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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.

Why-Be-ISO-9001-Certified

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 - frequently asked questions

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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Avoid hazards with effective corrective action and problem solving

Avoid Hazards with Effective Corrective Action and Problem Solving

February 25, 2019

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer Which culture describes your organization when dealing with hazards – fire-fighting or problem solving? The process for corrective action and problem solving is a foundational element of any quality management system.  Unfortunately, many organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action and problem-solving process.   When…

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What is ISO and why does your organization need to be ISO compliant

What is ISO?

February 15, 2019

What is ISO? Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”? A simple explanation is that ISO is an organization that develops standards to address the issues of measurement. The International Organization for Standardization (also known as ISO), is based in Geneva, Switzerland and has published 22,513 international standards and related documents…

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SimpleQuE Infographic - A new website and services for 2019

A New Website and Services for 2019!

January 25, 2019

  Welcome to 2019 and our new website at www.simpleQuE.com!  Explore the site to meet our team and see all of the services our experts can provide to implement and simplify your company’s ISO, EMS, AS or IATF management system.   In response to your requests, we offer consulting in new standards, and have expanded our training…

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KRAGUJEVAC, SERBIA - CIRCA APRIL 2012: Workers assembles cars at Fiat Cars Serbia factory, circa April 2012 in Kragujevac.

Process Ownership 101 for Your Quality Management System

January 4, 2019

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer Define Your Quality Management System Processes  Identifying process owners and understanding their significance in a quality management system (QMS) is one of the most critical aspects in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.  Process ownership is especially relevant in the automotive realm of IATF 16949,…

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AirStart – Flying High with ASA-100 and AS9120

December 28, 2018

Jim Lee, simpleQuE President, congratulates Ritchin Sen, AirStart Quality Manager, on ASA-100 accreditation with Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA). Also AS9120 certified, AirStart is the company that has a passion for aviation, airplanes and its clients. Jim consulted with AirStart to prepare them for ASA-100 accreditation and AS9120 certification which is based on the aerospace standard…

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SimpleQuE Employee Spotlight Natalie Sheflyand

SimpleQuE Spotlight – Natalie Sheflyand

December 20, 2018

Meet Natalie Sheflyand, an Auditor, Trainer, and Consultant who has been with simpleQuE for 4 years. She values her family and treating her clients the way she would want to be treated. Having been in the field of engineering since the age of 17, Natalie is a valued member of the simpleQuE team. What Is…

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Distribution of the 66,965 ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 Certified Sites

Distribution of the 66,965 ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 Certified Sites

December 18, 2018

Discover the ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 certified sites around the world and how the number certified has climbed since 2002. Click to enlarge image.

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Preparing Materion Beryllium & Composites for Certification

Materion – Advanced Material Solutions for Aerospace

December 5, 2018

Congratulations to Materion and their corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, OH for achieving AS9100D (Aerospace) certification along with 6 US sites located in OH, IL, MI and PA. Founded in 1931, the company serves customers in more than 50 countries with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide. The…

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