Quality management system

SimpleQuE Congratulates Vortex Aviation on AS9110C Certification

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?

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

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Why Be ISO 9001 Certified?

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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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Process Ownership 101 for Your Quality Management System

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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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Top 10 Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

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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.   Whatever the reason for achieving ISO certification, here are the Top 10 Benefits you will experience when implementing this standard as…

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Congratulations to the Philpott Rubber Team!

SimpleQuE congratulates the Philpott Rubber Team on ISO 9001:2015 certification

Established in 1889, Philpott Rubber Company has grown to be a leading provider of custom molded and extruded rubber parts, quality adhesives and custom polymer parts to the industrial, commercial and government market sectors. Philpott Rubber’s offerings are specifically tailored to satisfy each customer’s unique Operational and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements.  Located in Brunswick, Ohio, the team at Philpott Rubber worked with simpleQuE consultant,…

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Supplier Quality Audits – Do You Really Know Your Supplier?

Supplier Quality Audits

Supplier quality audits – 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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Rolling Out ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

ISO 19011:2018 (Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems) was released in July, 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 the marketplace. ISO 19011 provides guidelines for auditing management…

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What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System?

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Your company could have many motivations behind implementing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001. But in the end, 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 why it’s essential to understand the return on…

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