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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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Maintaining Your QMS and ISO Certification

May 13, 2022

Achieved ISO 9001 Certification, Now What? Now that you have achieved ISO 9001 certification, you must maintain your Quality Management System (QMS) and make improvements. It is more important now, that the QMS doesn’t fall apart. Internal ownership by the process owners must be maintained, and buy-in needs to continue past the initial certification audit.…

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Auditing checklist using a process approach

33 Questions for Auditing – Utilizing a Process Approach

February 18, 2022

ISO 9001 Process Approach Auditing These questions for auditing utilize 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.  Process-based audits are tools companies can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their…

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The risks of performing your own internal audits vs. the opportunities of outsourcing

Preparing for Your Internal Audit – Points to Consider to Minimize Risk

February 2, 2022

The beginning of each new year is a good time to take a look at your internal audit process and how well you are monitoring your company’s performance. Do you have a robust audit process? Here are some points to consider to minimize your risk. To prepare for your internal audits, do your auditors have…

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Ken-Tron Manufacturing – An ISO 9001 and AS9100 Certification Case Study

December 7, 2021

SimpleQuE’s client case studies provide insight into a company’s motivation to become AS, IATF or ISO certified, the challenges they faced, and the solutions to successfully achieve and maintain Quality Management System (QMS) certification. Background Founded in 1960, Ken-Tron Manufacturing, Inc. is a metal stampings and drawn wire company located in Owensboro, Kentucky.  In 1995…

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Muncy Corporation – A Case Study on Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Managment System

November 15, 2021

Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Management System (QMS) PROBLEM FACED James Geron, Quality Manager, of Muncy Corportation emphasized, “The biggest problem we had was getting people to do internal audits, because we don’t live and breathe the standard like your auditors do. It was a logistics nightmare for me and the rest of the company to…

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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

  YouTube Playlists: IATF 16949® Q&A Videos To answer your questions on automotive quality management system auditing, The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) and the 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…

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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

Internal Quality Audits: What It Takes 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…

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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 more than a year 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…

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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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