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At simpleQuE, we strive to keep our customers and partners informed by providing articles in our weekly blog designed to help answer your questions. Keep up on the latest industry and quality insights by reading our newsletters and following us on social media. We’ve also created useful tools and templates to share.

Helping KSM get AS9100D Certified

Congratulations to KSM Metal Fabrications on achieving AS9100D certification!

September 27, 2018

KSM Metal Fabrication of Troy Ohio 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

September 21, 2018

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 in the industry including Space and Defense. Of…

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Congratulations to MPC, Inc and Knight Ergonomics!

September 11, 2018

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 – Corporate Quality Manager, Steve Leathers – Plant…

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SimpleQuE Associate Spotlight – Megan Genet

September 4, 2018

We are thrilled to highlight one of our newest team members, Megan Genet, a Project Manager here at simpleQuE. Read on to get to know 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.…

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

August 28, 2018

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 with a variety of companies who don’t feel they are ready to transition.  Some companies in this situation…

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Supplier Quality Audits – Do You Really Know Your Supplier?

August 27, 2018

Supplier quality audits – a way to examine and really know your suppliers.  Many factors contribute to making a company successful, from both internal and external perspectives. While you can certainly ensure the success of your internal operations, your external operations – such as your suppliers, external providers, and outsourced processes – can sometimes be…

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IATF 16949 Certification – The Automotive Quality Standard

August 27, 2018

IATF 16949 is the global standard recognized by the automotive industry. IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements (QMS) for the design and development, production assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products including products with embedded software. The focus of this standard and IATF16949 certification is the development of a QMS that provides for continual…

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Soar Above the Competition with AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

August 24, 2018

Serving aerospace and defense manufacturers, suppliers and distributers since 2005, simpleQuE offers customized AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120, or ASA-100 (FAA AC00-56) consulting, internal auditing and training services. Our lead AS9100 series consultants are International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) certified lead auditors with aerospace experience and know what it takes to help clients achieve their goal of…

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Questions for Auditing Utilizing a Process Approach

August 23, 2018

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.  Review this checklist which covers the majority of the QMS requirements. Who or what are the: Processes Process Owner Personnel Interviewed Documentation Reviewed Records Sighted What…

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ISO 9001 Resources and Tools to Prepare for Certification

August 22, 2018

Many companies aren’t sure where to start when it comes to implementing ISO 9001 or a new quality management system, so ISO 9001 resources and tools are useful.  SimpleQuE has been around since 2005 and over the years, we’ve developed some tools for organizations to utilize to “make quality excellence simple”.  After all, that’s what…

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