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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

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 provide…

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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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Cost of quality of internal audits

How much money, time and resources are going into your internal audits?

August 4, 2020

Developing resources to conduct internal audits of your quality management system is an investment of time and dollars.  Acquiring and even retaining the necessary and often specialized capabilities internally can pose quite a challenge, especially in these times.  It is important to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to understand the expected Return on Investment (ROI) of…

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Tips for Preparing for Your Remote Internal Audit

July 15, 2020

SimpleQuE auditors have been conducting remote internal audits for several months now and we’ve put together some tips for preparing for this new type of virtual quality management system (QMS) audit.  With health and safety concerns adding new challenges due to COVID-19, conducting on-site internal audits isn’t always possible, so remote audits offer a viable…

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Quality Audits

June 17, 2020

If your organization is certified to ISO 9001 or a standard that is aligned with it, like AS9100 or IATF 16949®, and you perform internal quality audits, then you should know this: For ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016, one of the top 10 clauses for registrar findings in 2019 was 9.2 Internal Audit. The IATF® standard…

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