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Ford Issues IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023

August 23, 2023

Ford’s IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Effective July 1, 2023 – Impacts Suppliers Ford has revised their IATF 16949 customer specific requirements effective July 1, 2023.  The revisions include: Clarification added for Safe Launch Control Plans-section Update reference to eCAR-section Updates for Gauge R&R Requirements-section Clarification on Bulk Material Requirements for FMEA software-section…

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How the Latest GM IATF 16949:2016 CSR Revision Impacts Suppliers as of August 31, 2023

August 23, 2023

General Motors (GM) revised their IATF 16949:2016 Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) August 15, 2023 The latest GM CSR revision is effective August 31, 2023 includes the following: Section 1.2 IATF 16949:2016 Deviations (Waivers) Replaced the GM 1927 71 Quad Report with GM 1927 70 SQ IATF 16949® Certification Waiver Section NBH Updated verbiage Section…

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New to IATF 16949®? Learn the Requirements & 10 Steps to Achieve Certification

July 13, 2023

  Learn the 10 Steps to IATF 16949® Certification and more in this video SimpleQuE created this informative video for those who are new to IATF 16949®. Join Bob Dornhecker, IATF 16949® consultant and automotive expert, as he takes you through the IATF 16949® requirements and steps for implementation. He shares insightful tips, obstacles to…

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SimpleQuE spotlight on Paul Gambino - internal auditor and consultant

SimpleQuE Shines the Spotlight on Consultant and Auditor, Paul Gambino

July 5, 2023

The spotlight is focused on Paul Gambino, a simpleQuE consultant and auditor with more than 20 years’ experience implementing, maintaining and improving quality management systems and business processes. He has shared his IATF 16949®  expertise through various articles for simpleQuE to help those in the automotive supplier industry understand this complex standard and its requirements. In…

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SimpleQuE Premieres New IATF 16949® Videos For Automotive Suppliers

June 8, 2023

Preview the new video series – IATF 16949® Audits – The Good, Bad & Ugly You are invited to the premiere of a new series of IATF 16949® videos created to help automotive suppliers that struggle with audit nonconformities.  Starring in the video series – IATF 16949® Audits – The Good, Bad & Ugly, is…

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Feasibility Analysis Improvements to Facilitate Cost Savings and Increase Compliance

April 6, 2023

IATF 16949® Points to Consider – Feasibility Analysis Improvements Feasibility Analysis has been part of the automotive industry QMS requirements for many years.  IATF 16949® requires a feasibility analysis as part of the quoting process (reference  The feasibility analysis includes a review of the organization’s manufacturing processes to ensure the customer’s engineering and capacity…

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SimpleQuE Consultant Spotlight Bob Dornhecker

The simpleQuE Spotlight is on Bob Dornhecker, ISO and IATF 16949® Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

February 28, 2023

In the spotlight is Bob Dornhecker, simpleQuE’s IATF 16949® consultant and automotive quality management system (QMS) expert. Bob enjoys sharing his industry knowledge and is a contributing writer for our blogs on a range of topics from automotive industry trends, to implementing IATF 16949® certification, to maintaining IATF® certification. With over 35 years of combined experience…

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Shift to Electric Vehicles Triggers Biggest Auto-Factory Building Boom in Decades

January 24, 2023

Electric Vehicles are stimulating the automotive industry The U.S. auto industry is entering one of its biggest factory-building booms in years, a surge of spending largely driven by the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and new federal subsidies aimed at boosting U.S. battery manufacturing.  Through November 2022, about $33 billion in new auto-factory investment has…

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Will Automakers Require IATF 16949® Certification for Electric Vehicle Suppliers?

January 13, 2023

Electric Vehicle (EV) suppliers and IATF 16949® certification Electric Vehicles are accelerating change within the automotive supply chain and beyond, bringing opportunities, as well as challenges. As we watch the automotive industry transition from vehicle mobility based upon a fossil fuel powertrain to mobility based upon a stored energy powertrain, the impact to the automotive…

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Understanding the IATF Updates by Bob Dornhecker

Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions 9 and 10 Released by IATF®

January 5, 2023

The IATF® recently released Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 9-10 FAQ 9 This FAQ released on December 15, 2022, provides guidance and insight on Rules 5th Edition SI 26 that was released earlier in 2022.  As a reminder, Sanctioned Interpretation (SI) 26 is a risk-based scheduling and audit approach required to be applied by…

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