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At simpleQuE, we strive to keep our customers and partners informed by providing articles in our weekly blog designed to help answer your questions. Keep up on the latest industry and quality insights by reading our newsletters and following us on social media. We’ve also created useful tools and templates to share.

Building A Better Business – ASA/AFRA Conference 2019

June 11, 2019

Learn how to build a better business at the 2019 Aviation Suppliers Assn. (ASA)/Aircraft Fleet Recycling Assn. (AFRA) Conference which is just a month away (July 14-16 in Montreal, Canada). This conference is one of the largest for the aviation distributor industry and draws aviation professionals worldwide. ASA represents over 600 member companies that lead…

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The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets!

June 4, 2019

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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AS9145 – APQP and PPAP for Aerospace

June 3, 2019

The aerospace standard AS9145 was released in 2016 and titled “Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)”.  Aerospace adopted the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) APQP concepts and applied a common-sense approach in fitting these to the Aerospace industry.  While there are some differences, the theme, purpose, and concepts…

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PACS Switchgear transitions to ISO 9001:2015

May 28, 2019

PACS Switchgear LLC is congratulated by simpleQuE on its transition to ISO 9001:2015. PACS designs and manufactures a complete product line of standard and special medium voltage metalclad and arc resistant switchgear in Mansfield, OH. Many of their products are designed to service specific industries such as steel, railroad, wind, solar and generation.

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Caliburn-Comprehensive Health Services Attains ISO 9001 Certification

May 17, 2019

Caliburn-Comprehensive Health Services (Caliburn-CHS) is leading the way in workforce healthcare with ISO 9001 and a healthy quality management system (QMS).  Recognizing the importance of having an effective and certified quality management system, Caliburn-CHS retained the services of simpleQuE consultants to guide their team through the ISO 9001 implementation process. In March of this year,…

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SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville on IATF 16949 Certification

Janesville Acoustics Transitions to IATF 16949

May 2, 2019

Janesville Acoustics Quality Team – Warrensburg, MO Janesville Acoustics successfully transitions to IATF 16949.  Janesville, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry.  The company shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is…

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Coming Soon: The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

April 29, 2019

AIAG and VDA have collaborated to completely rewrite their Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manuals into a single AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, using a process-oriented approach to meet the requirements of both industry groups.  The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook (first of the core tool series), is expected to be released in June…

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Earth Day and ISO 14001

April 22, 2019

Earth Day, a good day to reflect on ISO 14001 and ways organizations can respect the planet by being environmentally responsible. When ISO 14001 was initiated, this standard (for Environmental Management) served as a guide for gauging and monitoring the activities of a company and its impact on the environment. Today, ISO 14001 certification is…

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Why Be ISO 9001 Certified?

April 5, 2019

Our infographic demonstrates how ISO certification can bring a host of benefits to your organization.  Other benefits of implementing and maintaining an effective quality management system include: Client Requirements – More and more customers are demanding that their vendors be certified. If your business doesn’t meet this criteria you could be losing out on sales. Increased…

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IATF FAQs and How to Utilize Them

March 19, 2019

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer In March 2019 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) released four new FAQs (#23-26).  A FAQ clarifies the intent of an existing IATF 16949:2016 requirement.   These FAQs are applicable to your Quality Management System (QMS) and can be found on IATF’s website. Below are steps for…

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