Posts Tagged ‘IATF 16949’

SimpleQuE Spotlight – Natalie Sheflyand

simpleQuE Consultant Spotlight

Meet Natalie Sheflyand, an Auditor, Trainer, and Consultant who has been with simpleQuE for 4 years. She values her family and treating her clients the way she would want to be treated. Having been in the field of engineering since the age of 17, Natalie is a valued member of the simpleQuE team. What Is…

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Janesville Acoustics Successfully Transitions to IATF 16949

Helping Janesville Get IATF 16949:2016 Certified

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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simpleQuE Spotlight – Karen Spencer

simpleQuE Consultant Spotlight

Introducing one of our accomplished consultants, Karen Spencer. She has been with simpleQuE for nearly 2 years and continues to be an asset to the company. Read on to discover Karen’s interests, achievements, and goals. What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? I am a consultant, auditor and trainer for simpleQuE,…

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Questions for Auditing Utilizing a Process Approach

Whether facing a surveillance audit from a certification body or preparing for an internal quality audit – knowing what you face and being prepared puts you a step ahead.  Review this checklist which covers the majority of the QMS requirements. Who or what are the: Processes Process Owner Personnel Interviewed Documentation Reviewed Records Sighted What…

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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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News Update from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF)

In October 2016 IATF 16949:2016 will be published by IATF and it will replace the current IATF 16949, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. It will be aligned with ISO 9001:2015 and its structure and requirements. IATF 16949:2016 will be implemented as a supplement to, and in…

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Planes, Change and Automobiles

Tight Transition Timelines Important updates regarding the Aerospace and Automotive industries were shared with SimpleQuE representatives attending the Smithers Quality Assessment’s annual conference on July 14th.  Speakers from the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) and International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) provided insight into the upcoming changes to the IATF 16949 and AS9100 standards.  All are…

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IATF 16949:2016 – Shifting into High Gear

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SimpleQuE representatives were recently invited to attend the Eagle Certification Group auditor training, which included the latest information on anticipated changes to IATF 16949:2016, and they are significant!  In May, Eagle participated in 4 days of meetings in Italy with all the stakeholders to provide feedback on the final draft TS standard to be released…

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IATF 16949:2016 Will Be Out By Year-End

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The new IATF 16949 standard is due out in December 2016, per the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) http://www.iatfglobaloversight.org. The first draft is completed and they are obtaining additional input, while also planning to complete some pilot gap assessments worldwide to refine the new TS standard and associated Rules by July of this year. This…

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IATF 16949 Case Study – Meteor Sealing Systems

In recent years, Meteor Sealing Systems had struggled to prove itself to its customers and external certification body auditors in IATF 16949 audits. The company that boasted “the knowledge and experience in designing, developing and producing highly engineered, complex sealing systems for both domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers” needed simpleQuE’s assistance to provide better direction…

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