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AS9100:2016 – Does your aerospace company effectively monitor external providers? By Jim Lee

April 5, 2022

AS9100D Clause 8.4: Control of External Providers  AS9100D was released in 2016 and one significant change from the previous version is the requirement for greater control of external providers and sub-tier suppliers, based on risk. For example: Delegations in clause 8.4.2 requires you to periodically monitor the external provider’s delegated verification activities. Auditors are going…

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SimpleQuE shines the spotlight on ISO consultant, auditor and trainer,

SimpleQuE Spotlight on Jim Bannan – ISO Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

March 24, 2022

SimpleQuE Shines the Spotlight on Jim Bannan, ISO consultant, auditor and trainer In the spotlight is simpleQuE’s ISO guru, Jim Bannan. Learn more about Jim, as he shares his life and business philosophies and see what makes him an excellent (and fun) quality management consultant. Thinking back over your career, what is the professional accomplishment…

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SimpleQuE to exhibit at the ASQ CQSDI in March 2022

SimpleQuE to exhibit at the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries

March 11, 2022

Join us at the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries SimpleQuE is attending and exhibiting at the 29th Annual Collaboration on Quality In the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI) Forum on March 15-17, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida (not far from our Space Coast office). The CQSDI forum will focus on “Adaptive…

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Congratulations from simpleQuE

SimpleQuE Presents Advanced Air With AS9100 Letter of Compliance

February 23, 2022

SimpleQuE congratulates Advanced Air of West Palm Beach on achieving ISO 9001 and AS9100 compliance!  Advanced Air of West Palm Beach, Inc. has been fabricating custom replacement aircraft bushings, sleeves and out-of-scope nuts to support the landing gear overhaul industry for more than 35 years. Their customers include a wide range of military and commercial…

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Aerospace certifications worldwide and in the US

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

February 21, 2022

Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 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 February 14, 2022.  With all the standards combined, there are 24,084 aerospace certifications worldwide with 10,041 of those in the United States…

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Auditing checklist using a process approach

33 Questions for Auditing – Utilizing a Process Approach

February 18, 2022

ISO 9001 Process Approach Auditing These questions for auditing utilize a process approach. 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.  Process-based audits are tools companies can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their…

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Cincinnati Gearing Systems IATF 16949® and ISO 9001

Cincinnati Gearing Systems – Gearing Up For ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification

February 14, 2022

Gearing up for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949® Certification  Cincinnati Gearing Systems (CGS) is a recognized leader in precision power transmission component manufacturing. CGS’ headquarters is certified through EAGLE Registrations to IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. Cincinnati Gearing System has extensive experience in supporting the automotive industry with the custom design, manufacturing, and aftermarket support…

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Congratulations from simpleQuE

Congratulations to ESP, MicroWeld, Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec for Their QMS Certifications!

February 11, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001 and AS9100 QMS certifications! Our simpleQuE team extends congratulations to ESP, Inc., MicroWeld Engineering, Inc., Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec, Inc.!  These companies range in scope from the services and products they provide, and each recognizes the value of implementing and maintaining an effective Quality Managment System (QMS). MicroWeld Engineering…

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Lessons from football

7 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From Watching Football

February 11, 2022

Watching the big game? As we approach Superbowl Sunday, here are a few takeaways that apply to any business. You’re only as strong as your weakest link Football is a team sport, and so is business. A weak link in the supply chain can be detrimental to a business that fails to assess supply chain…

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The risks of performing your own internal audits vs. the opportunities of outsourcing

Preparing for Your Internal Audit – Points to Consider to Minimize Risk

February 2, 2022

The beginning of each new year is a good time to take a look at your internal audit process and how well you are monitoring your company’s performance. Do you have a robust audit process? Here are some points to consider to minimize your risk. To prepare for your internal audits, do your auditors have…

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