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The Benefits of AIMM – The Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model

August 3, 2022

  Learn How to be an AIMM® Maverick in This Free Webinar In this video, Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE, discusses the benefits of AIMM® (the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model), its purpose, and structure.   Standards, like AS9100, require and promote continual improvement, but standards can’t be used to measure the progression of improvement achieved.  Once…

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Where Documented Information is Required in a Quality Management System

July 13, 2022

Where Documented Information is Required in ISO 9001 Where the ISO 9001 standard historically used terms like “quality manual”, “document”, “documented procedures”, and “records”, ISO 9001:2015 now uses the term “documented information” (clause 7.5) to collectively refer to it all. Clause 7.5 provides guidance while allowing flexibility in the way organizations can choose to document their…

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AS9100 Standards Major and Minor Nonconformances for 2019

June 28, 2022

Click on the chart to see the full image of AS91XX Major and Minor Nonconformances by clause. Top 10 AS9100 Standards: Major and Minor Nonconformances These top 10 minor/major combined findings from 2019 for all the AS91XX aerospace standards (AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120) were collected from certification body audits in the Americas sector.  This data…

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SimpleQuE Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

June 23, 2022

Women have played an important role in all fields of engineering On International Women in Engineering Day, we recognize the important role women engineers have had in shaping the world. The chart shows the types of engineering disciplines in which women have chosen as a career path.  The first woman to receive a degree in…

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ISO 9001:2015 is Under Review with Design Specification to be Developed

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 is under review  In 2020, when the ISO 9001:2015 standard was supposed to go through its 5-year review for potential updates, it was right in the middle of the Covid pandemic and international turmoil. (All ISO standards go through a systematic review every five years to determine whether it is still valid or needs…

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All About AS9100 – The Aerospace Standard for Aviation, Space and Defense

June 2, 2022

What is AS9100? AS9100 is an internationally recognized aerospace quality management system (QMS) standard that uses ISO 9001 as its foundation, but has additional requirements specific to the Aviation, Space and Defense industries. These AS9100 requirements ensure quality, airworthiness, safety and consistency by addressing the areas of product conformance to requirements, process effectiveness, risk management,…

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Maintaining Your QMS and ISO Certification

May 13, 2022

Achieved ISO 9001 Certification, Now What? Now that you have achieved ISO 9001 certification, you must maintain your Quality Management System (QMS) and make improvements. It is more important now, that the QMS doesn’t fall apart. Internal ownership by the process owners must be maintained, and buy-in needs to continue past the initial certification audit.…

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SimpleQuE Celebrates 17 Years of AS, IATF® and ISO Quality Excellence Made Simple

April 20, 2022

  SimpleQuE Celebrates 17 Years of Quality Excellence! In April our simpleQuE team celebrates 17 years of ISO consulting, auditing and training!  SimpleQuE was founded in 2005 with the mission of providing simple, effective solutions that are customized to a company’s culture and business complexity.  And since that time, we’ve assisted more than 1,000 organizations…

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SimpleQuE Congratulates Miyake Forging NA and Detailed Machining on ISO 9001 Certification!

April 13, 2022

  Another Success Story: ISO 9001 Certification These ISO 9001:2015 certified companies recognize the value of implementing and maintaining a Quality Management System. Congratulations from our team at simpleQuE to your team, we’re pleased with your success and to have provided consulting and auditing services along the way!  Miyake Forging North America Corp (Surgoinsville, TN)…

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AS9100:2016 – Does your aerospace company effectively monitor external providers? By Jim Lee

April 5, 2022

AS9100D Clause 8.4: Control of External Providers  AS9100D was released in 2016 and one significant change from the previous version is the requirement for greater control of external providers and sub-tier suppliers, based on risk. For example: Delegations in clause 8.4.2 requires you to periodically monitor the external provider’s delegated verification activities. Auditors are going…

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