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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.

Caliburn-Comprehensive Health Services Attains ISO 9001 Certification

May 17, 2019

Caliburn-Comprehensive Health Services (Caliburn-CHS) is leading the way in workforce healthcare with ISO 9001 and a healthy quality management system (QMS).  Recognizing the importance of having an effective and certified quality management system, Caliburn-CHS retained the services of simpleQuE consultants to guide their team through the ISO 9001 implementation process. In March of this year,…

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SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville on IATF 16949 Certification

Janesville Acoustics Transitions to IATF 16949

May 2, 2019

Janesville Acoustics Quality Team – Warrensburg, MO Janesville Acoustics successfully transitions to IATF 16949.  Janesville, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry.  The company shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is…

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Coming Soon: The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

April 29, 2019

AIAG and VDA have collaborated to completely rewrite their Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manuals into a single AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, using a process-oriented approach to meet the requirements of both industry groups.  The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook (first of the core tool series), is expected to be released in June…

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Earth Day and ISO 14001

April 22, 2019

Earth Day, a good day to reflect on ISO 14001 and ways organizations can respect the planet by being environmentally responsible. When ISO 14001 was initiated, this standard (for Environmental Management) served as a guide for gauging and monitoring the activities of a company and its impact on the environment. Today, ISO 14001 certification is…

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Why Be ISO 9001 Certified?

April 5, 2019

Our infographic demonstrates how ISO certification can bring a host of benefits to your organization.  Other benefits of implementing and maintaining an effective quality management system include: Client Requirements – More and more customers are demanding that their vendors be certified. If your business doesn’t meet this criteria you could be losing out on sales. Increased…

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IATF FAQs - frequently asked questions

IATF FAQs and How to Utilize Them

March 19, 2019

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer In March 2019 the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) released four new FAQs (#23-26).  A FAQ clarifies the intent of an existing IATF 16949:2016 requirement.   These FAQs are applicable to your Quality Management System (QMS) and can be found on IATF’s website. Below are steps for…

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Avoid hazards with effective corrective action and problem solving

Avoid Hazards with Effective Corrective Action and Problem Solving

February 25, 2019

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer Which culture describes your organization when dealing with hazards – fire-fighting or problem solving? The process for corrective action and problem solving is a foundational element of any quality management system.  Unfortunately, many organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action and problem-solving process.   When…

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What is ISO and why does your organization need to be ISO compliant

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 for Your Quality Management System

January 4, 2019

By Kim Roan – simpleQuE Consultant, Auditor and Trainer Define Your Quality Management System Processes  Identifying process owners and understanding their significance in a quality management system (QMS) is one of the most critical aspects in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.  Process ownership is especially relevant in the automotive realm of IATF 16949,…

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