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SpaceCom 2022 – Off-Planet for the Planet

January 11, 2022

On January 10-13, SpaceCom 2022, the Global Commercial Space Conference and Exhibition, is taking place in Orlando, Florida with Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE in attendance. SpaceCom mobilizes space professionals who are creating the solutions and technologies that power off-planet commercialization and on-planet applications to enhance our planet and humankind.  Jim sat next to Bob Cabana,…

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AS9003B – Inspection and Test Quality Systems Requirements is Published as “Stabilized”

January 6, 2022

  The AS9003 standard specifies Inspection and Test Quality Systems Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations.  AS9003 has less stringent requirements compared to AS9100, and its intent is to define a quality inspections system, not a QMS (quality management system). AS9003 is an America’s-only standard that is intended for companies that make non-complex products…

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Are you in the aerospace engine supply chain? Then AS13100 and AS9145 apply to you.

January 5, 2022

Are you in the aerospace engine supply chain?  Then AS13100 and AS9145 apply to you. The flying public expects zero defects from its airplane engines. There are tremendous supply chain quality risks, and the aerospace engine manufacturers (GE, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, and Safran) and their major suppliers have completed new standards and reference manuals…

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Ken-tron Manufacturing – An ISO 9001 and AS9100 Certification Case Study

December 7, 2021

Ken-tron Manufacturing, Inc. – The challenges and solutions to maintaining ISO 9001 and AS9100 certification Ken-tron Manufacturing provides metal stampings, wire forms and high-quality drawn wire to companies in various industries around the world. In 1995 the company received ISO 9001 certification, and achieved AS9100 certification in 2005 to meet the international quality standards of their…

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How to Evaluate Supplier Quality and Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Suppliers

November 23, 2021

This article offers advice on evaluating supplier quality, warning signs that should raise red flags, and questions to ask when choosing suppliers. We exist in a globalized environment where supply chains span the entire world, which increases the importance of evaluating our supply chain risks and establishing processes and systems to evaluate and monitor those…

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Muncy Corporation – A Case Study on Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Managment System

November 15, 2021

Muncy Corporation – The Challenges and Solutions to Maintaining a Sustainable Quality Management System (QMS) Muncy Corporation is a leading manufacturer of specialized fabricated assemblies for the heavy truck, specialty vehicle, and locomotive markets. They custom design, manufacture and performance test window regulators, door modules and door assemblies for more than 200 global customers. What…

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World Quality Week 2021 – Sustainability: Improving Our Products, People and Planet

November 10, 2021

World Quality Week 2021 is in full swing to celebrate the quality management profession.  This year’s theme – Sustainability: improving our products, people and planet – is so appropriate for our current times and one that will serve companies well into the future.  From November 8-12 CQI (Chartered Quality Institute) has created a program and…

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How YSK Corporation Achieved IATF 16949® and ISO 14001 Certifications

November 3, 2021

YSK Corporation an IATF 16949® and ISO 14001 Case Study   BACKGROUND YSK Corporation, located in Chillicothe, Ohio, is part of the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Industry. Founded in 1989, this Japanese-owned company (headquartered in Fuchu, Tokyo) is one of 26 companies worldwide in the YSK Yanagawa Seiki corporate family.  YSK Corp. specializes in the…

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A Spirit of Cooperation – How the South Became the New Automotive Corridor

October 27, 2021

SimpleQuE was an exhibitor at the 2021 Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) in Birmingham, Alabama October 13-15, 2021, where the theme was “Made in the South”.  That has become more evident over the last 3 decades as manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Mazda, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (a new joint venture), Honda, Kia, Nissan, Hyundai, Tesla, BMW, PACCAR,…

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Electrify Your QMS! – Highlights from the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates

October 25, 2021

2021 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates Participants from 25 countries, along with SimpleQuE’s Shirley Kennedy, attended the 2021 AIAG Quality Summit virtually on October 5 – 6.  The range of topics included Quality 4.0, remote audits, updates from IAOB and the OEMs, the trends for electric and autonomous vehicles, and the rapid transformation of…

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