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CertSearch – a New IAF Database of Certified Companies

August 13, 2021

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has created CertSearch – a new global database resource to verify accredited management system certifications.  IAF is the worldwide association of accreditation bodies whose members represent 83 government and semi-government accreditation bodies and industry associations from around the world.   IAF collects data from 69 Accreditation Bodies and 1,155 Certification Bodies…

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Customized Onsite QMS Training for Internal Auditors, Process Owners, and Your Quality Team

July 13, 2021

  SimpleQuE makes QMS training simple and convenient with our customized, on-site training, because we bring the instructor to you. Topics include training for:  Internal Auditors with the Process Audit Approach, Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving, Implementation and Full Standard Reviews, Process Ownership, Core Tools and more!   The training is conducted by our experienced technical…

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Infographic – The Quality Connection

March 19, 2021

To understand the connection between the organization, consulting company and certification body when establishing a quality management system,  read our blog – The Quality Connection.

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The Quality Connection

March 19, 2021

  How is an ISO consulting company different from a Certification Body? As an ISO consulting company, simpleQuE specializes in quality and environmental management systems and we are frequently asked what services we provide and how we are different from a Certification Body (CB). This article explains the objectives, roles and responsibilities of the organization,…

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Risky Business vs Risk-Intelligent Business

November 11, 2020

ISO 9001 and Risk Management Result in a Risk-Intelligent Business Digitalization, globalization, competition and the speed of technological advances has changed the nature of business. ISO 9001:2015 places a heavy emphasis on using “risk-based thinking” for managing quality-related processes. Risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001.  But this revision asks organizations to make a…

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Quality Management Dos and Don’ts – Don’t be Guilty of Being in the Red

September 21, 2020

When it comes to Quality Management dos and don’ts, simpleQuE’s quality experts provide some tips for staying out of the red and keeping ISO 9001 systems robust and sustainable. 1. Meet Customer Requirements Surprisingly, some companies seek ISO 9001 certification just to satisfy one customer requirement. When a customer will only do business with vendors…

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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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Business Continuity, Health and Safety Tools and Resources

May 26, 2020

This pandemic challenges the resilience of every business, community and country.  As the process of reopening and mitigating the risks to health and safety begins, we would like to know what areas concern you and impact your organization. How are you adapting to the challenges? The survey and your responses to What COVID-19 issues keep…

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A Case for Obtaining More Resources to Support Your Quality System – The Cost of Poor Quality

March 26, 2020

Many in the quality arena won’t be surprised to know that the top response in our poll was “Not enough resources to support the quality system.”  Of 309 respondents, 21% indicated that this is the main issue that keeps them up at night.  We feel your pain, and in this blog simpleQuE President, Jim Lee,…

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What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night? – Poll Results Are In!

March 25, 2020

Over the last month, quality management people have been weighing in on what’s weighing on their minds.  Our simpleQuE poll has received 309 responses to date and we’ve listed the quality issues so you can see how they are ranked by your peers. As promised, our future blog posts will address these challenges and provide…

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