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Aerospace certifications worldwide and in the US

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

February 21, 2022

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 This table shows the number of aerospace supplier certifications for the quality management standards AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 in the U.S. and worldwide as of February 14, 2022.  With all the standards combined, there are 24,084 aerospace certifications worldwide with 10,041 of those in the United States…

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Auditing checklist using a process approach

33 Questions for Auditing – Utilizing a Process Approach

February 18, 2022

ISO 9001 Process Approach Auditing These questions for auditing utilize a process approach. Whether facing a surveillance audit from a certification body or preparing for an internal quality audit – knowing what you face and being prepared puts you a step ahead.  Process-based audits are tools companies can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their…

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Cincinnati Gearing Systems IATF 16949® and ISO 9001

Cincinnati Gearing Systems – Gearing Up For ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification

February 14, 2022

Gearing up for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification – A Case Study BACKGROUND Founded in 1907, Cincinnati Gearing Systems (CGS) is a recognized leader in precision power transmission component manufacturing. CGS’ headquarters is certified through Eagle Registrations to IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. Cincinnati Gearing Systems has a wide range of experience in supporting…

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Congratulations from simpleQuE

Congratulations to ESP, MicroWeld, Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec for Their QMS Certifications!

February 11, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001 and AS9100 QMS certifications! Our simpleQuE team extends congratulations to ESP, Inc., MicroWeld Engineering, Inc., Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec, Inc.!  These companies range in scope from the services and products they provide, and each recognizes the value of implementing and maintaining an effective Quality Managment System (QMS). MicroWeld Engineering…

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Lessons from football

7 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From Watching Football

February 11, 2022

Watching the big game? As we approach Superbowl Sunday, here are a few takeaways that apply to any business. You’re only as strong as your weakest link Football is a team sport, and so is business. A weak link in the supply chain can be detrimental to a business that fails to assess supply chain…

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The risks of performing your own internal audits vs. the opportunities of outsourcing

Preparing for Your Internal Audit – Points to Consider to Minimize Risk

February 2, 2022

The beginning of each new year is a good time to take a look at your internal audit process and how well you are monitoring your company’s performance. Do you have a robust audit process? Here are some points to consider to minimize your risk. To prepare for your internal audits, do your auditors have…

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Understanding the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM) Free Online Resource

January 27, 2022

  The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has developed the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM) to help AS9100 companies understand the maturity level of their AS9100 quality management system (QMS), and identify areas where they might be at risk, and where improvement opportunities exist. AIMM is for organizations that want to continually improve and to…

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Congratulations to SRI from simpleQuE

Summation Research, Inc is ISO 9001:2015 Certified!

January 19, 2022

Summation Research, Inc. – A case study on the challenges and solutions to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification Background Located in Central Florida’s Space Coast in Melbourne, FL, Summation Research, Inc. (SRI) is an engineering and manufacturing company providing high performance telemetry and data communication products and systems to defense, government and commercial markets worldwide. Founded in…

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How Will AS9104/1A Affect Companies That Are AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified?

January 14, 2022

AS9104/1A was published on 01/07/2022 and is titled, “Requirements for Certification of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality Management Systems”.  (The previous version of the standard was published in 2012.) This standard includes major revisions and covers the entire certification process and the requirements for: Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies (CBs) and their auditors, Audits and reports,…

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SpaceCom 2022 – Off-Planet for the Planet

January 11, 2022

On January 10-13, SpaceCom 2022, the Global Commercial Space Conference and Exhibition, is taking place in Orlando, Florida with Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE in attendance. SpaceCom mobilizes space professionals who are creating the solutions and technologies that power off-planet commercialization and on-planet applications to enhance our planet and humankind.  Jim sat next to Bob Cabana,…

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