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How to Evaluate Supplier Quality and Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Suppliers

November 23, 2021

This article offers advice on evaluating supplier quality, warning signs that should raise red flags, and questions to ask when choosing suppliers. Is your supplier ISO 9001 certified or ISO 9001 compliant? Perhaps this is a question your company should be asking of its suppliers.  Companies like Disney are now requiring that their suppliers be…

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Muncy Corporation – A Case Study on Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Managment System

November 15, 2021

Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Management System (QMS) PROBLEM FACED James Geron, Quality Manager, of Muncy Corportation emphasized, “The biggest problem we had was getting people to do internal audits, because we don’t live and breathe the standard like your auditors do. It was a logistics nightmare for me and the rest of the company to…

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World Quality Week 2021 – Sustainability: Improving Our Products, People and Planet

November 10, 2021

World Quality Week 2021 is in full swing to celebrate the quality management profession.  This year’s theme – Sustainability: improving our products, people and planet – is so appropriate for our current times and one that will serve companies well into the future.  From November 8-12 CQI (Chartered Quality Institute) has created a program and…

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How YSK Corporation Achieved IATF 16949® and ISO 14001 Certifications

November 3, 2021

YSK Corporation an IATF 16949® and ISO 14001 Case Study   BACKGROUND YSK Corporation, located in Chillicothe, Ohio, is part of the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Industry. Founded in 1989, this Japanese-owned company (headquartered in Fuchu, Tokyo) is one of 26 companies worldwide in the YSK Yanagawa Seiki corporate family.  YSK Corp. specializes in the…

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SAC 2021 Governors Panel

A Spirit of Cooperation – How the South Became the New Automotive Corridor

October 27, 2021

SimpleQuE was an exhibitor at the 2021 Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) in Birmingham, Alabama October 13-15, 2021, where the theme was “Made in the South”.  That has become more evident over the last 3 decades as manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Mazda, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (a new joint venture), Honda, Kia, Nissan, Hyundai, Tesla, BMW, PACCAR,…

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Electrify Your QMS! – Highlights from the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates

October 25, 2021

Participants from 25 countries, along with SimpleQuE’s Shirley Kennedy, attended the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit virtually on October 5 – 6.  The range of topics included Quality 4.0, remote audits, updates from IAOB and the OEMs, the trends for electric and autonomous vehicles, and the rapid transformation of the automotive supply chain to provide the…

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Motus – IATF 16949® Case Study

October 7, 2021

Motus Integrated Technologies – IATF 16949® Case Study CHALLENGE Janesville Fiber Solutions (a unit of Motus Integrated Technologies) is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical and thermal fiber insulation. Recognizing its environmental responsibility, Motus focuses on the continuous development of environmentally friendly fiber solutions. Their core product ingredient is recycled fiber and the…

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Top 10 countries with ISO 9001 certifications

Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Worldwide – ISO Survey 2020

September 30, 2021

These simpleQuE infographics show the top 10 countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide. The data is based on the 2020 ISO Survey results which estimate the number of valid certificates as of December 31, 2020.  The International Standards Organization compiles the number of valid certificates for the 12 ISO management standards (ISO 9001, ISO…

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Top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.

Top Industries for ISO Certification

September 29, 2021

This simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification worldwide. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them opportunities to earn the business of companies that require it of their vendors. It shows they have documented and implemented effective quality and environmental management systems that…

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How effective is remote auditing?

How Effective is Remote Auditing for Managment Systems Certification Audits?

September 28, 2021

How effective is remote auditing for management systems certification audits?  To answer that question, the German Society for the Certification of Management Systems (DQS), a global certification body, surveyed 5000 IAAR clients and more than 500 auditors in 2019.  DQS is a member of the IAAR (Independent Association of Accredited Registrars) which is a consortium…

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