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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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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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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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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Dana achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

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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Preparing MPC for IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Congratulations to MPC, Inc and Knight Ergonomics! Recognizing quality and the teams of two simpleQuE clients who share news of their successful certification. MPC, Inc. (Walworth, WI + 7 sites) – IATF 16949:2016 Certified From left:  Sommer Gramly – Quality Engineer, Alexis VanVleet – Quality Systems Coordinator, April Keller – APQP Engineer, Jay Graveen –…

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Questions? SimpleQuE has the answers

What happens if a company drops their ISO/TS 16949 certification, but still wants to maintain their automotive customers? That’s a question that some automotive suppliers are facing as they weigh the various costs and options of meeting the requirements of the new IATF 16949 standard. Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s Vice President, has discussed this area of…

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