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Avoid hazards with effective corrective action and problem solving

Avoid Hazards with Effective Corrective Action and Problem Solving

February 25, 2019

The process for corrective action and problem solving is a foundational element of any quality management system.  Unfortunately, many organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action and problem-solving process.   When this occurs, the organization falls prey to costly repeat issues and develops a culture of “firefighting”.  In this culture it is typical for…

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Process Ownership 101 for Your Quality Management System

January 4, 2019

Define Your Quality Management System Processes  Identifying process owners and understanding their significance in a quality management system (QMS) is one of the most critical aspects in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.  Process ownership is especially relevant in the automotive realm of IATF 16949, but extends to any QMS standard like AS9100 (aerospace)…

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Top 10 Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

November 13, 2018

Many reasons support why an organization should pursue ISO 9001 certification. Often, it’s because a client requests it, or a contract requires it, or the Management Team sets it as a strategic priority.   What Are The Benefits Of ISO Certification Whatever the reason for achieving certification, here are the Top 10 Benefits of ISO…

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Supplier Quality Audits

Supplier Quality Audits – Do You Really Know Your Supplier?

August 27, 2018

Supplier quality audits are a way to examine and really know your suppliers.  Many factors contribute to making a company successful, from both internal and external perspectives. While you can certainly ensure the success of your internal operations, your external operations – such as your suppliers, external providers, and outsourced processes – can sometimes be…

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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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Quality and ISO Trivia

January 4, 2017

Quality Excellence is the foundation of our business at simpleQuE, as well as part of our name – (notice the Qu and E).  To celebrate National Trivia Day, we gathered some interesting facts from around the world about Quality Management and its important role in every business we serve. We hope you enjoy this fun trivia and learn something new about ISO…

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Return on investment of quality infographic

What’s the ROI of Quality?

November 8, 2016

  What is the Return on Investment (ROI) of quality and how much of a difference does quality really make within an organization? The answer is: a lot! In fact, for every $1 spent on a quality management program, businesses have seen an average of $6 in revenue. Take a look at other interesting stats…

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