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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.

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SimpleQuE Aerospace Quality Industry News: Latest AAQG Updates

February 27, 2020

Keeping up with the latest news in aerospace quality, Jim Lee reports on the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Registration Management Committee meeting held in Orlando this January. Here is his summary with important information for AS certified aerospace and defense suppliers. Changes to note: The aerospace industry is beginning to adopt the automotive APQP…

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simpleQuE Poll Results: What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night?

February 25, 2020

  Check out the latest poll results on “What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night?”. See if your fellow peers are experiencing similar issues.

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Tell Us What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night – Participate in our Poll

February 24, 2020

Participate in our poll which targets the top quality issues and see which ones are ranked the highest by you and your peers. The challenges that quality leaders and teams face in today’s business arena can be daunting. And that’s understandable considering that quality management involves a range of responsibilities like – risk, corporate culture,…

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SimpleQuE Spotlight on Leanne Killmeyer

February 21, 2020

This month we’re shining the simpleQuE spotlight on  aerospace consultant and auditor – Leanne Killmeyer, whose personal philosophy is, “Live by the golden rule, do your best all the time and never give up.” Her colleagues and clients have found this to be true and reflected in her work ethic as well.  Learn more about…

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IATF 16949 Certifications Worldwide

February 4, 2020

This simpleQuE infographic shows the distribution of IATF 16949 certifications worldwide by region.  According to the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB), as of October 2019, there were 75,970 certified sites, with China holding almost 50% of the global certifications.  China’s high percentage of certifications is due to the country’s mandate for IATF 16949 certification all…

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SimpleQuE to attend Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries

January 23, 2020

Team SimpleQuE will attend and exhibit at the ASQ Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI) March 9-10, 2020, at Cape Canaveral, FL.  This event features high-level industry and government keynote and featured speakers along with new panel topics on Digital Transformation, Commercial Space regulations, advancements in Additive Manufacturing and more. NASA’s…

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Top 10 IATF 16949 Minor Nonconformances

January 16, 2020

SimpleQuE’s infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019. A majority of the minor nonconformances fall under the Operations section with clauses 8.5.1 Control of Production and Service Provision and Control Plan in the top three.  Here is a summary of…

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Top 10 IATF 16949 Major Nonconformances

January 16, 2020

This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949 major nonconformances as reported by all IATF Certification Bodies from January – October 2019.  At the top of the chart are Corrective Action and Problem Solving which are foundational elements of any quality management system.  This indicates organizations still struggle to maintain a disciplined corrective action…

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Congratulations on Successful ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 Certification!

January 9, 2020

  Congratulations!  Our team at simpleQuE proudly recognizes these companies for their dedication to quality and successful ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certification. NuTex Concepts (Lenoir, NC) – ISO 9001:2015 Industry Products Company (Piqua, OH) – IATF 16949:2016 CinChemPro, LLC (Batavia, OH) – ISO 9001:2015 PK USA, Inc (Shelbyville, IN) – IATF 16949:2016

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Interaction of Process Maps – The Process Approach

January 9, 2020

By Jim Lee, President simpleQuE Understanding the interaction of process maps is key to the Process Approach.  Companies typically have some type of flow diagram or map showing their interaction of processes. This is the most common method to demonstrate compliance with the process requirements in ISO 9001:2015 clause 4.4 or any of the other…

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