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Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings And How To Address Them In The QMS

May 20, 2021

Part 4:  Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings & How To Address Them In The QMS The last of our automotive series looks at the top IATF 16949® audit findings and how to address them in the company’s quality management system (QMS). Data and internal measures are compiled and analyzed by most every organization within the…

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Using Automotive Manufacturing Process Audits to Focus on Value and Maximize Improvements

April 27, 2021

In this article, we explore the various types of automotive manufacturing Process Audits, what they are and how to maximize improvements. A manufacturing process audit is an audit of the manufacturing (and manufacturing support) activities.  According to IATF 16949 section 9.2.2.3 this audit must include all manufacturing shifts, include evidence of shift handover, and include…

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Qualities of an Internal Auditor

April 5, 2021

  To conduct an effective audit, an internal auditor should have these essential qualities and follow some basic auditing principals. Auditing Principles: Ethical conduct Fair presentation Due professional care Independence Process approach Qualities of an internal auditor: Ethical – fairness, sincerity, and honesty Open-minded – willing to consider alternative ideas Observant – actively observing surroundings Versatile…

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AS9100 & Internal Auditing: What You Need To Know

February 22, 2021

Guide to Performing an Effective and Compliant AS9100 Internal Audit   Introduction When done effectively, one of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an AS9100 quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audits.  A well-planned, conducted and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process…

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IATF 16949® & Internal Auditing: What You Need To Know

February 20, 2021

Guide to Performing an Effective and Compliant IATF 16949® Internal Audit Introduction One of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an IATF 16949® quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audit events.  A well-planned, conducted, and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process will also…

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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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Commmon ISO 14001 Nonconformances Written By Third Party Auditors

November 20, 2020

In Part 2 of our series on common nonconformances, we take a closer look at those findings that are specific to ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The ISO 14001:2015 standard provides a framework to manage the immediate and long-tern environmental impacts of an organizations’ products, services and processes.  Certification Body, SAI Global recently…

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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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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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IATF 16949® Auditing Videos on YouTube to Answer Your Questions

August 12, 2020

To answer your questions on automotive quality management system auditing, The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have created a YouTube channel that covers important topics from the IATF 16949® standard and rules.  Categories are divided by topics and each has a video that is usually less than…

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