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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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Stainless Steel Midwest is ISO 9001:2015 certified!

September 22, 2021

President of Stainless Steel Midwest (SSMW), Steve Jones, and ISO Coordinator, Shani Womack are presented with a congratulatory plaque by simpleQuE Consultant, Don Milinkovich for achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification.  Located in LaGrange, KY, SSMW specializes in stainless steel and special alloy recycling. Since its founding in 2012, Stainless Steel Midwest’s mission has been to provide…

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What It Takes to Be a SimpleQuE QMS Consultant

September 13, 2021

SimpleQuE consultants are an integral part of our team, carrying out our mission of service to each of our clients. By continually upholding the mission to provide simple, effective, and customized solutions, we have been able to guide more than 1000 organizations toward implementing and maintaining their environmental and quality management systems. In the video Deanne Sparr…

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SimpleQuE Spotlight – Deanne Sparr

September 7, 2021

  This month, simpleQuE shines the spotlight on Deanne Sparr. Deanne spent over a decade as a lead auditor with Smithers Quality Assessments before accepting the executive vice president position at simpleQuE. She has performed 2nd and 3rd-party audits for all sizes of companies in a variety of standards (ISO, automotive, environmental), in addition to previously operating her own…

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ISO 9001 certification - Changing the Standards for Higher Education

ISO 9001 Certification Changing the Standards for Higher Education

August 27, 2021

  ISO 9001 certification is changing the standards for Higher Education.  More than 1 million organizations and companies worldwide understand the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified, along with a growing number of educational institutions.  The 2020 ISO.org Survey shows that in the Education Sector 12,309 ISO 9001 certificates have been issued worldwide. Standardization has…

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CertSearch – a New IAF Database of Certified Companies

August 13, 2021

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has created CertSearch – a new global database resource to verify accredited management system certifications.  IAF is the worldwide association of accreditation bodies whose members represent 83 government and semi-government accreditation bodies and industry associations from around the world.   IAF collects data from 69 Accreditation Bodies and 1,155 Certification Bodies…

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AS9145 APQP and PPAP Deliverables

AS9145 – APQP and PPAP for Aerospace

August 8, 2021
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SimpleQuE spotlight on Jim Lee

SimpleQuE Spotlight – Jim Lee

August 3, 2021

In this blog we shine the spotlight on simpleQuE’s President, Jim Lee, who founded the company in 2005.  Jim shares his personal interests and hobbies, and gives insight into his background and business philosophy. Thinking back over your career, what is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of achieving and why? Working to save…

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Customized Onsite QMS Training for Internal Auditors, Process Owners, and Your Quality Team

July 13, 2021

  SimpleQuE makes QMS training simple and convenient with our customized, on-site training, because we bring the instructor to you. Topics include training for:  Internal Auditors with the Process Audit Approach, Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving, Implementation and Full Standard Reviews, Process Ownership, Core Tools and more!   The training is conducted by our experienced technical…

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women in engineering by discipline

SimpleQuE Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

June 23, 2021

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.  Many of our simpleQuE team have an engineering degree and manufacturing background which is what makes them such phenomenal…

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