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Top Industries for ISO Certifications

Top Industries for ISO Certification

October 26, 2018

This simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them opportunities to earn the business of companies that require it of their vendors. It shows they have documented and implemented effective quality and environmental management systems that have…

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Preparing Amatec Micro-Poise for ISO 9001 Certification

Congratulations to the Amatec Micro-Poise Team!

October 19, 2018

SimpleQuE congratulates Micro-Poise for ISO 9001 certification. Micro-Poise Measurement Systems (a business unit of Amatec, Inc.) provides a complete line of high performance production and laboratory equipment used by manufactures globally to meet their test, measurement and inspection requirements.  This equipment allows customers in the Tire, Wheel, and Automotive industries to assess and correct the balance, uniformity…

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SimpleQuE Consultant Spotlight Karen Spencer

simpleQuE Spotlight – Karen Spencer

October 17, 2018

Introducing one of our accomplished consultants, Karen Spencer. She has been with simpleQuE for nearly 2 years and continues to be an asset to the company. Read on to discover Karen’s interests, achievements, and goals. What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? I am a consultant, auditor and trainer for simpleQuE,…

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Coming Soon Core Tools – an International Collaboration - By Kim Roan - SimpleQuE

Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration – By Kim Roan

October 4, 2018

On the heels of the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949, the AIAG (USA) and VDA-QMC (Germany) are collaborating to improve the automotive Core Tools.  These Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system and include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure…

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Dana achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Congratulations to Dana Incorporated!

October 2, 2018

SimpleQuE congratulates Dana for IATF 16949 certification. With sites in 33 countries on six continents, Dana Incorporated is positioned to serve customers worldwide. In 2016, Dana was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.  That kind of trust and quality has earned Dana an impressive list of automotive customers including Ford, FCA, Renault-Nissan,…

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SimpleQuE congratulates KSM Metal Fabrication for AS9100D certification

Congratulations to KSM Metal Fabrication on achieving AS9100D certification!

September 27, 2018

Congratulations to the team at KSM Metal Fabrication (Troy Ohio) who worked diligently with simpleQuE consultant, Karen Spencer, to prepare for its AS9100D audits with Smithers Quality Assessments.   Karen and the entire KSM team got together recently to celebrate their success.

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AS91XX:2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

AS91XX: 2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

September 21, 2018

AS91XX:2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances – Infographic SimpleQuE President, Jim Lee, recently attended the joint meetings of the SAE G-14 including Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC) and Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) in New Orleans.  The summit provides access to the committees that create the aerospace standards and guidelines with the high level players…

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Preparing MPC for IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Congratulations to MPC, Inc and Knight Ergonomics!

September 11, 2018

Congratulations to MPC, Inc and Knight Ergonomics! Recognizing quality and the teams of two simpleQuE clients who share news of their successful certification. MPC, Inc. (Walworth, WI + 7 sites) – IATF 16949:2016 Certified From left:  Sommer Gramly – Quality Engineer, Alexis VanVleet – Quality Systems Coordinator, April Keller – APQP Engineer, Jay Graveen –…

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SimpleQuE Employee Spotlight Megan Genet

SimpleQuE Associate Spotlight – Megan Genet

September 4, 2018

We are thrilled to highlight one of our newest team members, Megan Genet, Project Manager at simpleQuE. Read on to get to learn more about Megan’s background, interests, and favorite things about working at simpleQuE. What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? My career at SimpleQuE is Project Manager. My main…

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Questions? SimpleQuE has the answers

What happens if a company drops their ISO/TS 16949 certification, but still wants to maintain their automotive customers?

August 28, 2018

What happens if a company drops their ISO/TS 16949 certification, but still wants to maintain their automotive customers? That’s a question that some automotive suppliers are facing as they weigh the various costs and options of meeting the requirements of the new IATF standard. Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s Vice President, has discussed this area of concern…

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