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Outsourcing internal audits provides a fresh perspective that not only gives opportunities for improvement, but also meet the standard’s requirements for self-assessment and prepares an organization for 3rd party audits.

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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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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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Using technology for remote audits

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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Business consulting and auditing

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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IATF Global Waivers and Measures – Remote Internal Auditing and Monitoring

June 3, 2020

  In April the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) that oversees IATF 16949, released 2 revisions of “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”.  In this article, we’ll look at some of the highlights from those revisions that impact our customers. (All changes to the original document are highlighted in…

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IATF® Allows Audit Waivers and Measures in Response to COVID-19

April 3, 2020

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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Remote Auditing During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Risk Management in a Pandemic

March 17, 2020

  Internal auditing in these unique times of Coronavirus is challenging as companies are faced with a whole new level of risk management during this pandemic. But there is a viable and safer option – remote auditing.

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Auditing checklist using a process approach

Questions for Auditing Utilizing a Process Approach

August 23, 2018

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

Rolling Out ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

August 14, 2018

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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