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Join Jim Lee at the 2019 ASA AFRA Conference

July 11, 2019

  The 2019 Aviation Suppliers Assn. (ASA)/Aircraft Fleet Recycling Assn. (AFRA) Conference is just a few days away (in Montreal Canada from July 14-16).  At this year’s conference simpleQuE President, Jim Lee, will be co-presenting along with Sam O’Conner at the workshop on Quantifying the Value of Certification – Operational and Financial.  Sam is Vice President of…

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Aviation Suppliers Association 2019 Annual Conference – ASA Auditor Training

July 10, 2019

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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Aviation Suppliers Association 2019 Annual Conference

July 10, 2019

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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Get Ready for AIAG and VDA FMEA Overview Training

July 8, 2019

SimpleQuE will soon be offering AIAG & VDA FMEA Overview Training.  This one-day session will provide an overview of the newly released AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook to assist automotive suppliers in understanding the changes to transition from the AIAG 4th Edition FMEA.  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) will be addressed from both the…

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What is ISO 9001 Certification and Why is it so Important?

June 27, 2019

    The ISO 9001 standard exists to provide organizations with the opportunity to develop baseline quality management systems, improve processes and meet the needs of customers. Achieving ISO 9001 certification is an important step for manufacturers and service providers, as it emphasizes performance while proving a dedication to quality and customers. As ISO 9001…

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Allied Motion – Celebrating Multiple Quality Certifications

June 18, 2019

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. achieves multiple quality certifications and simpleQuE celebrates a partnership which began in 2005 with consulting and training at their site in Dayton, OH (formerly Globe Motors).  Over the years they outsourced their internal audits to our industry experts.  When it was time to upgrade to the new AS9100, IATF 16949, ISO…

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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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