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The Future of Automotive Quality – Highlights From the 2022 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates

November 9, 2022

The Future of Automotive Quality   In October, simpleQuE’s automotive consultant, Mark Dodson, attended the AIAG Quality Summit and shared the key takeaways from the conference, including the number of IATF 16949® certified sites worldwide (see the infographic above). The top countries are China, India, S. Korea, USA and Germany.  The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)…

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Risk-Based Thinking and the IATF 16949® Requirements Related to Risk

October 27, 2022

  “Risk-based thinking” and the IATF 16949® and ISO 9001  requirements related to risk IATF 16949:2016 is based on ISO 9001:2015, so the quality management system standard is a good place to start.  Although it is not one of the seven quality management principles that provide the foundation for the standard, ISO 9001:2015 embraces the…

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Customer Scorecards and the Supplier Performance Initiative (SPI) to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

September 8, 2022

What is Customer Satisfaction and how is it effectively monitored? One of the main reasons to adopt a quality management system (QMS) standard such as ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 is for an organization “to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system…” (from the scope of ISO 9001:2015).  The term “customer satisfaction”…

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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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Cincinnati Gearing Systems – Gearing Up For ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification

February 14, 2022

Gearing up for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification  Cincinnati Gearing Systems (CGS) is a recognized leader in precision power transmission component manufacturing. CGS’ headquarters is certified through EAGLE Registrations to IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. Cincinnati Gearing System has extensive experience in supporting the automotive industry with the custom design, manufacturing, and aftermarket support…

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Muncy Corporation – A Case Study on Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Managment System

November 15, 2021

Muncy Corporation – The Challenges and Solutions to Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Management System (QMS) Muncy Corporation is a leading manufacturer of specialized fabricated assemblies for the heavy truck, specialty vehicle, and locomotive markets. They custom design, manufacture and performance test window regulators, door modules and door assemblies for more than 200 global customers. What…

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Electrify Your QMS! – Highlights from the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates

October 25, 2021

2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates Participants from 25 countries, along with SimpleQuE’s Shirley Kennedy, attended the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit virtually on October 5 – 6.  The range of topics included Quality 4.0, remote audits, updates from IAOB and the OEMs, the trends for electric and autonomous vehicles, and the rapid transformation of…

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Motus – IATF 16949® Case Study

October 7, 2021

Motus Integrated Technologies – IATF 16949® Case Study CHALLENGE Janesville Fiber Solutions (a unit of Motus Integrated Technologies) is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical and thermal fiber insulation. Recognizing its environmental responsibility, Motus focuses on the continuous development of environmentally friendly fiber solutions. Their core product ingredient is recycled fiber and the…

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MAQMSR vs IATF 16949®: Learn The 4 Key Differences

May 28, 2021

4 Key Differences Between MAQMSR and IATF 16949® Learn the main differences between MAQMSR and IATF 16949® certification, and which option may be best for your company’s needs. 1) Who Would Benefit From MAQMSR? MAQMSR (Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements) was written by FCA and Ford and is permitted as part of development toward…

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Top IATF 16949 Audit Findings and How To Address Them

Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings And How To Address Them In The QMS

May 20, 2021

Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings & How To Address Them In The QMS The last of our automotive series looks at the top IATF 16949® audit findings and how to address them in the company’s quality management system (QMS). Data and internal measures are compiled and analyzed by most every organization within the automotive supply…

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