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ASQ’s CQSDI – Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries Forum 2023

March 6, 2023

The Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries Forum (CQSDI) 2023 SimpleQuE will be attending and exhibiting at the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries Forum (CQSDI) on March 14-16, 2023 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This year’s theme revolves around quality professionals’ keys to success – agility, adaptability and transformation.…

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Aerospace certifications worldwide and in the US

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

March 1, 2023

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 This table shows the number of aerospace supplier certifications for the quality management standards AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 in the U.S. and worldwide as of January 31, 2023.  With all the standards combined, there are 24,582 aerospace certifications worldwide with 10,164 of those in the United States…

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SimpleQuE Consultant Spotlight Bob Dornhecker

The simpleQuE Spotlight is on Bob Dornhecker, ISO and IATF 16949® Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

February 28, 2023

In the spotlight is Bob Dornhecker, simpleQuE’s IATF 16949® consultant and automotive quality management system (QMS) expert. Bob enjoys sharing his industry knowledge and is a contributing writer for our blogs on a range of topics from automotive industry trends, to implementing IATF 16949® certification, to maintaining IATF® certification. With over 35 years of combined experience…

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SimpleQuE Wins the Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Consulting Service Award for 2023

February 16, 2023

ISO and AS consulting agency, simpleQuE, has been awarded Aerospace and Defense Review’s Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Consulting Service companies for 2023   SimpleQuE, an ISO 9001 certified, independent consulting, training, and second-party auditing service provider, announced today that it has been named one of the Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Consulting Service companies for…

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ISO recertification cycle infographic

Ten Questions to Consider When Preparing for IATF 16949® Recertification

February 1, 2023

Preparing for your organization’s IATF 16949® recertification  In addition to being a transformational year for the automotive industry and its supply base, 2023 may also be an IATF 16949® recertification year for many companies.  The IATF 16949® standard has a three-year certification cycle with a recertification audit at the beginning of a new cycle.  A…

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ISO recertification cycle infographic

Preparing for Your ISO Recertification Audit and 8 Questions to Consider

February 1, 2023

Preparing for the Recertification Process Three-year recertification cycles are approaching for many companies that are certified to the ISO quality management system (QMS) standards. A question we are often asked is, “How should we prepare for recertification?” Realistically, for companies with a mature and effective QMS, it shouldn’t matter whether a surveillance audit or recertification…

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Shift to Electric Vehicles Triggers Biggest Auto-Factory Building Boom in Decades

January 24, 2023

Electric Vehicles are stimulating the automotive industry The U.S. auto industry is entering one of its biggest factory-building booms in years, a surge of spending largely driven by the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and new federal subsidies aimed at boosting U.S. battery manufacturing.  Through November 2022, about $33 billion in new auto-factory investment has…

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Will Automakers Require IATF 16949® Certification for Electric Vehicle Suppliers?

January 13, 2023

Electric Vehicle (EV) suppliers and IATF 16949® certification Electric Vehicles are accelerating change within the automotive supply chain and beyond, bringing opportunities, as well as challenges. As we watch the automotive industry transition from vehicle mobility based upon a fossil fuel powertrain to mobility based upon a stored energy powertrain, the impact to the automotive…

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Understanding the IATF Updates by Bob Dornhecker

Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions 9 and 10 Released by IATF®

January 5, 2023

The IATF® recently released Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 9-10 FAQ 9 This FAQ released on December 15, 2022, provides guidance and insight on Rules 5th Edition SI 26 that was released earlier in 2022.  As a reminder, Sanctioned Interpretation (SI) 26 is a risk-based scheduling and audit approach required to be applied by…

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General Motors Revises IATF 16949® Customer Specific Requirements Effective 1/1/23

December 29, 2022

General Motors IATF 16949® Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) revision dated December 22, 2022 General Motors (GM) has recently revised their customer specific requirements.  The latest revision is effective January 1, 2023. General Motors Customer Specific Requirements for IATF 16949 – January 2023 The revisions include the following: 3.3.1 Throughout the document: replaced: Risk Priority Number (RPN)…

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