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What is ISO 9001 Certification and Why is it so Important?

June 27, 2019

    What is ISO 9001 Certification and why is it so important? The ISO 9001 standard exists to provide organizations with the opportunity to develop baseline quality management systems, improve processes and meet the needs of customers. Achieving ISO 9001 certification is an important step for manufacturers and service providers, as it emphasizes performance…

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Why Be ISO 9001 Certified?

April 5, 2019

This simpleQuE infographic demonstrates how ISO certification can bring a host of benefits to your organization.  Other benefits of implementing and maintaining an effective quality management system (QMS) include: Client Requirements – More and more customers are demanding that their vendors be certified. If your business doesn’t meet this criteria you could be losing out on…

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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

QMS Process Ownership 101 Who is a Process Owner? A process owner is the person who is accountable for maintaining and improving a particular process, and is responsible for the outcomes of the process.  Define Your Quality Management System Processes  Identifying process owners and understanding their significance in a quality management system (QMS) is one…

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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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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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What leadership should know before coming face-to-face with a certification body auditor – by Jim Lee

March 8, 2016

Meeting With A Certification Body Quality Managers should be happy about the leadership and top management requirements in ISO 9001:2015.  It is a requirement that the quality system be aligned with the company’s strategic direction; which means the certification body auditors will be scrutinizing the company’s leadership for their involvement and support, beyond the management…

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