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Stainless Steel Midwest is ISO 9001:2015 certified!

September 22, 2021

President of Stainless Steel Midwest (SSMW), Steve Jones, and ISO Coordinator, Shani Womack are presented with a congratulatory plaque by simpleQuE Consultant, Don Milinkovich for achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification.  Located in LaGrange, KY, SSMW specializes in stainless steel and special alloy recycling. Since its founding in 2012, Stainless Steel Midwest’s mission has been to provide…

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ISO 9001 certification - Changing the Standards for Higher Education

ISO 9001 Certification Changing the Standards for Higher Education

August 27, 2021

  ISO 9001 certification is changing the standards for Higher Education.  More than 1 million organizations and companies worldwide understand the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified, along with a growing number of educational institutions.  The 2020 ISO.org Survey shows that in the Education Sector 12,309 ISO 9001 certificates have been issued worldwide. Standardization has…

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The ISO 9001:2015 Certification Guide is Here and It’s Free!

April 9, 2021

SimpleQuE’s free Detailed Guide to ISO 9001 Certification is hot off the press (so to speak) and ready for download.  This helpful step-by-step guide by Jim Lee, gives valuable insight into what needs to be done to achieve and maintain ISO 9001:2015 certification.  If your company is looking to implement an ISO 9001 quality management…

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The Top 6 Barriers to ISO 9001 Certification and How to Remove Them

March 23, 2021

This article, by Jim Lee, focuses on the top barriers to ISO 9001 certification and provides some guidance on how to deal with those obstacles. “When we understand the real roadblocks holding us back, we can set our expectations and strategies to remove those roadblocks and move forward.” The Top ISO 9001 Challenges The most…

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The Quality Connection

March 19, 2021

  As an ISO consulting company, simpleQuE specializes in quality and environmental management systems and we are frequently asked what services we provide and how we are different from a certification body. This article explains the objectives, roles and responsibilities of the organization, consulting company and certification body to provide a better understanding of the…

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ISO 9001:2015 & Internal Auditing: What You Need To Know

February 18, 2021

Guide to Performing Effective ISO 9001 Internal Audits Introduction One of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audit program.  A well-planned, conducted and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process will also provide evidence…

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Comparison of the Top Nonconformances Across 5 Standards

November 20, 2020

This chart is a comparison of the areas where Major and Minor nonconformances have been written over the last few years during Certification Body audits across 5 of the main standards – ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, AS9100, and IATF 16949®.  Nonconformities can occur when: A system does not conform with the intended requirement…

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Risky Business vs Risk-Intelligent Business

November 11, 2020

Digitalization, globalization, competition and the speed of technological advances has changed the nature of business. ISO 9001:2015 has been in effect for 5 years and it places a heavy emphasis on using “risk-based thinking” for managing quality-related processes. Risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001.  But this revision asks organizations to make a cultural…

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Internal Audit

September 30, 2020

  You’ve  probably got a lot on your mind these days…but don’t forget to schedule your internal audit, if you haven’t already done so. Fourth quarter is upon us and simpleQuE has experienced environmental and quality management auditors who can conduct your audit on site or remotely. Outsourcing your internal audits, can reduce the pressure…

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Which Countries Have the Most ISO 9001 Certifications?

September 24, 2020

  The International Standards Organization just released the results for the annual ISO Survey with data for 2019.  It compiles the number of valid certificates for the 12 ISO management standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc.) submitted by Certification Bodies accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Below are the totals for ISO 9001 and…

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