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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 16949 standard. Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s Vice President, has discussed this area of…

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IATF 16949 Certification – The Automotive Quality Standard

IATF 16949 - The Automotive Industry Standard

IATF 16949 is the global quality standard recognized by the automotive industry. IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements (QMS) for the design and development, production assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products including products with embedded software. The focus of this standard and IATF16949 certification is the development of a QMS that provides for…

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Top 10 Majors And Minors – IATF 16949:2016

  This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 majors and minors – areas of nonconformance that certification bodies wrote as findings during IATF 16949 transition audits as of February 1, 2018.  Source: International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB)

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The Evolution of IATF 16949

The Evolution of IATF 16949 - simpleQuE infographic

Follow the evolution of IATF 16949. The automotive quality standard has come a long way since it’s inception in 1994. Take a look at simpleQuE’s infographic to learn about the development of the standard, and it’s progression to IATF 16949.

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