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Risk-Based Thinking and the IATF 16949® Requirements Related to Risk

October 27, 2022

  “Risk-based thinking” and the IATF 16949® and ISO 9001  requirements related to risk IATF 16949:2016 is based on ISO 9001:2015, so the quality management system standard is a good place to start.  Although it is not one of the seven quality management principles that provide the foundation for the standard, ISO 9001:2015 embraces the…

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Top Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications – ISO Survey 2021

October 5, 2022

Top Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in 2021 The 2021 ISO Survey has been released and this simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide as of 12/31/21. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them opportunities to earn the business…

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Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Worldwide – ISO Survey 2021

October 5, 2022

What are the Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications? These simpleQuE infographics show the top 10 countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide based on the 2021 ISO Survey results which estimate the number of valid certificates as of 12/31/21.  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compiled the number…

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Where Documented Information is Required in a Quality Management System

July 13, 2022

  Where Documented Information is Required in ISO 9001 Where the ISO 9001 standard historically used terms like “quality manual”, “document”, “documented procedures”, and “records”, ISO 9001:2015 now uses the term “documented information” (clause 7.5) to collectively refer to it all. Clause 7.5 provides guidance while allowing flexibility in the way organizations can choose to document…

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ALERT: ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review  – Design Specification Coming Soon In 2020, when the ISO 9001:2015 standard was supposed to go through its 5-year review for potential updates, it was right in the middle of the Covid pandemic and international turmoil. (All ISO standards go through a systematic review every five years to determine whether…

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SimpleQuE Congratulates Miyake Forging NA and Detailed Machining on ISO 9001 Certification!

April 13, 2022

  Another Success Story: ISO 9001 Certification These ISO 9001:2015 certified companies recognize the value of implementing and maintaining a Quality Management System. Congratulations from our team at simpleQuE to your team, we’re pleased with your success and to have provided consulting and auditing services along the way!  Miyake Forging North America Corp (Surgoinsville, TN)…

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33 Questions for Auditing – Utilizing a Process Approach

February 18, 2022

ISO 9001 Process Approach Auditing These questions for auditing utilize a process approach. Whether facing a surveillance audit from a certification body or preparing for an internal quality audit – knowing what you face and being prepared puts you a step ahead.  Process-based audits are tools companies can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their…

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Cincinnati Gearing Systems – Gearing Up For ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification

February 14, 2022

Gearing up for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification  Cincinnati Gearing Systems (CGS) is a recognized leader in precision power transmission component manufacturing. CGS’ headquarters is certified through EAGLE Registrations to IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. Cincinnati Gearing System has extensive experience in supporting the automotive industry with the custom design, manufacturing, and aftermarket support…

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Congratulations to ESP, MicroWeld, Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec for Their QMS Certifications!

February 11, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001 and AS9100 QMS certifications! Our simpleQuE team extends congratulations to ESP, Inc., MicroWeld Engineering, Inc., Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec, Inc.!  These companies range in scope from the services and products they provide, and each recognizes the value of implementing and maintaining an effective Quality Managment System (QMS). MicroWeld Engineering…

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Summation Research, Inc is ISO 9001:2015 Certified!

January 19, 2022

Summation Research, Inc. – The challenges and solutions to achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification Summation Research, Inc. (SRI) is an engineering and manufacturing company located in Central Florida’s Space Coast that provides high performance telemetry and data communication products and systems to defense, government and commercial markets worldwide.  What Was Their Challenge?   SRI wanted to…

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