SimpleQuE celebrates its 15 years anniversary and offers a 15 percent discount for all services completed between now and May 30, 2020. This offer includes consulting, auditing and training services which can also be conducted remotely.  Call 866-827-0402 or contact us online to discuss your options.  These are challenging times, but know that our simpleQuE…

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Workshop: ASA Auditor Training The 2019 Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) auditor training workshops cover various topics of interest affecting AS and ISO auditors.  The following agenda items and workshop exercises were presented by Jim Lee, president of simpleQuE. IAQG points for certification body auditors: Aviation, space and defense industry lessons learned data analysis and outcomes…

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ASA AFRA Workshop G: Quantifying the Value of Certification–Operational and Financial This workshop benefits leadership, quality managers, anyone considering certification and those already certified.  Many times, certification is just viewed as a requirement to fulfill for a customer.  But to obtain operational and financial value from certification, companies should be looking forward toward building a…

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The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets! So what should automotive suppliers do now that the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is available? Review the new Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook. Begin to identify the gaps in your current FMEA development process to determine how to meet the new…

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IATF 16949 Certification In our previous article The Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Audits, we discuss ISO 9001 and Clause 9.2 which sets the criteria for internal auditing and audit programs.  Aligned with ISO 9001, IATF 16949 goes a step further with the focus on Internal Auditor Competency – Clause 7.2.3, and even Second-party Auditor Competency – Clause 7.2.4.   This means…

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