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IATF 16949 Global Certifications

IATF 16949 Certifications Worldwide

February 4, 2020

This simpleQuE infographic shows the distribution of IATF 16949 certifications worldwide by region.  According to the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB), as of October 2019, there were 75,970 certified sites, with China holding almost 50% of the global certifications.  China’s high percentage of certifications is due to the country’s mandate for IATF 16949 certification all…

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SimpleQuE to attend Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries

January 23, 2020

Team SimpleQuE will attend and exhibit at the ASQ Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI) March 9-10, 2020, at Cape Canaveral, FL.  This event features high-level industry and government keynote and featured speakers along with new panel topics on Digital Transformation, Commercial Space regulations, advancements in Additive Manufacturing and more. NASA’s…

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Top 10 IATF 16949 Minor Nonconformances

January 16, 2020

SimpleQuE’s infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019. A majority of the minor nonconformances fall under the Operations section with clauses 8.5.1 Control of Production and Service Provision and 8.5.1.1 Control Plan in the top three.  Here is a summary of…

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Top 10 IATF 16949 Major Nonconformances

January 16, 2020

This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 major nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019.  At the top of the chart are Corrective Action and Problem Solving which are foundational elements of any quality management system.  This indicates organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action…

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Congratulations

Congratulations on Successful ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 Certification!

January 9, 2020

  Congratulations!  Our team at simpleQuE proudly recognizes these companies for their dedication to quality and successful ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certification. NuTex Concepts (Lenoir, NC) – ISO 9001:2015 Industry Products Company (Piqua, OH) – IATF 16949:2016 CinChemPro, LLC (Batavia, OH) – ISO 9001:2015 PK USA, Inc (Shelbyville, IN) – IATF 16949:2016

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Interaction of Process Maps – The Process Approach

January 9, 2020

By Jim Lee, President simpleQuE Understanding the interaction of process maps is key to the Process Approach.  Companies typically have some type of flow diagram or map showing their interaction of processes. This is the most common method to demonstrate compliance with the process requirements in ISO 9001:2015 clause 4.4 or any of the other…

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What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System?

December 16, 2019

What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System? Your company could have many motivations behind implementing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001. However, making the decision to invest in a QMS always comes down to potential for profit, and an organization’s quality performance absolutely affects the bottom line. That’s…

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World Quality Day

SimpleQuE Celebrates World Quality Day

November 14, 2019

SimpleQuE celebrates World Quality Day and 100 years of quality, which evolved with the guidance of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and the contributions of  quality management professionals across the globe. They have empowered organizations to sustain and improve performance, and boost customer satisfaction across all sectors. Quality has even played a major role in…

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Congratulations

Congratulations on Successful ISO 9001 and AS9110 Certification!

October 31, 2019

Congratulations on Successful Certification! These ISO 9001 and AS9110 certified companies recognize the value of implementing and maintaining a Quality Management System.  Congratulations from our team at simpleQuE to your team, we’re pleased with your success and to have provided consulting services along the way! Advanced IT Concepts, Inc (AITC), (Winter Springs, FL) – ISO…

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Important Update Regarding the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

October 3, 2019

SimpleQuE Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is at the AIAG Quality Summit and shares the latest news regarding adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda. GM – They noted this will be a significant transition for their company and need to do their own training first.  They…

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