Process auditsProcess and quality audits are valuable management tools and are used for verifying objective evidence of (industrial) processes, for judging the effectiveness of implementations for achieving any defined target and to provide evidence for the identification and associated reduction and elimination of problems within a particular process.
The goal of quality auditing is not only to report non-conformances and corrective actions, but also highlight items of good practice. Identification of positive elements will be a valuable contribution to all processes in other departments of an organization.
ELITT proposes an ISO 19011 approach, providing guidelines for quality management systems auditing. If not, particular requirements or specific audit procedures can be implemented by our experts.
Typical industrial quality audits consist of three subjects:
During the Quality system audit the industrial presents its organisation and the Quality Management System. In agreement with the audit plan or at the auditor’s request, some particular elements of the Quality Management System might be assessed in depth.
For a product quality audit the auditor takes product samples from the workshop production to verify the conformity with specifications or particular technical clauses provided by the ordering party.
The manufacturing process audit requires gathering information either by interviews with staff personnel, the examination of documents, observation of the audited processes and/ or a collection of evidence on the production lines to verify the stability of the ongoing process
In agreement with the audit plan or on the auditor’s request, the audit focuses on elements like: