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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.

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IATF Allows Audit Waivers and Measures in Response to COVID-19

April 3, 2020

On March 27, 2020 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) released “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”.  Recognizing the impact on the global economy and automotive industry is unprecedented, the IATF is providing temporary relief measures for upcoming audits (beyond those currently covered in CB Communique 2020-001). This document…

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A Case for Obtaining More Resources to Support Your Quality System – The Cost of Poor Quality

March 26, 2020

Many in the quality arena won’t be surprised to know that the top response in our poll was “Not enough resources to support the quality system.”  Of 309 respondents, 21% indicated that this is the main issue that keeps them up at night.  We feel your pain, and in this blog simpleQuE President, Jim Lee,…

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What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night? – Poll Results Are In!

March 25, 2020

Over the last month, quality management people have been weighing in on what’s weighing on their minds.  Our simpleQuE poll has received 309 responses to date and we’ve listed the quality issues so you can see how they are ranked by your peers. As promised, our future blog posts will address these challenges and provide…

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Management of Extraordinary Events – COVID-19 Notices from IAQG and IATF

March 18, 2020

“Management of Extraordinary Events…” that is how the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) began their latest Notice for Suppliers regarding COVID-19. Under these extraordinary circumstances, simpleQuE is sharing information from the aerospace and automotive oversight organizations to address the concerns of our clients.

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Remote Auditing During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Risk Management in a Pandemic

March 17, 2020

  Internal auditing in these unique times of Coronavirus is challenging as companies are faced with a whole new level of risk management during this pandemic. But there is a viable and safer option – remote auditing.

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SimpleQuE ASA-100 Rev 5 Updates

ASA-100 Rev 5: What’s Changed & How To Comply

March 2, 2020

ASA-100 Rev 5 has arrived! This means all ASA-100 accredited aircraft parts distributors must do the following to upgrade their system to the new revision, before July 1, 2020, or your next annual ASA audit (whichever is first): Get a free copy of the ASA-100 Rev 5.0 standard.  Understand what has changed with this helpful…

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SimpleQuE Aerospace Quality Industry News: Latest AAQG Updates

February 27, 2020

Keeping up with the latest news in aerospace quality, Jim Lee reports on the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Registration Management Committee meeting held in Orlando this January. Here is his summary with important information for AS certified aerospace and defense suppliers. Changes to note: The aerospace industry is beginning to adopt the automotive APQP…

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simpleQuE Poll Results: What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night?

February 25, 2020

  Check out the latest poll results on “What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night?”. See if your fellow peers are experiencing similar issues.

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Tell Us What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night – Participate in our Poll

February 24, 2020

Participate in our poll which targets the top quality issues and see which ones are ranked the highest by you and your peers. The challenges that quality leaders and teams face in today’s business arena can be daunting. And that’s understandable considering that quality management involves a range of responsibilities like – risk, corporate culture,…

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SimpleQuE Spotlight on Leanne Killmeyer

February 21, 2020

This month we’re shining the simpleQuE spotlight on  aerospace consultant and auditor – Leanne Killmeyer, whose personal philosophy is, “Live by the golden rule, do your best all the time and never give up.” Her colleagues and clients have found this to be true and reflected in her work ethic as well.  Learn more about…

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