On March 27, 2020 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) released “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”.  Recognizing the impact on the global economy and automotive industry is unprecedented, the IATF is providing temporary relief measures for upcoming audits (beyond those currently covered in CB Communique 2020-001). This document…

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IATF 16949 Global Certifications

This simpleQuE infographic shows the distribution of IATF 16949 certifications worldwide by region.  According to the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB), as of October 2019, there were 75,970 certified sites, with China holding almost 50% of the global certifications.  China’s high percentage of certifications is due to the country’s mandate for IATF 16949 certification all…

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SimpleQuE’s infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019. A majority of the minor nonconformances fall under the Operations section with clauses 8.5.1 Control of Production and Service Provision and 8.5.1.1 Control Plan in the top three.  Here is a summary of…

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This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 major nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019.  At the top of the chart are Corrective Action and Problem Solving which are foundational elements of any quality management system.  This indicates organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action…

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SimpleQuE Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is at the AIAG Quality Summit and shares the latest news regarding adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda. GM – They noted this will be a significant transition for their company and need to do their own training first.  They…

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The automotive experts at simpleQuE have created a MAQMSR Gap Audit Checklist for suppliers. This Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirement for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) gap audit checklist is based on sections of IATF 16949 selected for supplier QMS development. The purchase of this checklist comes with a free half hour of phone or email…

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Allied Motion Technologies Inc. achieves multiple quality certifications and simpleQuE celebrates a partnership which began in 2005 with consulting and training at their site in Dayton, OH (formerly Globe Motors).  Over the years they outsourced their internal audits to our industry experts.  When it was time to upgrade to the new AS9100, IATF 16949, ISO…

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SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville on IATF 16949 Certification

Janesville Acoustics Quality Team – Warrensburg, MO 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…

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