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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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SimpleQuE Infographic MAQMSR vs IATF

MAQMSR vs IATF 16949®: Learn The Key Differences

May 28, 2021

Learn the 4 key differences between MAQMSR and IATF 16949® and which option is best for your company’s needs. 1) Who Would Benefit? MAQMSR (Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements) was written by FCA and Ford and is permitted as part of development toward IATF® certification. MAQMSR is geared for sub-tier suppliers that are deemed…

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Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings And How To Address Them In The QMS

May 20, 2021

Part 4:  Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings & How To Address Them In The QMS The last of our automotive series looks at the top IATF 16949® audit findings and how to address them in the company’s quality management system (QMS). Data and internal measures are compiled and analyzed by most every organization within the…

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How to Gather, Communicate and Implement CSRs (Customer Specific Requirements)

How to Gather, Communicate and Implement CSRs (Customer Specific Requirements)

May 5, 2021

IATF 16949® and Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) Part 3 of our automotive series explains how to gather, communicate and implement customer-specific requirements (CSRs).   For IATF 16949® registered companies, there is a keen awareness that CSRs play an important role in the quality management system (QMS).  CSRs are defined as “interpretations of or supplemental requirements linked…

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Using Automotive Manufacturing Process Audits to Focus on Value and Maximize Improvements

April 27, 2021

In this article, we explore the various types of automotive manufacturing Process Audits, what they are and how to maximize improvements. A manufacturing process audit is an audit of the manufacturing (and manufacturing support) activities.  According to IATF 16949 section this audit must include all manufacturing shifts, include evidence of shift handover, and include…

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Where Does it Say THAT?! – Frequently Overlooked IATF 16949® Requirements

April 22, 2021

Where does it say THAT?!  That’s a phrase that many auditors have probably heard.  As most organizations in the automotive supply chain are aware, IATF 16949® is a demanding standard.  With many requirements (comprising the entirety of ISO 9001, the IATF 16949® components, Sanctioned Interpretations, Core Tools, CSRs, etc.) the organization can feel a bit…

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The ISO 9001:2015 Certification Guide is Here and It’s Free!

April 9, 2021

SimpleQuE’s free Detailed Guide to ISO 9001 Certification is hot off the press (so to speak) and ready for download.  This helpful step-by-step guide by Jim Lee, gives valuable insight into what needs to be done to achieve and maintain ISO 9001:2015 certification.  If your company is looking to implement an ISO 9001 quality management…

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