Posts Tagged ‘IATF 16949’

Janesville Acoustics Successfully Transitions to IATF 16949

SimpleQuE congratulates Janesville for IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Janesville Acoustics, a unit of Jason Incorporated, was founded in 1874 to manufacture cotton rolls and batting for the furniture industry. Janesville shifted to the transportation market with the rise of mass-produced automobiles, and today with more than 1,000 employees, is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical fiber insulation to a variety of…

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Coming Soon: Core Tools – an International Collaboration – By Kim Roan

Coming Soon Core Tools – an International Collaboration - By Kim Roan - SimpleQuE

On the heels of the revision of ISO/TS 16949 to IATF 16949, the AIAG (USA) and VDA-QMC (Germany) are collaborating to improve the automotive Core Tools.  These Core Tools are the building blocks of an effective quality management system and include Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure…

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Congratulations to Dana Incorporated!

Helping DANA with their IATF 16949:2016 Certification

With sites in 33 countries on six continents, Dana Incorporated is positioned to serve customers worldwide. In 2016, Dana was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.  That kind of trust and quality has earned Dana an impressive list of automotive customers including Ford, FCA, Renault-Nissan, GM and Toyota. That’s why IATF 16949 quality…

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What happens if a company drops their ISO/TS 16949 certification, but still wants to maintain their automotive customers?

Questions? SimpleQuE has the answers

That’s a question that some automotive suppliers are facing as they weigh the various costs and options of meeting the requirements of the new IATF standard. Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE’s Vice President, has discussed this area of concern with a variety of companies who don’t feel they are ready to transition.  Some companies in this situation…

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IATF 16949 Certification – The Automotive Quality Standard

IATF 16949 - The Automotive Industry Standard

IATF 16949 is the global standard recognized by the automotive industry. IATF 16949 defines the quality management system requirements (QMS) for the design and development, production assembly, installation and services of automotive-related products including products with embedded software. The focus of this standard and IATF16949 certification is the development of a QMS that provides for continual…

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Quality Audits

If your organization is certified to ISO 9001 or a standard that is aligned with it, like AS9100 or IATF 16949, and you perform internal quality audits, then you should know this: For ISO 9001:2015, one of the top four clauses for registrar findings was 9.2 Internal Audit. The IATF standard takes it a step…

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Not ready for IATF Certification? MAQMSR May Be an Option

For automotive suppliers who are having a difficult time meeting the requirements of the new IATF 16949 quality standard, Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) may be an option you want to consider in conjunction with ISO 9001 certification.  With initial audit results coming in from certification bodies, it is evident…

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The Evolution of IATF 16949

The Evolution of IATF 16949 - simpleQuE infographic

Follow the evolution of IATF 16949. The automotive quality standard has come a long way since it’s inception in 1994. Take a look at simpleQuE’s infographic to learn about the development of the standard, and it’s progression to IATF 16949.

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IATF 16949 Certifications Across the Globe

  IATF 16949 is being adopted across the world and setting in place the quality management requirements for the design, development, production, installation, and service of automotive-related products. Take a look below at the world leaders in ISO/IATF16949 certification.

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