Don't forget to schedule your internal audit

  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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simpleQuE a Top ISO, IATF, AS Certified Consulting Company

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

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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Using technology for remote audits

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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Business consulting and auditing

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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UPDATE October 30, 2020: Revision 5 of IATF Global Waivers and Measures includes a new section “IATF 16949 Monitoring”, which introduces a process to enable Certification Bodies to remotely monitor the status of a client’s certified Quality Management System. UPDATE October 30, 2020:  IATF Global Waivers and Measures has been revised.  The revision grants an…

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Auditing checklist using a process approach

Here are 33 questions for auditing utilizing 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.  Review this checklist which covers the majority of the QMS requirements. Who or what are the:…

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ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

ISO 19011:2018 (Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems) was released in July 2018, and the new revisions have truly transformed the contents of the standard. The changes, including most significantly a new risk-based auditing approach, recognize the importance of managing risk in any management system, as well as in the marketplace. What is the purpose of…

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