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Cincinnati Gearing Systems IATF 16949® and ISO 9001

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

February 14, 2022

Gearing up for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification – A Case Study BACKGROUND Founded in 1907, 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 Systems has a wide range of experience in supporting…

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

November 15, 2021

Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Management System (QMS) PROBLEM FACED James Geron, Quality Manager, of Muncy Corportation emphasized, “The biggest problem we had was getting people to do internal audits, because we don’t live and breathe the standard like your auditors do. It was a logistics nightmare for me and the rest of the company to…

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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 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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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

  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 this audit must include all manufacturing shifts, include evidence of shift handover, and include APQP output such as FMEAs and Control Plans. …

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

April 22, 2021

IATF 16949® Most Frequently Overlooked Requirements 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.)…

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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 to IATF 16949® Internal Audits 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…

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