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Important Update Regarding the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

October 3, 2019

SimpleQuE Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is at the AIAG Quality Summit and shares the latest news regarding adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda. GM – They noted this will be a significant transition for their company and need to do their own training first.  They…

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What keeps Quality Managers Awake At Night?

October 1, 2019

We recently asked some Quality Managers – what keeps them awake at night?  Overall, at the top of the list for Quality Managers is the responsibility for performance improvement – improving the quality and the systems and processes that deliver them and all the resources that support these processes.  That’s a very far-reaching responsibility that encompasses…

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ISO 9001 Myths and Their Reality

September 24, 2019

Let’s bust the myths about ISO 9001 – the world’s most used quality management system standard. Existing for almost 30 years,  many people have heard about ISO 9001, but not many fully understand what the standard involves. As a result, there are common myths about ISO 9001 that simpleQuE can help to clarify. Is it…

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New MAQMSR Gap Audit Checklist is Available!

September 11, 2019

The automotive experts at simpleQuE have created a MAQMSR Gap Audit Checklist for suppliers. This Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirement for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) gap audit checklist is based on sections of IATF 16949 selected for supplier QMS development. The purchase of this checklist comes with a free half hour of phone or email…

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SimpleQuE Congratulates Vortex Aviation on AS9110C Certification

September 3, 2019

Jim Lee, simpleQuE President, presents Tim Forbes and the Vortex Aviation team with a congratulatory plaque for their successful AS9110C certification.  The Vortex Aviation team in Ft. Lauderdale has been working with simpleQuE consultants to prepare for AS9110, which defines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations whose primary business is providing…

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Is it difficult to get ISO 9001 certification?

August 19, 2019

Is it difficult to get ISO 9001 certification? That depends on the quality management system you currently have in place and how committed your team is to bridging any gaps between your system and the requirements of the standard.  And don’t forget that after achieving ISO, AS, IATF or any type of quality system certification,…

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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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