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Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Worldwide – ISO Survey 2021

October 5, 2022

What are the Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications? These simpleQuE infographics show the top 10 countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide based on the 2021 ISO Survey results which estimate the number of valid certificates as of 12/31/21.  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compiled the number…

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Key Highlights From the ISO Annual Meeting 2022 – Standards as the Accelerators of Change

September 27, 2022

Explore Global Challenges and Discover the Potential of Standards as Accelerators of Positive Change At the 2022 ISO Annual Meeting held last week, we learned the global market for standards continued growing at approximately 5% on average over recent years (even during the global pandemic). Standards exist in a dynamic environment where multiple driving forces…

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The Number 1 Question to Ask When Selecting a Certification Body

September 16, 2022

What to know about your Certification Body and Accreditation When selecting a Certification Body (CB) to oversee your company’s Management System certification, it’s really important to ask if they are accredited by an International Accreditation Forum (IAF) recognized Accreditation Body (AB).  You may be surprised to learn that there are organizations that are not. SimpleQuE’s…

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Customer Scorecards and the Supplier Performance Initiative (SPI) to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

September 8, 2022

What is Customer Satisfaction and how is it effectively monitored? One of the main reasons to adopt a quality management system (QMS) standard such as ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 is for an organization “to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system…” (from the scope of ISO 9001:2015).  The term “customer satisfaction”…

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What You Need To Know About ISO 45001

August 18, 2022

What You Need To Know About ISO 45001 – The International Standard For Occupational Health and Safety The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, to provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.  Worldwide…

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The Benefits of AIMM – The Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model

August 3, 2022

  Learn How to be an AIMM® Maverick in This Free Webinar In this video, Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE, discusses the benefits of AIMM® (the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model), its purpose, and structure.   Standards, like AS9100, require and promote continual improvement, but standards can’t be used to measure the progression of improvement achieved.  Once…

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Where Documented Information is Required in a Quality Management System

July 13, 2022

  Where Documented Information is Required in ISO 9001 Where the ISO 9001 standard historically used terms like “quality manual”, “document”, “documented procedures”, and “records”, ISO 9001:2015 now uses the term “documented information” (clause 7.5) to collectively refer to it all. Clause 7.5 provides guidance while allowing flexibility in the way organizations can choose to document…

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AS9100 Standards Major and Minor Nonconformances for 2019

June 28, 2022

Click on the chart to see the full image of AS91XX Major and Minor Nonconformances by clause. Top 10 AS9100 Standards: Major and Minor Nonconformances These top 10 minor/major combined findings from 2019 for all the AS91XX aerospace standards (AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120) were collected from certification body audits in the Americas sector.  This data…

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SimpleQuE Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

June 23, 2022

Women have played an important role in all fields of engineering 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.  The first woman to receive a degree in…

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ALERT: ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review  – Design Specification Coming Soon In 2020, when the ISO 9001:2015 standard was supposed to go through its 5-year review for potential updates, it was right in the middle of the Covid pandemic and international turmoil. (All ISO standards go through a systematic review every five years to determine whether…

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