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

February 20, 2021

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 provide…

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

September 11, 2020

As many changes are occurring in the automotive quality industry, especially due to the effects of COVID-19, we’ve summarized the latest updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs that will impact IATF 16949® certified automotive suppliers. Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Updates: To support automotive suppliers during the COVID-19 operational recovery, AIAG is extending free access…

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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. What is the background of IATF 16949®? 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,…

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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 – Employee Safety

May 25, 2020

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 that you have the skilled workforce needed to help…

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Automotive Restart – Contingency Planning

May 20, 2020

Contingency planning is the topic of Part 4 of the Automotive Restart series.  As evidenced when the COVID-19 pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, it’s critical to plan for unforeseen problems or circumstances.  The IATF 16949 defined tool to prepare for those issues, emergencies and disasters is the use of a contingency plan.  The…

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Automotive Restart – Managing Change

May 14, 2020

On the road to recovery changes will occur, and Part 3 of the five-part series considers the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 requirements and managing changes. As mentioned in Part 2 of this series – Customer Satisfaction, disruptions due to the pandemic and affecting restart could include: Supply chain disruptions and limited allocations from the…

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Automotive Restart – Customer Satisfaction

May 7, 2020

Part 2 of simpleQuE’s five-part series focuses on customer satisfaction and the IATF 16949 requirements during the automotive restart process. One can envision the disruptions that may be present during this automotive restart activity.  In Part 1 Remaining Compliant to IATF 16949, we included some of those disruptions of the 4 M’s (Materials, Methods, Manpower…

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Automotive Restart – Remaining Compliant to IATF 16949

May 1, 2020

Part 1 of our series focuses on automotive restart and the importance of remaining compliant to IATF 16949.  We begin with the 4 M’s of your processes and consider the IATF 16949 requirements during this restart process. Materials:  The conventional wisdom indicates that supply chain disruptions will be evident during this restart activity (a few…

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