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The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets!

June 4, 2019

The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets! So what should automotive suppliers do now that the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is available? Review the new Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook. Begin to identify the gaps in your current FMEA development process to determine how to meet the new…

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Janesville Acoustics Transitions to IATF 16949®

May 2, 2019

Janesville Acoustics (now Motus Integrated Technologies) successfully transitions to IATF 16949® .  Janesville was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry.  The company shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is one of the world’s largest producers of…

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The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

April 29, 2019

AIAG and VDA have collaborated to completely rewrite their Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manuals into a single AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, using a process-oriented approach to meet the requirements of both industry groups.  The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook (first of the core tool series), was released in June 2019.  This publication…

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IATF 16949® FAQs and How to Utilize Them

March 19, 2019

  In May 2022 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®) revised and reissued FAQ #29.  A FAQ clarifies the intent of an existing IATF 16949:2016 requirement.   These FAQs are applicable to your Quality Management System (QMS) and can be found on IATF’s website. Steps To Utilize IATF 16949® FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Step 1 –…

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Avoid hazards with effective corrective action and problem solving

Avoid Hazards with Effective Corrective Action and Problem Solving

February 25, 2019

The process for corrective action and problem solving is a foundational element of any quality management system.  Unfortunately, many organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action and problem-solving process.   When this occurs, the organization falls prey to costly repeat issues and develops a culture of “firefighting”.  In this culture it is typical for…

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Distribution of the 66,965 ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 Certified Sites

Distribution of the 66,965 ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949® Certified Sites

December 18, 2018

  The Growing Demand For ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949® Since 2002, ISO/TS 16949, and now IATF 16949, the number of certified sites around the world has continued to climb. As of October 2019, there were 75,970 certified sites, with China holding almost 50% of the global certifications.  And the United States comes in at…

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November 2018 Automotive News

November 29, 2018

November 2018 Automotive News The release of the revised Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual has been pushed out to the end of 1st or early 2nd quarter 2019.  This AIAG and VDA-QMC collaboration will eventually revise all of the core tools. Also this month, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has approved two additional Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs…

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Janesville Acoustics Successfully Transitions to IATF 16949

November 16, 2018

  Janesville Acoustics successfully transitions to IATF 16949.  Janesville, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry.  The company shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is one of the world’s largest producers…

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Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration between AIAG and VDA-QMC

October 4, 2018

  2019 AIAG Core Tools Revision Update On the heels of the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949®, the AIAG (USA) and VDA-QMC (Germany) are collaborating to improve the automotive Core Tools.  These AIAG Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system and include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control…

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Congratulations to Dana Incorporated for IATF 16949® Certification!

October 2, 2018

SimpleQuE congratulates Dana for IATF 16949® certification. With sites in 33 countries on six continents, Dana Incorporated is positioned to serve customers worldwide. In 2016, Dana was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.  That kind of trust and quality has earned Dana an impressive list of automotive customers including Ford, FCA, Renault-Nissan,…

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