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Don't forget to schedule your internal audit

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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Quality Management Dos and Don’ts – Don’t be Guilty of Being in the Red

September 21, 2020

When it comes to Quality Management dos and don’ts, simpleQuE’s quality experts provide some tips for staying out of the red and keeping ISO 9001 systems robust and sustainable. 1. Meet Customer Requirements Surprisingly, some companies seek ISO 9001 certification just to satisfy one customer requirement. When a customer will only do business with vendors…

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Attention All ISO 9001 Users – ISO Wants Your Feedback

August 14, 2020

    Attention all ISO 9001 certified companies and users – your feedback is requested!  ISO 9001:2015 is being reviewed by ISO/TC 176/SC2 (the ISO Subcommittee for Quality Systems). An online survey was created to obtain input regarding the standard and whether it is good as written or if it could be improved. The ISO…

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Top 10 ISO 9001 Findings

July 28, 2020

One of the world’s leading certification bodies, DNV GL Business Assurance, NA shared their top 10 ISO 9001 findings of 2019.  Review these nonconformances to see if there are any weaknesses in your QMS and quality processes.  (Note:  ISO 9001 Findings and their rankings may vary slightly among Certification Bodies.) 8.5.1  Control of production and…

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Automotive Restart - IATF 16949® and Contingency Planning

Automotive Restart – IATF 16949® and Contingency Planning

May 20, 2020

Part 4: Automotive Restart: IATF 16949® and Contingency Planning 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…

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Automotive Restart – IATF 16949® and Managing Change

May 14, 2020

Part 3: Automotive Restart: IATF 16949® and Managing Change On the road to recovery, changes will occur, and Part 3 of the five-part series considers the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® requirements and managing changes. As mentioned in Part 2 of this series – Customer Satisfaction, disruptions due to the pandemic and affecting restart could…

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Automotive Restart - IATF 16949® and Managing Change

Automotive Restart – IATF 16949® and Customer Satisfaction

May 7, 2020

Part 2: Automotive Restart: IATF 16949® and Customer Satisfaction Part 2 of simpleQuE’s five-part series focuses on customer satisfaction and the IATF 16949® requirements during the automotive restart process. One can envision the disruptions that may be present during this automotive restart activity.  In Part 1 Remaining Compliant to IATF 16949®, we included some of…

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Automotive Restart - Remaining Compliant to IATF 16949®

Automotive Restart – Remaining Compliant to IATF 16949®

May 1, 2020

Part 1: Automotive Restart: Remaining Compliant To IATF 164949® Part 1 of our series focuses on the automotive restart and the importance of remaining compliant with IATF 16949®.  We begin with the 4 M’s of your processes and consider the IATF 16949® requirements during this restart process. The 4 M’s – Materials, Methods, Manpower and…

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International Earth Day and the Role of ISO 14001

April 22, 2020

International Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and  the theme this year is “Restore Our Earth™”.   More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world!  We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival,…

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