By Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE With the deadline for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, AS9100:2016 and IATF 16949:2016 approaching on September 14, 2018, companies have been slow to transition.  The statistics are sobering, although not unexpected.  The new ISO standards have been in effect for 2 years but only 6-20% have made the leap. (The…

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SimpleQuE congratulates the following companies on their successful certification and commitment to quality. SimpleQuE (an ISO 9001:2015 certified company) assists organizations with implementation, improvement or transition of these standards by providing customized consulting, training and internal auditing services and solutions. Contact us for more information.

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Did you know that this year is the 70th anniversary of ISO standards? Over the years, standards have helped us become more productive, safer, and more efficient. Take a look below at some of the milestones in the growth of ISO.

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Would you like to know what 3rd party auditors are looking for when auditing how your company complies with quality system standards like ISO 9001:2015?  What are 3rd party auditors looking for?  This is the second of a three part series by Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE Clause 5 of ISO 9001:2015 – Leadership Leadership is…

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What are 3rd party auditors looking for?  This is the first of a three part series by Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE Clause 4 of Annex SL – Context of the Organization This is the cornerstone of a management system and the business’ strategic direction.  An organization needs to identify internal and external issues that…

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Watching the big game? Here are a few takeaways that apply to any business.   You’re only as strong as your weakest link Football is a team sport, and so is business. A weak link in the supply chain can be detrimental to a business that fails to assess supply chain risk management.. SimpleQuE’s supply…

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  Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Deanne Sparr welcomed Barb with these words, “We’re thrilled to have Barb as part of the simpleQuE team! Her attention to detail and knowledge of certification requirements is exactly the support we are excited to add to our staff and to provide to our clients.”   What…

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Digitalization, globalization, competition and the speed of technological advances has changed the nature of business.  ISO 9001:2015 has been in effect for a full year and it places a heavy emphasis on using “risk-based thinking” for managing quality-related processes. Risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001.  But the latest revision asks organizations to make…

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Did you know that National Aerospace Week was established in 2010 as an opportunity for the aerospace and defense industry and its supporters to recognize the enormous contributions that the industry makes to America’s economy, competitiveness and national security?

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More than 1 million organizations and companies worldwide understand the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified. Educational institutions are beginning to recognize the importance of established standards and are seeking certification, as well. As we enter the new school year, a these schools have taken the initiative and will start the year as ISO 9001…

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