Automotive parts

This summer IATF, AIAG and OEMs have been busy updating and releasing  requirements, audit reporting, Sanctioned Interpretations and more.  Below is a summary of the highlights that will impact automotive suppliers. Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Updates: CQI 9 Heat Treat Assessment 4th Edition and CQI-12 Special Process: Coating System Assessment 3rd Edition were rolled…

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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…

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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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UPDATE April 27, 2020: Revision 2 of IATF Global Waivers and Measures includes a new section “IATF 16949 Monitoring”, which introduces a process to enable Certification Bodies to remotely monitor the status of a client’s certified Quality Management System. UPDATE April 9, 2020:  IATF Global Waivers and Measures has been revised.  The revision grants an…

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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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Congratulations

  Congratulations!  Our team at simpleQuE proudly recognizes these companies for their dedication to quality and successful ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certification. NuTex Concepts (Lenoir, NC) – ISO 9001:2015 Industry Products Company (Piqua, OH) – IATF 16949:2016 CinChemPro, LLC (Batavia, OH) – ISO 9001:2015 PK USA, Inc (Shelbyville, IN) – IATF 16949:2016

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

Discover the ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 certified sites around the world and how the number certified has climbed since 2002. Click to enlarge image. According to the International Automotive Oversight Board (IAOB) this is the distribution of ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 sites as of 6/30/2018.  And the numbers worldwide are still climbing!   For…

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Automotive quality

November 2018 Automotive News In November, Cherie Reiche of the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) announced that 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…

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