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Automotive quality

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. This…

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SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville for IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Janesville Acoustics Successfully Transitions to IATF 16949

November 16, 2018

Janesville Acoustics, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry. Janesville shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical fiber insulation to a variety of…

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simpleQuE a Top ISO, IATF, AS Consulting Company

Top 10 Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

November 13, 2018

Many reasons support why an organization should pursue ISO 9001 certification. Often, it’s because a client requests it, or a contract requires it, or the Management Team sets it as a strategic priority.   Whatever the reason for achieving ISO certification, here are the Top 10 Benefits you will experience when implementing this standard as…

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SimpleQuE congratulates the Philpott Rubber Team on ISO 9001:2015 certification

Congratulations to the Philpott Rubber Team!

November 7, 2018

Established in 1889, Philpott Rubber Company has grown to be a leading provider of custom molded and extruded rubber parts, quality adhesives and custom polymer parts to the industrial, commercial and government market sectors. Philpott Rubber’s offerings are specifically tailored to satisfy each customer’s unique Operational and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements.  Located in Brunswick, Ohio, the team at Philpott Rubber worked with simpleQuE consultant,…

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Top Industries for ISO Certifications

Top Industries for ISO Certification

October 26, 2018

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 have been verified by a third party. Certification is an important step for manufacturers and service…

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Preparing Amatec Micro-Poise for ISO 9001 Certification

Congratulations to the Amatec Micro-Poise Team!

October 19, 2018

Micro-Poise Measurement Systems (a business unit of Amatec, Inc.) provides a complete line of high performance production and laboratory equipment used by manufactures globally to meet their test, measurement and inspection requirements.  This equipment allows customers in the Tire, Wheel, and Automotive industries to assess and correct the balance, uniformity and geometry of tires, wheels, tire…

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SimpleQuE Consultant Spotlight Karen Spencer

simpleQuE Spotlight – Karen Spencer

October 17, 2018

Introducing one of our accomplished consultants, Karen Spencer. She has been with simpleQuE for nearly 2 years and continues to be an asset to the company. Read on to discover Karen’s interests, achievements, and goals. What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? I am a consultant, auditor and trainer for simpleQuE,…

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Coming Soon Core Tools – an International Collaboration - By Kim Roan - SimpleQuE

Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration – By Kim Roan

October 4, 2018

On the heels of the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949, the AIAG (USA) and VDA-QMC (Germany) are collaborating to improve the automotive Core Tools.  These Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system and include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure…

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Helping DANA with their IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Congratulations to Dana Incorporated!

October 2, 2018

With sites in 33 countries on six continents, Dana Incorporated is positioned to serve customers worldwide. In 2016, Dana was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.  That kind of trust and quality has earned Dana an impressive list of automotive customers including Ford, FCA, Renault-Nissan, GM and Toyota. That’s why IATF 16949 quality…

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