Posts Tagged ‘ISO’

Look Fors – Part 2: Leadership

Would you like to know what 3rd party auditors are looking for when auditing how your company complies with quality system standards like ISO 9001:2015?  What are 3rd party auditors looking for?  This is the second of a three part series by Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE Clause 5 of ISO 9001:2015 – Leadership Leadership is…

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SimpleQuE’s IATF 16949 Gap Audit Checklist is Now Available!

The automotive quality standard has come a long way since its first inception in 1994.  With the new standard and more than 200 changes, simpleQuE recognized the need for an IATF Gap Audit Checklist to assist companies with the transition. The checklist includes the new automotive requirements (IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015) and is intended…

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Look Fors – Part 1: Context of the Organization

What are 3rd party auditors looking for?  This is the first of a three part series by Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE Clause 4 of Annex SL – Context of the Organization This is the cornerstone of a management system and the business’ strategic direction.  An organization needs to identify internal and external issues that…

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7 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From Watching Football

Watching the big game? 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 risk management.. SimpleQuE’s supply…

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The Evolution of IATF 16949

The automotive quality standard has come a long way since it’s first inception in 1994. Take a look at our infographic to learn about the development of the standard, and it’s new iteration, the IATF 16949.

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ISO Trivia

Quality Excellence is the foundation of our business at simpleQuE, as well as part of our name – (notice the Qu and E).  To celebrate National Trivia Day, we gathered some interesting facts from around the world about Quality Management and its important role in every business we serve. We hope you enjoy this fun trivia and learn something new about ISO…

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Congratulations Accutech Mold and Machine!

Not only is Accutech Mold and Machine (AMM) ISO 9001:2008 certified, but they also achieved their IATF 16949:2008 certification from Eagle Registrations.  In January 2016, simpleQuE consultants, Larry Vance and Don Milinkovich began working with AMM to assess their existing processes and formulate an action plan that would address the gaps and fit their very…

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What's the ROI of Quality?

  Do you ever wonder how much of a difference quality really makes in an organization? The answer is: a lot! In fact, for every $1 spent on a quality management program, businesses have seen an average of $6 in revenue. Take a look at more interesting stats on today’s infographic.

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The Quality Connection

As a consulting company, simpleQuE specializes in quality and environmental management systems and we are frequently asked what services we provide and how we are different from a certification body. This article explains the objectives, roles and responsibilities of the organization, consulting company and certification body to provide a better understanding of the connection between…

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