SimpleQuE on the Go and in the Know


This week, while Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is attending AIAG’s 2018 Southern Automotive Quality Summit in Birmingham, AL,  President, Jim Lee, has immersed himself in everything space and defense at ASQ’s Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries conference and NASA’s Quality Leadership Forum.

These types of industry conferences and training keeps us at the forefront of the latest rules, regulations, trends and best practices to share with our consultants and clients across the aerospace, defense and automotive industries.

For example: At the NQA Global session, it was reported that as of mid-February only 29 percent of aerospace businesses had transitioned to the AS9100:2016 standard, however, as of last week it was up to 41% with a target of 50% by the end of March.  Deadline for all to transition is September 14, 2018.

From Exploring Space – Is It Safe? presented by Astronaut Bill McArthur, to NASA conducted Counterfeit Parts Awareness and Inspection Training, quality is the topic interwoven throughout the conference and the critical piece that all in the industry rely on to launch us into space.  Check back for more news as we process all of the great information we’ve gathered from the sessions.

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Aerospace Standards – Change is in the Air

 

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It was once said that “Progress is impossible without change…” and that rings true in the world of quality management systems.  The ISO 9001:2015 revisions brought about many changes we feel will only improve the certification process. This month we are focusing on the changes to the Aerospace Industry and what we are seeing with the revised ISO AS9100:2016 standards above and beyond ISO. Continue reading “Aerospace Standards – Change is in the Air”

Preparing for Change and Risk

Shirley Kennedy, simpleQuE Project Manager. Learn more about Shirley here.
Shirley Kennedy, simpleQuE Project Manager. Learn more about Shirley here.

The simpleQuE team is preparing for the ISO changes and recently attended NQA’s overview of the draft changes to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

The major revisions of both standards are due by September and will incorporate this high level structure divided into 10 sections: Continue reading “Preparing for Change and Risk”