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An executive overview of IATF 16949

IATF 16949® A Video Introduction and Executive Overview

May 8, 2024

Getting started with IATF 16949® – A video overview An executive brief on what an organization needs to know and what to expect when implementing IATF 16949®. In this video by simpleQuE’s automotive QMS expert, Bob Dornhecker, IATF 16949® implementation is discussed, including organizational involvement, responsibilities and some of the obstacles that may need to…

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SimpleQuE infographic of the ISO 9001 Climate Change Amendments and how they could impact your business

The ISO Climate Change Amendments and Their Impact on Certified Companies and Auditors

April 26, 2024

What certified companies and auditors should know about the new ISO Climate Change Amendments  The new Climate Change Amendments have been added to ISO 9001 and over 30 other Management System Standards by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to ensure that climate change issues are considered by organizations in the context of the effectiveness…

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SimpleQuE Celebrates 19 Years of Excellence in ISO-based Standards Consultancy

April 10, 2024

Celebrating 19 years of Quality Excellence! As simpleQuE proudly celebrates its 19th anniversary, the company reflects on nearly two decades of unwavering commitment to excellence in ISO-based standards consultancy. Founded with a vision to provide expertise and support to clients navigating the complex landscape of quality management systems, simpleQuE has emerged as a trusted partner…

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The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF, AIAG, and OEMs

The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF®, AIAG and OEMs

March 27, 2024

The Latest Updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs As many changes are occurring in the automotive quality industry, especially due to the effects of supply disruptions, we’ve summarized the latest updates from IATF®, AIAG and OEMs that will impact IATF 16949® certified automotive suppliers. Our automotive experts will be sharing their insights on these changes…

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The New APQP and Control Plan Core Tools are published!

March 15, 2024

The 3rd edition APQP and 1st edition Control Plan Core Tools manuals are published by AIAG  The new Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Control Plan enhanced core tools are now available with all standard languages published at the same time. What was once a manual that included both APQP and Control Plan are now…

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ISO Adds Climate Action Amendments to Management System Standards

March 5, 2024

Climate action amendments are added to ISO management standards The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) announced in February, the addition of Climate Action Amendments to a number of existing, and to all new ISO Management Standards. This change was done in support of the ISO London Declaration and reflects the…

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The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and Its Impact on Other EMS and QMS Standards

February 20, 2024

Delayed Progress: The Status of the ISO 9001 Revision and its Impact on Other IATF, AS, EMS and QMS Standards ISO 9001, a cornerstone of Quality Management System (QMS) frameworks globally, was slated for its regular five-year review in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, all ISO standards went through a systematic review…

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Preparing for Your ISO Certification Audit – Tips From the Experts

February 7, 2024

Tips From SimpleQuE’s Experts on Preparing for Your ISO Certification Audit The consultants and auditors at simpleQuE have performed thousands of audits (including 2nd and 3rd party) and have prepared companies across a broad spectrum of industries for successful ISO, AS (aerospace) and IATF (automotive) certifications. This article consolidates the collective knowledge and practical tips…

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Congratulations on Successful AS9120 and ISO 9001 QMS Certifications!

February 1, 2024

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001 and AS9120 QMS certifications! Our simpleQuE team extends congratulations to AerCap Materials, Athenix Cyber and SIGINT (ACS), and NuCoat North America on successful QMS certifications!  These companies range in scope from the services and products they provide, and each recognizes the value of implementing and maintaining an effective Quality Management…

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So What Exactly is “ISO”?

January 23, 2024

ISO and the International Organization for Standardization Have you ever heard the old business saying “You can’t manage what you can’t measure?” ISO standards are the answer to the problem of measurement. The International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, publishes over 25,000 international standards that cover everything from quality management, to health and safety,…

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