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A time for peace and goodwill towards all!

December 22, 2020
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Congratulations from simpleQuE

Congratulations to Pencoyd Iron Works and Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance!

December 15, 2020

Congratulations to two simpleQuE aerospace clients – Pencoyd Iron Works on successful AS9003 compliance, and Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance (Parts Trading) on achieving AS9120 certification and ASA-100 accreditation! Our team is very proud of your commitment to quality products and services. Located in Folcroft, PA, Pencoyd Iron Works is a fabrication and erection company of…

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Commmon ISO 14001 Nonconformances Written By Third Party Auditors

November 20, 2020

In Part 2 of our series on common nonconformances, we take a closer look at those findings that are specific to ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The ISO 14001:2015 standard provides a framework to manage the immediate and long-tern environmental impacts of an organizations’ products, services and processes.  Certification Body, SAI Global recently…

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Chart of top nonconformances

Comparison of the Top Nonconformances Across 5 Standards

November 20, 2020

This chart is a comparison of the areas where Major and Minor nonconformances have been written over the last few years during Certification Body audits across 5 of the main standards – ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, AS9100, and IATF 16949®.  Nonconformities can occur when: A system does not conform with the intended requirement…

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Launches Carrying 4 Astronauts

November 16, 2020

This Falcon 9 rocket lit up the sky as it launched last night from the Space Coast on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This launch is significant as it is the first commercial human spacecraft system to be certified by NASA and is the first of six crewed missions NASA…

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Risky Business vs Risk-Intelligent Business

November 11, 2020

Digitalization, globalization, competition and the speed of technological advances has changed the nature of business. ISO 9001:2015 has been in effect for 5 years and it places a heavy emphasis on using “risk-based thinking” for managing quality-related processes. Risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001.  But this revision asks organizations to make a cultural…

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Major Revision for AS9104/1 Which Impacts Audit Planning and Duration

October 14, 2020

AS9104/1 is going through a major revision.  This standard covers the entire certification process and the requirements for: Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies (CBs) and their auditors, Audits and reports, OASIS database, and more. The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) developed a global scheme for the acceptance and recognition of audits performed by CBs, using the…

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Aerospace certifications as of 10-12-20

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

October 14, 2020

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 October 12, 2020.  With all three standards combined, there are 22,746 certifications worldwide and 9,627 of those in the United States which is 42% of the total. Did you know…

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A New Era of Space Commerce

October 7, 2020

A new era of space commerce is lifting off and bringing new opportunities for aerospace manufacturing. Frank DiBello, President of Space Florida presented some statistics and an interesting perspective on the aerospace and defense industry to members of the National Space Club Florida Committee.  He mentioned that even though civil aviation suffered devastating consequences from…

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Don't forget to schedule your internal audit

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Internal Audit

September 30, 2020

  You’ve  probably got a lot on your mind these days…but don’t forget to schedule your internal audit, if you haven’t already done so. Fourth quarter is upon us and simpleQuE has experienced environmental and quality management auditors who can conduct your audit on site or remotely. Outsourcing your internal audits, can reduce the pressure…

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