SimpleQuE’s infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019. A majority of the minor nonconformances fall under the Operations section with clauses 8.5.1 Control of Production and Service Provision and 8.5.1.1 Control Plan in the top three.  Here is a summary of…

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What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System? Your company could have many motivations behind implementing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001. However, making the decision to invest in a QMS always comes down to potential for profit, and an organization’s quality performance absolutely affects the bottom line. That’s…

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World Quality Day

SimpleQuE celebrates World Quality Day and 100 years of quality, which evolved with the guidance of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and the contributions of  quality management professionals across the globe. They have empowered organizations to sustain and improve performance, and boost customer satisfaction across all sectors. Quality has even played a major role in…

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We recently asked some Quality Managers – what keeps them awake at night?  Overall, at the top of the list for Quality Managers is the responsibility for performance improvement – improving the quality and the systems and processes that deliver them and all the resources that support these processes.  That’s a very far-reaching responsibility that encompasses…

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Let’s bust the myths about ISO 9001 – the world’s most used quality management system standard. Existing for almost 30 years,  many people have heard about ISO 9001, but not many fully understand what the standard involves. As a result, there are common myths about ISO 9001 that simpleQuE can help to clarify. Is it…

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Jim Lee, simpleQuE President, presents Tim Forbes and the Vortex Aviation team with a congratulatory plaque for their successful AS9110C certification.  The Vortex Aviation team in Ft. Lauderdale has been working with simpleQuE consultants to prepare for AS9110, which defines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations whose primary business is providing…

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Is it difficult to get ISO 9001 certification? That depends on the quality management system you currently have in place and how committed your team is to bridging any gaps between your system and the requirements of the standard.  And don’t forget that after achieving ISO, AS, IATF or any type of quality system certification,…

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    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 while proving a dedication to quality and customers. As ISO 9001…

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Why-Be-ISO-9001-Certified

Our 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 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 sales. Increased…

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KRAGUJEVAC, SERBIA - CIRCA APRIL 2012: Workers assembles cars at Fiat Cars Serbia factory, circa April 2012 in Kragujevac.

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer 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,…

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