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SimpleQuE Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

June 23, 2022

Women have played an important role in all fields of engineering On International Women in Engineering Day, we recognize the important role women engineers have had in shaping the world. The chart shows the types of engineering disciplines in which women have chosen as a career path.  The first woman to receive a degree in…

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ISO 9001:2015 is Under Review with Design Specification to be Developed

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 is under review  In 2020, when the ISO 9001:2015 standard was supposed to go through its 5-year review for potential updates, it was right in the middle of the Covid pandemic and international turmoil. (All ISO standards go through a systematic review every five years to determine whether it is still valid or needs…

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The risks of performing your own internal audits vs. the opportunities of outsourcing

Preparing for Your Internal Audit – Points to Consider to Minimize Risk

February 2, 2022

The beginning of each new year is a good time to take a look at your internal audit process and how well you are monitoring your company’s performance. Do you have a robust audit process? Here are some points to consider to minimize your risk. To prepare for your internal audits, do your auditors have…

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World Quality Week 2021 – Sustainability: Improving Our Products, People and Planet

November 10, 2021

World Quality Week 2021 is in full swing to celebrate the quality management profession.  This year’s theme – Sustainability: improving our products, people and planet – is so appropriate for our current times and one that will serve companies well into the future.  From November 8-12 CQI (Chartered Quality Institute) has created a program and…

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How YSK Corporation Achieved IATF 16949® and ISO 14001 Certifications

November 3, 2021

YSK Corporation an IATF 16949® and ISO 14001 Case Study   BACKGROUND YSK Corporation, located in Chillicothe, Ohio, is part of the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Industry. Founded in 1989, this Japanese-owned company (headquartered in Fuchu, Tokyo) is one of 26 companies worldwide in the YSK Yanagawa Seiki corporate family.  YSK Corp. specializes in the…

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Qualities of an Internal Auditor

April 5, 2021

  To conduct an effective audit, an internal auditor should have these essential qualities and follow some basic auditing principals. Auditing Principles: Ethical conduct Fair presentation Due professional care Independence Process approach Qualities of an internal auditor: Ethical – fairness, sincerity, and honesty Open-minded – willing to consider alternative ideas Observant – actively observing surroundings Versatile…

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SimpleQuE Aerospace Quality Industry News: Latest AAQG Updates

February 27, 2020

Keeping up with the latest news in aerospace quality, Jim Lee reports on the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Registration Management Committee meeting held in Orlando this January. Here is his summary with important information for AS certified aerospace and defense suppliers. Changes to note: The aerospace industry is beginning to adopt the automotive APQP…

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Aviation Suppliers Association 2018 Annual Conference June 23, 2018

June 12, 2018

Date: June 23, 2018 Auditor Training: This training teaches third party aerospace and ISO auditors how to understand and audit operational risks in the aerospace standards (AS9100D and AS9110C) versus risk management in the ISO 9001 and AS9120B standards. Examples for what is acceptable or not for third party audits will be reviewed and discussed.…

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VEGA Americas – Where Quality and Measurement go Hand in Hand

March 20, 2018

VEGA Grieshaber KG is a global manufacturer of process instrumentation. Its product portfolio includes sensors for measurement of level, point level, pressure as well as equipment and software for integration into process control systems.  Its subsidiary, VEGA Americas, focuses on the design, manufacturing and servicing (including Radiation Safety Training) of Nuclear Measurement Systems.  The facility…

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Wonder Machine Achieves New Heights with AS9100D

March 6, 2018

Wonder Machine Services, Inc. is a fully integrated precision CNC machining company founded in 1976 in Avon, Ohio. The company serves a wide array of industries including medical, aerospace, and automation and is focused on satisfying their customers by manufacturing high quality products that meet their needs. To achieve this, each employee is committed to…

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