Why Be ISO 9001:2015 Certified?


ISO certification can bring a host of benefits to your organization, these include the following:

  • Client Requirements – More and more customers are demanding that their vendors be certified. If your business doesn’t meet this criteria you could be losing out on sales.
  • Increased Revenue – Studies show that ISO 9001 certified organizations are paid 7% more on average, have better sales growth and an improved ROA. (source: iso.org)
  • Reduce Waste – By establishing the rigor of an ISO 9001 Quality Management System, you can reduce inefficiency and make the most of your business’ time and resources.
  • Brand Image – Maintaining quality in your organization minimizes the chance of a slip up or error that could hurt your reputation.
  • Manage Risk – ISO 9001:2015 is all about managing risk. By adopting these standards you will learn how to best identify and mitigate threats to your business model.
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Add to your training with a 100 Day Learning Action Plan

When it comes to training, we are firm believers in experiential learning – using actual company examples versus canned case studies.  People learn and retain more, by using this proven method for retention.  To improve retention even more and to help drive culture change, simpleQuE offers a 50 and 100 day follow-up program to our training courses. See the details below.
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As a training company we wanted to go beyond lecturing, and provide systems and processes to help improve competency for what is learned and assist with tools to help with culture change.  As you know, we can’t change a company’s culture, that has to be done from within, but we do have the tools to help facilitate culture change when it is necessary.  Call 740-305-0868 to learn more.

ISO 9001:2015 Approved – What Now?

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It’s official! The ISO 9001:2015 standard was approved internationally and will be released September 23, 2015. Companies will have a transition period of three years to update their management systems in order to continue their ISO 9001 certification. Beyond September 2018, organizations that are not certified against revised standards will cease to be ISO certified.

With this approval come the questions about what requirements have changed. This informative table provided by the ISO organization spells out the correlation from ISO 9001:2008 clauses to ISO 9001:2015, and visa-versa. It highlights where the new, revised and deleted clauses can be found and includes the areas that are unchanged.

ISO9001:2008 vs. ISO 9001:2015 Cross Reference Guide

At SimpleQuE, we have developed an expedited approach to implement the 2015 changes based on lessons we have learned from historical changes to the standard. There will be two service offerings in the coming months to help with the process.

We will be offering FastTrack, a collaborative, roundtable of several companies to help you gain even further insights and benchmarking techniques from others as you go through this process This four month program for upgrade teams or individuals will involve one day per month for 4 months, allowing organizations to prepare and complete their upgrade to ISO 9001:2015.  This offering will be held in various cities around our region based on interest. Stay tuned to our website and social media platforms for more details.

In addition, SimpleQuE will be offering the ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis checklist as a tool to identify compliance with the differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015.  This completed checklist would be a supplement to existing ISO 9001:2008 internal audits, since this checklist does not show requirements that are currently contained in ISO 9001:2008. This checklist alone cannot show evidence of compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015, it is only for additional requirements in ISO 9001:2015 that are above and beyond ISO 9001:2008. Click here to see more about purchasing this checklist.

If you would like more information on the revised standards and how your company can begin implementing the changes, please contact us at sales@simpleque.com or 740-305-0868.

What Do You Need to Know to Implement ISO 9001:2015?

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As the leading training source for ISO 9001, among other standards, we are excited to offer a training course for companies and their teams who are implementing ISO 9001:2015 and working toward upgrading from 2008, or obtaining certification or compliance for the first time. Join us in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 11 to get informed on the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 Continue reading “What Do You Need to Know to Implement ISO 9001:2015?”

Are You Prepared?

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July has certainly been a whirlwind – and we’re only halfway through! From the releases of ISO 14001:2015 FDIS and ISO 9001:2015 FDIS, to our brand new website things are certainly heating up in the world of ISO, and we are here to help.

Take a look below at just a few of the training courses we will be offering during the month of August and see if one of them is a fit for your organization.  Our new website makes it easy to access and sign up for the following training sessions: Continue reading “Are You Prepared?”

Case Study: Powder Processing & Technology, LLC


Powder Processing & Technology, LLC’s professionals have assisted the top materials technology companies around the world for over 30 years and has maintained ISO 9001 certification since 1998. The company performs process development and contract manufacturing on a wide range of powders including ferrite, ceramic and inorganic chemical powders, and has a fully equipped pilot plant as well as multiple production areas specializing in spray drying, calcining and firing.  Applications include fuel cell materials, electronic materials, metal oxide catalysts, refractory materials, solar cell materials, ceramics & lithium-ion battery materials. Continue reading “Case Study: Powder Processing & Technology, LLC”

9001 Questions with Larry the ISO Guy


Quality check…make that six questions! We recently sat down with Larry, vice president of simpleQuE and resident ISO expert. Larry has been with simpleQuE since 2007. In addition to his duties at simpleQuE, he continues to perform third-party audits for multiple certification bodies and is a course instructor for ASQ and ACLASS. Continue reading “9001 Questions with Larry the ISO Guy”

Everything You Need to Know About ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 In One Day


As the leading training source for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, among other standards, we are excited to offer two great training sessions in one day. On Monday, April 13, the simpleQuE team will be onsite at Aileron in Tipp City, Ohio, to conduct ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 implementation trainings.  Our hands-on approach and qualified instructors will ensure you have everything you need to know to implement, get certified, or upgrade to the new standards. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 In One Day”