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The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and Its Impact on Other EMS and QMS Standards

February 20, 2024

Delayed Progress: The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and its Impact on Other IATF, AS, EMS and QMS Standards ISO 9001, a cornerstone of Quality Management System (QMS) frameworks globally, was slated for its regular five-year review in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, all ISO standards went through a systematic review…

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Preparing for Your ISO Certification Audit – Tips From the Experts

February 7, 2024

Tips From SimpleQuE’s Experts on Preparing for Your ISO Certification Audit The consultants and auditors at simpleQuE have performed thousands of audits (including 2nd and 3rd party) and have prepared companies across a broad spectrum of industries for successful ISO, AS (aerospace) and IATF (automotive) certifications. This article consolidates the collective knowledge and practical tips…

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Congratulations on Successful AS9120 and ISO 9001 QMS Certifications!

February 1, 2024

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001 and AS9120 QMS certifications! Our simpleQuE team extends congratulations to AerCap Materials, Athenix Cyber and SIGINT (ACS), and NuCoat North America on successful QMS certifications!  These companies range in scope from the services and products they provide, and each recognizes the value of implementing and maintaining an effective Quality Management…

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So What Exactly is “ISO”?

January 23, 2024

ISO and the International Organization for Standardization Have you ever heard the old business saying “You can’t manage what you can’t measure?” ISO standards are the answer to the problem of measurement. The International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, publishes over 25,000 international standards that cover everything from quality management, to health and safety,…

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IATF 16949® QMS Major and Minor Nonconformances and Common Root Causes

December 14, 2023

IATF 16949® QMS Major and Minor Nonconformances A review of the latest global nonconformance data from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®) shows the areas where the top IATF 16949® audit findings occur.  As the simpleQuE infographic shows, the top three Major Nonconformances, are: 10.2.3   Problem solving  (9.93%) (video) 10.2.1    Nonconformity and corrective action …

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The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF, AIAG, and OEMs

The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF®, AIAG and OEMs

November 30, 2023

The Latest Updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs As many changes are occurring in the automotive quality industry, especially due to the effects of supply disruptions, we’ve summarized the latest updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs that will impact IATF 16949® certified automotive suppliers. Our automotive experts will be sharing their insights on these changes…

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Highlights From the 2023 AIAG Quality Summit Including IATF 16949® Updates

November 30, 2023

IATF 16949® Updates from the 2023 AIAG Quality Summit Every year, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) holds their Quality Summit which includes IATF 16949® and other important updates. SimpleQuE’s automotive consultant, Mark Dodson, attended and shares key takeaways that will impact automotive suppliers.  A question on everyone’s minds is – When will the IATF…

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simpleQuE infographic showing the latest number of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world

SimpleQuE Infographic With IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide As Of August 2023

November 14, 2023

IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide  Our creative design team has turned the latest numbers of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world into a colorful simpleQuE infographic. The Asian countries take the lead with 70,828 sites followed by Europe with 11,144 IATF 16949® sites.  The Americas total 7,694 with the United States taking…

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Top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in 2022

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in the Top Industries of 2022

October 20, 2023

  Top 10 Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in 2022 Results from the 2022 ISO Survey have been released and this simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top ten industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide as of 12/31/22. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them…

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World Standards Day 2023

SimpleQuE Celebrates World Standards Day – October 14, 2023

October 13, 2023

  SimpleQuE Celebrates World Standards Day and a Shared Vision for a Better World World Standards Day gives us much reason to celebrate, as standards are the core upon which our business revolves.  We work with a variety of service and manufacturing industries who are committed to providing quality services and products that are safe,…

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