SimpleQuE Celebrates 15 Years of Quality Consulting
This April simpleQuE celebrates 15 years of ISO consulting, auditing and training! And we’re proud to have assisted more than 1000 organizations in implementing and maintaining their quality and environmental management systems. Jim Lee founded simpleQuE with the mission of providing simple, effective solutions that were customized to a company’s culture and business complexity.
“We help our clients implement simple, maintainable systems – which is in our name and stands for ‘Quality Excellence Made Simple’. We also practice what we preach being ISO 9001 certified, putting into practice our simple, practical approach.” – Deanne Sparr, simpleQuE Executive V.P. and COO
SimpleQuE has grown into a team of industry certified experts who have been on all sides of the table as auditors for registrars, former management representatives, business owners, engineers and former quality managers. They all embrace the “simpleQuE” approach which streamlines cumbersome systems, eliminating noise, wasted resources and myths about what is necessary for third-party certification. The approach quickly identifies the gaps in a system and determines an action plan to close the gaps and meet requirements. This is followed by implementation to prepare for certification. During this time and for ongoing maintenance, our consultants have been utilized as an extension of the quality team.
This simple, customized approach has been successful with simpleQuE’s clients across the U.S. who represent:
- 5% of all IATF 16949 certified companies
- 1.3% of all AS9100 certified companies
- 2.6% of all AS9110 certified companies, and
- 1.2% of all AS9120 certified companies as clients.
Over the years we’ve been proud to serve a range of organizations from small 1-2 person shops, to multi-site corporations including:
- 20 of the top 100 Tier 1 Automotive suppliers
- 20 of the top 100 Aerospace and DoD suppliers
- 7 of the top 100 NASA suppliers
When asked about simpleQuE’s longevity and success, Jim Lee responded, “Client satisfaction is the basis of our core values. Our team is passionate and works hard to make us stand out from the rest.”
“Ninety percent of our competitors are one-person shops. We are a medium-sized consulting company that focuses on the industries and standards where we excel: aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, service, and environmental. Being medium-sized gives us the resources to quickly begin new projects when customers want to get started, based on their budget and timeline.”
“It’s also critical to keep up with changing conditions and unexpected events – to prepare for uncertainty and look for opportunities. During these times of COVID-19, every person and every company is affected. It emphasizes the importance of contingency planning. We have adapted by offering virtual consulting, remote auditing and training. And to keep our clients up-to-date, we share useful information, industry updates, best practices and resources through our newsletters and blog posts.”
As we think back on our 15 years of service, our thoughts turn to the many clients who have been essential to our success and the relationships we’ve built and maintained. In these unprecedented times, we hope you and your family and business weather this disruption and come back healthy and strong. Let us know if we can help in any way.
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