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The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and Its Impact on Other EMS and QMS Standards

February 20, 2024

Delayed Progress: The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and its Impact on Other IATF, AS, EMS and QMS Standards ISO 9001, a cornerstone of Quality Management System (QMS) frameworks globally, was slated for its regular five-year review in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, all ISO standards went through a systematic review…

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IATF 16949® QMS Major and Minor Nonconformances and Common Root Causes

December 14, 2023

IATF 16949® QMS Major and Minor Nonconformances A review of the latest global nonconformance data from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®) shows the areas where the top IATF 16949® audit findings occur.  As the simpleQuE infographic shows, the top three Major Nonconformances, are: 10.2.3   Problem solving  (9.93%) (video) 10.2.1    Nonconformity and corrective action …

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The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF, AIAG, and OEMs

The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF®, AIAG and OEMs

November 30, 2023

The Latest Updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs As many changes are occurring in the automotive quality industry, especially due to the effects of supply disruptions, we’ve summarized the latest updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs that will impact IATF 16949® certified automotive suppliers. Our automotive experts will be sharing their insights on these changes…

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Highlights From the 2023 AIAG Quality Summit Including IATF 16949® Updates

November 30, 2023

IATF 16949® Updates from the 2023 AIAG Quality Summit Every year, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) holds their Quality Summit which includes IATF 16949® and other important updates. SimpleQuE’s automotive consultant, Mark Dodson, attended and shares key takeaways that will impact automotive suppliers.  A question on everyone’s minds is – When will the IATF…

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simpleQuE infographic showing the latest number of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world

SimpleQuE Infographic With IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide As Of August 2023

November 14, 2023

IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide  Our creative design team has turned the latest numbers of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world into a colorful simpleQuE infographic. The Asian countries take the lead with 70,828 sites followed by Europe with 11,144 IATF 16949® sites.  The Americas total 7,694 with the United States taking…

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Ford Issues IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023

August 23, 2023

Ford’s IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023 – Impacts Suppliers Ford has revised their IATF 16949 customer specific requirements effective July 1, 2023.  The revisions include: Clarification added for Safe Launch Control Plans-section 8.3.2.1 Update reference to eCAR-section 7.1.3.1 Updates for Gauge R&R Requirements-section 7.1.5.1.1 Clarification on Bulk Material Requirements for FMEA software-section…

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How the Latest GM IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Impacts Suppliers as of August 31, 2023

August 23, 2023

General Motors (GM) revised their IATF 16949:2016 Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) August 15, 2023 The latest GM CSR revision is effective August 31, 2023 includes the following: Section 1.2 IATF 16949:2016 Deviations (Waivers) Replaced the GM 1927 71 Quad Report with GM 1927 70 SQ IATF 16949® Certification Waiver Section 9.1.2.1 NBH Updated verbiage Section…

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New to IATF 16949®? Learn the Requirements & 10 Steps to Achieve Certification

July 13, 2023

  Learn the 10 Steps to IATF 16949® Certification and more in this video SimpleQuE created this informative video for those who are new to IATF 16949®. Join Bob Dornhecker, IATF 16949® consultant and automotive expert, as he takes you through the IATF 16949® requirements and steps for implementation. He shares insightful tips, obstacles to…

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SimpleQuE spotlight on Paul Gambino - internal auditor and consultant

SimpleQuE Shines the Spotlight on Consultant and Auditor, Paul Gambino

July 5, 2023

The spotlight is focused on Paul Gambino, a simpleQuE consultant and auditor with more than 20 years’ experience implementing, maintaining and improving quality management systems and business processes. He has shared his IATF 16949®  expertise through various articles for simpleQuE to help those in the automotive supplier industry understand this complex standard and its requirements. In…

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SimpleQuE Premieres New IATF 16949® Videos For Automotive Suppliers

June 8, 2023

Preview the new video series – IATF 16949® Audits – The Good, Bad & Ugly You are invited to the premiere of a new series of IATF 16949® videos created to help automotive suppliers that struggle with audit nonconformities.  Starring in the video series – IATF 16949® Audits – The Good, Bad & Ugly, is…

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