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Preparing for Your ISO Certification Audit – Tips From the Experts

February 7, 2024

Tips From SimpleQuE’s Experts on Preparing for Your ISO Certification Audit The consultants and auditors at simpleQuE have performed thousands of audits (including 2nd and 3rd party) and have prepared companies across a broad spectrum of industries for successful ISO, AS (aerospace) and IATF (automotive) certifications. This article consolidates the collective knowledge and practical tips…

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National Manufacturing Day

Recognizing our Nation’s Manufacturers

October 6, 2023

    Recognizing Manufacturers on October 6, 2023 National Manufacturing Day is held on the first Friday in October, and especially on this day, simpleQuE recognizes the important role that manufacturers have in our economy and everyday lives.  The industry—which employs 12 million people and accounts for 11 percent of the U.S. GDP has the…

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SimpleQuE Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

June 23, 2023

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, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the various engineering disciplines which women have chosen as a career path. …

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World safety and health Day 2023

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – April 28

April 28, 2023

  Safety and Health at Work – A Fundamental Right The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work environment. It is held on April 28 and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. The ILO’s campaign for 2023…

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IATF 16949® Audit Findings: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Coming Soon!

April 21, 2023

New IATF® Video Series Coming Soon As the automotive industry continues to evolve, the demand for quality management systems that meet industry standards remains critical. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) developed the IATF 16949® standard to provide a framework for automotive suppliers to meet the expectations of their customers and regulatory bodies. To help…

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SimpleQuE Celebrates 18 Years of Quality Excellence!

April 14, 2023

If you consider that only 25% of businesses are able to survive 15 years or more, it becomes apparent why simpleQuE has so many reasons to celebrate 18 years of providing its clients with quality excellence. When Jim Lee, CEO, founded simpleQuE in 2005, he wanted the name to represent his vision for the company. And…

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Jim Lee Congratulates Deanne Sparr on Her Promotion as President of SimpleQuE

Deanne Sparr Promoted to President of simpleQuE

October 19, 2022

Congratulations to Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s new President! Jim Lee, former President and now CEO of simpleQuE, is happy to announce the promotion of Deanne Sparr from Executive VP/COO to President.  “I hoped when I hired Deanne that she would one day be running my company,” said Jim Lee. “She’s that impressive of an individual with…

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ISO Annual Meeting 2022 - Discover

Key Highlights From the ISO Annual Meeting 2022 – Standards as the Accelerators of Change

September 27, 2022

Explore Global Challenges and Discover the Potential of Standards as Accelerators of Positive Change At the 2022 ISO Annual Meeting held last week, we learned the global market for standards continued growing at approximately 5% on average over recent years (even during the global pandemic). Standards exist in a dynamic environment where multiple driving forces…

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What You Need To Know About ISO 45001

August 18, 2022

What You Need To Know About ISO 45001 – The International Standard For Occupational Health and Safety The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, to provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.  Worldwide…

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ALERT: ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review  – Design Specification Coming Soon 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…

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