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simpleQuE infographic showing the latest number of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world

SimpleQuE Infographic With IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide As Of August 2023

November 14, 2023

IATF 16949® Certified Sites Worldwide  Our creative design team has turned the latest numbers of IATF 16949® certified sites in regions across the world into a colorful simpleQuE infographic. The Asian countries take the lead with 70,828 sites followed by Europe with 11,144 IATF 16949® sites.  The Americas total 7,694 with the United States taking…

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Top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in 2022

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in the Top Industries of 2022

October 20, 2023

  Top 10 Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in 2022 Results from the 2022 ISO Survey have been released and this simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top ten industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide as of 12/31/22. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them…

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World Standards Day 2023

SimpleQuE Celebrates World Standards Day – October 14, 2023

October 13, 2023

  SimpleQuE Celebrates World Standards Day and a Shared Vision for a Better World World Standards Day gives us much reason to celebrate, as standards are the core upon which our business revolves.  We work with a variety of service and manufacturing industries who are committed to providing quality services and products that are safe,…

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simpleQuE infographic showing the top 10 countries with the most ISO 9001 certifications

ISO Survey 2022 – ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Around the World

October 9, 2023

  See which countries have the most ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications Based on the latest ISO Survey (which estimates the number of valid certificates as of 12/31/22), these simpleQuE infographics show the top 10 countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compiled the number of…

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National Manufacturing Day

Recognizing our Nation’s Manufacturers

October 6, 2023

    Recognizing Manufacturers on October 6, 2023 National Manufacturing Day is held on the first Friday in October, and especially on this day, simpleQuE recognizes the important role that manufacturers have in our economy and everyday lives.  The industry—which employs 12 million people and accounts for 11 percent of the U.S. GDP has the…

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SimpleQuE Consultant Spotlight - Michelle Kyker

SimpleQuE Shines the Spotlight on ISO Consultant and Auditor – Michelle Kyker

September 22, 2023

Shining the spotlight on ISO Consultant – Michelle Kyker Michelle Kyker is the focus of this simpleQuE spotlight where she shares what has motivated her to be an auditor and consultant. Throughout her career, she has assisted more than 100 companies to implement, maintain, and improve their quality management systems, continuous improvement projects and overall…

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An Invitation to View the Atlas V Silentbarker Rocket Launch Up Close

August 28, 2023

SimpleQuE Representatives to View the Atlas V Silentbarker Rocket Launch National Space Club Florida Committee (NSCFC) and Brig. Gen. Kristen Panzenhagen, Space Launch Delta 45 Commander, have invited simpleQuE’s Jim Lee and Shirley Kennedy to view the Atlas V Silentbarker rocket launch up close on August 29, 2023. The launch window is from 8:32-9:34 AM…

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Ford Issues IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023

August 23, 2023

Ford’s IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023 – Impacts Suppliers Ford has revised their IATF 16949 customer specific requirements effective July 1, 2023.  The revisions include: Clarification added for Safe Launch Control Plans-section 8.3.2.1 Update reference to eCAR-section 7.1.3.1 Updates for Gauge R&R Requirements-section 7.1.5.1.1 Clarification on Bulk Material Requirements for FMEA software-section…

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How the Latest GM IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Impacts Suppliers as of August 31, 2023

August 23, 2023

General Motors (GM) revised their IATF 16949:2016 Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) August 15, 2023 The latest GM CSR revision is effective August 31, 2023 includes the following: Section 1.2 IATF 16949:2016 Deviations (Waivers) Replaced the GM 1927 71 Quad Report with GM 1927 70 SQ IATF 16949® Certification Waiver Section 9.1.2.1 NBH Updated verbiage Section…

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What You Need to Know About ISO 9001 Internal Audits When Implementing your QMS

August 22, 2023

  What You Need to Know About ISO 9001 Internal Audits (Part 4) In Part 4 of the series:  ISO 9001 Implementation – What You Need to Know, Jim Lee, simpleQuE’s CEO focuses on ISO 9001 internal audits.  During his career, Jim has conducted many internal audits for companies in a variety of industries, as…

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