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Congratulations to Rhinestahl AMG, Filtech, KTH Leesburg and KTH Parts on Achieving QMS Certification!

December 27, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001, AS9100 and IATF 16949® Certification! The road to certification is not an easy one, but these simpleQuE clients, who provide a range of products and services, recognized the value of implementing and maintaining a robust quality management system.  Rhinestahl AMG – (Mason, OH) – AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certification through…

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IATF 16949® Top 10 Major and Minor Nonconformances in 2022

December 5, 2022

Top 10 Major and Minor IATF 16949® Audit Nonconformances in 2022 This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949® major and minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF® Certification Bodies from January – August 2022.  As in previous years, Problem Solving and Corrective Action, which are foundational elements of any quality management system (QMS), are at the…

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AS9018 – What Is It And Who Does It Apply To?

November 21, 2022

What is AS9018 and who does it apply to? The AS9018 standard – “Aerospace Customer Identified Major Quality Management System Nonconformity Other Party Collaborative Corrective Action Process” was published in October 2021. This is an Americas-only standard, currently used by the DCMA (US Department of Defense) to get the 3rd party Certification Bodies (CB’s) involved…

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How Will AS9104/1A Affect Companies That Are AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified?

November 14, 2022

How AS9104/1A and Supplemental Rule 004 (SR004) Affect AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified Companies Recent changes affecting AS certified organizations are implemented through AS9104/1A (also referred to as AS9104-1:2022) which was released on January 7, 2022. (The previous version of the standard was published in 2012.) “Requirements for Certification of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality…

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The Future of Automotive Quality – Highlights From the 2022 AIAG Quality Summit and IATF® Updates

November 9, 2022

The Future of Automotive Quality   In October, simpleQuE’s automotive consultant, Mark Dodson, attended the AIAG Quality Summit and shared the key takeaways from the conference, including the number of IATF 16949® certified sites worldwide (see the infographic above). The top countries are China, India, S. Korea, USA and Germany.  The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)…

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Risk-Based Thinking and the IATF 16949® Requirements Related to Risk

October 27, 2022

  “Risk-based thinking” and the IATF 16949® and ISO 9001  requirements related to risk IATF 16949:2016 is based on ISO 9001:2015, so the quality management system standard is a good place to start when considering risk.  Although it is not one of the seven quality management principles that provide the foundation for the standard, ISO…

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Jim Lee Congratulates Deanne Sparr on Her Promotion as President of SimpleQuE

Deanne Sparr Promoted to President of simpleQuE

October 19, 2022

Congratulations to Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s new President! Jim Lee, former President and now CEO of simpleQuE, is happy to announce the promotion of Deanne Sparr from Executive VP/COO to President.  “I hoped when I hired Deanne that she would one day be running my company,” said Jim Lee. “She’s that impressive of an individual with…

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Top Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications – ISO Survey 2021

October 5, 2022

Top Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in 2021 The 2021 ISO Survey has been released and this simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide as of 12/31/21. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them opportunities to earn the business…

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Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Worldwide – ISO Survey 2021

October 5, 2022

What are the Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications? These simpleQuE infographics show the top 10 countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide based on the 2021 ISO Survey results which estimate the number of valid certificates as of 12/31/21.  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compiled the number…

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Key Highlights From the ISO Annual Meeting 2022 – Standards as the Accelerators of Change

September 27, 2022

Explore Global Challenges and Discover the Potential of Standards as Accelerators of Positive Change At the 2022 ISO Annual Meeting held last week, we learned the global market for standards continued growing at approximately 5% on average over recent years (even during the global pandemic). Standards exist in a dynamic environment where multiple driving forces…

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