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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.

What is ISO

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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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

January 4, 2019

Identifying process owners and understanding their significance in a quality management system is one of the most critical aspects in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.  Once the processes of your management system are defined the next step is to identify who has the responsibility for the performance of those processes.  This step replaces…

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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 Consultant Spotlight

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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Helping Materion Beryllium & Composites with 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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Helping Vista Get ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Vista Packaging is the Complete Package for Quality and Service

November 29, 2018

Congratulations to Vista Packaging and Logistics, which received ISO 9001:2015 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments for its headquarters in Columbus, OH. Vista’s management and quality team are committed to maintaining this certification and embracing the ISO standards in its business operations, and has utilized the services of simpleQuE for consulting and internal auditing since 2012.…

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November 2018 Automotive News

November 29, 2018

Headlines In November, Cherie Reiche of the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) announced that the release of the revised Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual has been pushed out to the end of 1st or early 2nd quarter 2019.  This AIAG and VDA-QMC collaboration will eventually revise all of the core tools. Also this month, the International Automotive Task…

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simpleQuE Consultant Spotlight

SimpleQuE Spotlight – Larry Coleman

November 20, 2018

  In the spotlight – learn about Larry Coleman, a dedicated simpleQuE consultant who rolls up his sleeves and works side-by-side with our clients to resolve quality issues. What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? Auditor, Trainer, Consultant What is your favorite QMS standard and why? AS9100 is my preferred standard.…

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