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MAQMSR vs IATF 16949®: Learn The Key Differences

May 28, 2021

Learn the 4 key differences between MAQMSR and IATF 16949® and which option is best for your company’s needs. 1) Who Would Benefit? MAQMSR (Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements) was written by FCA and Ford and is permitted as part of development toward IATF® certification. MAQMSR is geared for sub-tier suppliers that are deemed…

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

May 20, 2021

Part 4:  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…

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How to Gather, Communicate and Implement CSRs (Customer Specific Requirements)

How to Gather, Communicate and Implement CSRs (Customer Specific Requirements)

May 5, 2021

IATF 16949® and Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) Part 3 of our automotive series explains how to gather, communicate and implement customer-specific requirements (CSRs).   For IATF 16949® registered companies, there is a keen awareness that CSRs play an important role in the quality management system (QMS).  CSRs are defined as “interpretations of or supplemental requirements linked…

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Using Automotive Manufacturing Process Audits to Focus on Value and Maximize Improvements

April 27, 2021

In this article, we explore the various types of automotive manufacturing Process Audits, what they are and how to maximize improvements. A manufacturing process audit is an audit of the manufacturing (and manufacturing support) activities.  According to IATF 16949 section 9.2.2.3 this audit must include all manufacturing shifts, include evidence of shift handover, and include…

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Where Does it Say THAT?! – Frequently Overlooked IATF 16949® Requirements

April 22, 2021

Where does it say THAT?!  That’s a phrase that many auditors have probably heard.  As most organizations in the automotive supply chain are aware, IATF 16949® is a demanding standard.  With many requirements (comprising the entirety of ISO 9001, the IATF 16949® components, Sanctioned Interpretations, Core Tools, CSRs, etc.) the organization can feel a bit…

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IATF 16949® & Internal Auditing: What You Need To Know

February 20, 2021

Guide to Performing an Effective and Compliant IATF 16949® Internal Audit Introduction One of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an IATF 16949® quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audit events.  A well-planned, conducted, and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process will also…

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What You Should Know When Preparing for IATF 16949® Certification

What You Should Know When Preparing for IATF 16949® Certification

August 20, 2020

SimpleQuE’s automotive quality experts have put together some helpful information and steps to take when preparing for IATF 16949® certification. IATF 16949® Background IATF 16949®  is the international standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems (QMS).  IATF 16949® was created by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®) in 1999 to provide a single, globally accepted quality standard…

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IATF 16949® Auditing Videos on YouTube to Answer Your Questions

August 12, 2020

To answer your questions on automotive quality management system auditing, The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have created a YouTube channel that covers important topics from the IATF 16949® standard and rules.  Categories are divided by topics and each has a video that is usually less than…

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IATF® Global Waivers and Measures – Remote Internal Auditing and Monitoring

June 3, 2020

  In April the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®) that oversees IATF 16949®, released 2 revisions of “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”.  In this article, we’ll look at some of the highlights from those revisions that impact our customers. (All changes to the original document are highlighted in…

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Automotive Restart - IATF 16949® and Employee Safety

Automotive Restart – IATF 16949® and Employee Safety

May 25, 2020

Part 5: Automotive Restart: IATF 164949® and Employee Safety The last of our Automotive Restart series looks at the biggest challenge – Employee Safety and how an organization plans for implementing a work environment that will minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Making the safety and health of your employees a priority will ensure…

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