released four new FAQs (#23-26).  A FAQ clarifies the intent of an existing IATF 16949:2016 requirement.   These FAQs are applicable to your Quality Management System (QMS) and can be found on IATF’s website. Below are steps for…

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Avoid Hazards with Effective Corrective Action and Problem Solving

Avoid hazards with effective corrective action and problem solving

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer Which culture describes your organization when dealing with hazards – fire-fighting or problem solving? The process for corrective action and problem solving is a foundational element of any quality management system.  Unfortunately, many organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action and problem-solving process.   When…

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November 2018 Automotive News

Automotive quality

November 2018 Automotive News In November, Cherie Reiche of the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) announced that the release of the revised Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual has been pushed out to the end of 1st or early 2nd quarter 2019.  This AIAG and VDA-QMC collaboration will eventually revise all of the core tools. Also this month, the…

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Janesville Acoustics Successfully Transitions to IATF 16949

SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville on IATF 16949 Certification

Janesville Acoustics Quality Team – Warrensburg, MO Janesville Acoustics successfully transitions to IATF 16949.  Janesville, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry.  The company shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is…

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Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration – By Kim Roan

Coming Soon Core Tools – an International Collaboration - By Kim Roan - SimpleQuE

On the heels of the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949, the AIAG (USA) and VDA-QMC (Germany) are collaborating to improve the automotive Core Tools.  These Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system and include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure…

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Congratulations to Dana Incorporated!

Dana achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

SimpleQuE congratulates Dana for IATF 16949 certification. With sites in 33 countries on six continents, Dana Incorporated is positioned to serve customers worldwide. In 2016, Dana was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.  That kind of trust and quality has earned Dana an impressive list of automotive customers including Ford, FCA, Renault-Nissan,…

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What happens if a company drops their ISO/TS 16949 certification, but still wants to maintain their automotive customers?

Questions? SimpleQuE has the answers

What happens if a company drops their ISO/TS 16949 certification, but still wants to maintain their automotive customers? That’s a question that some automotive suppliers are facing as they weigh the various costs and options of meeting the requirements of the new IATF standard. Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s Vice President, has discussed this area of concern…

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