IATF 16949 Case Study – Meteor Sealing Systems
In recent years, Meteor Sealing Systems had struggled to prove itself to its customers and external certification body auditors in IATF 16949 audits. The company that boasted “the knowledge and experience in designing, developing and producing highly engineered, complex sealing systems for both domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers” needed simpleQuE’s assistance to provide better direction and to help analyze gaps in their Quality Management System.
From past audit reports, simpleQuE identified Meteor’s prior missteps and recommended corrective actions. “The approach was very simple and very effective,” said Todd Smith, Meteor’s Quality Manager. “SimpleQuE had a significant impact on our audit results because most of what was covered in their sessions were also covered in the IATF 16949 audit. SimpleQuE prevented multiple non-conformities for us.”
With simpleQuE’s assistance, Meteor no longer stumbled through its IATF 16949 surveillance audit.“The audit yielded the most favorable results that our company had seen in years,” said Smith, “and earned the attention of our new parent company, Toyoda-Gosei, as well. I would highly recommend simpleQuE to other organizations because of their industry knowledge and deep understanding of the auditing process.”
SimpleQuE Inc. performs consulting, training and auditing of management systems with a focus on “quality excellence made simple” and sustainability. With certified experts in ISO 9001, IATF 16949 (automotive), AS9100 (aerospace), ISO 14001 (environmental) and other ISO-based standards, simpleQuE helps customers achieve their certification management objectives in the simplest, most-efficient and sustainable manner.
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