and Consulting Case Studies
Ken-Tool is the designer and manufacturer of professional tire service tools – including drop hammer, upsetter and press forging. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for more than 100 years. The challenge is how to maintain their as #1 status among customers in terms of quality and delivery performance. It is Ken-Tool’s policy to deliver defect-free products to their customers on time, every time and to meet these objectives, while satisfying applicable requirements, and continually improving their business operating system and processes.
“SimpleQuE is "BY FAR" the best Auditing company to have as an Auditing partner. The knowledge, and support by the simpleQuE team is just "Simply THE BEST"!!!!! Should your company desire to "USE" the ISO system and not just be known as an ISO Certified company, you`ll increase business operational performance by utilizing simpleQuE’s many services.”
- John Frazier, Director of Operations
In 2014 Ken-Tool’s leadership decided that ISO 9001 certification would bring an additional level of product design and manufacturing competence for the company. They brought in simpleQuE for a gap analysis and to assist with implementation to the standard. They successfully achieved certification and since that time, simpleQuE auditors conduct their internal audits three times per year to assure Ken-Tool’s quality system is in compliance with the standard and customer specific requirements, with guidance and industry insight provided. SimpleQuE also provided consulting services to assist with their transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. Learn more on how the simpleQuE Advantage can help your company...
Allied Motion at Dothan and Dayton design and manufacture electrical motors, actuators and motorized devices. These precision and specialty motion control components and systems are used in a broad range of industries worldwide. With expertise in electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology, Allied Motion’s primary target markets are the Vehicle, Medical, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics and Industrial markets. Their customers include end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
With its multiple quality and environmental management system certifications, Allied Motion demonstrates their commitment to the continual improvement of customer satisfaction, the environment and providing a work environment that is conductive to the safety and well-being of its customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, business partners and the surrounding communities.
“Your efforts played a vital role in our success.”
- Steve Strickland, Corporate Director of Quality
“Kudos to Karen and Greg for a value added audit this week at our Dayton Facility. They thoroughly audited to 4 standards and found many areas that need to be addressed prior to our 3rd party audits. They displayed both professionalism and industry/standards expertise while utilizing well developed audit and people skills to drive down to objective evidence.”
- Chad Bryan, Value Stream Manager
Since 2005, the scope of work for Globe Motors has been to perform their internal audits to ISO 9001, IATF 14949®, AS9100, and ISO 14001. We provided full consulting assistance to get them certified to each of these standards, along with training in these standards. In addition to upgrading four sites to the new ISO, IATF®, and AS standards, we have helped simplify documentation, processes, and procedures and performed training and audits. We conducted semi-annual internal audits for up to four standards for the following 14 years. Learn more on how the simpleQuE Advantage can help your company...
Hexagon Manufacturing Technology designs and manufactures Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM), along with their service, maintenance, and calibration.
“As we at Hexagon Metrology always strive to provide the best product and service to our customers we are always looking to how we can improve our QMS. Your team has been a great help to us with our ISO and QMS needs and the audits have proven to be beneficial in identifying any needed improvement giving us the upper hand in becoming ISO 9001:2015 certified.”
- John Gaumond – Quality Manager
“Mike has real world working knowledge of the underlying regulatory standards applicable to my facility and methods for improvement.”
-Jennifer Anderson, Facilities, E, H, S & Security Manager North America
SimpleQuE has supported 6 sites in performing internal audits to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and/or ISO 17025, and some consulting for the last 11 years. Learn more on how the simpleQuE Advantage can help your company...
NOSHOK, Inc. was one of the first companies to offer a liquid filled pressure gauge, and has grown to be an industry leader in delivering Measurement Solutions to a wide variety of industries including oil & gas, fluid power, general industrial, automation, chemical processing, manufacturing, water & waste water, food & beverage, and many more.
“SimpleQuE Auditors have proven to be knowledgeable, thorough, insightful and pragmatic in their auditing approach.”
- Barry Rowley, Quality Assurance Manager
SimpleQuE continues to perform NOSHOK’s annual internal audits since 2015, and provided consulting assistance to help them achieve initial ISO 9001 certification. Learn more on how the simpleQuE Advantage can help your company...
WRWP, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Wire Harnesses, Cables, and Custom Components.
“SimpleQuE has a knowledgeable and dedicated staff of auditors and consultants that ensure their clients receive what they need in the time frame they need it. Each of the 3 consultants we worked with showed keen analytical acuity, positive project management skills and great flexibility. They came as agreed and developed an understanding of our objectives and expectations then helped us put both plan and actions into place ensuring we achieved our goals on time. I would definitely recommend simpleQuE for any business wishing to improve their Quality Management system.”
- Eddie Werner, Quality Manager
SimpleQuE continues to perform WRWP’s annual internal audits since 2015, and provided consulting assistance to help them achieve initial ISO 9001 certification. Learn more on how the simpleQuE Advantage can help your company...
Powder Processing & Technology, LLC performs process development and contract manufacturing on a wide range of powders; using the formulas and processing parameters provided by their customers and/or developing the formulations and processing parameters of the products produced for customers. Therefore precise process control is necessary to meet high quality standards.
“Don is an experienced and personable consultant who has delivered meaningful audits and provided relevant expertise. Our audits have been at the right level of detail and have made a significant contribution to the business. The performance from simpleQuE has been such that the registrar’s representative and auditor have been very complimentary of the service simpleQuE has performed.”
- Ken Bartelt, President
For that reason in 2012, PPT brought in simpleQuE to conduct its ISO 9001 quarterly internal audits, and continues to use simpleQuE. With the change in standard, our consultant also worked closely with PPT’s quality and management team to prepare for the transition to ISO 9001:2015, which they achieved in 2017. Learn more on how the simpleQuE Advantage can help your company...