QUALITY AUDITS

  Internal (1st Party Audits)

This type of audit is performed within an organization, and it measures the weaknesses or strengths of methods, procedures, or external standards. An internal audit assists management in determining if procedures are utilized and adequate, and to provide the early detection of a problem. Internal audits can be performed by an organizations' employees, an outside auditing agency, or audit consultant.

Our president is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. We can perform internal audits for organizations that do not have an internal audit team. This is beneficial to companies  because we can perform a more objective audit since we do not have a vested interest in the organization.

Supplier Audit (2nd Party Audit)

A supplier audit is an external audit performed on a supplier by a customer. A supplier audit is performed to assess the capabilities of a potential supplier to ensure the supplier meets specific requirements. This type of audit verifies the requirements of the contract are being followed.

 

A supplier audit can be performed by a contracted organization, such as ProcedurePros on behalf of a customer. For this type of audit, a survey, or, an assessment is completed to evaluate the management system, resources, facilities and the availability of resources.

Product Audit

 

A Product Audit examines a specific product or service to evaluate if the product or service conforms to the customer's requirements, performance standard, or specifications.

This audit is performed after the product or service is complete and has passed final inspection. This audit can also measure the quality of the product being sent to the customer, and frequently includes an evaluation of packaging and checks for proper documentation and accessories.

Process Audit

 

This type of audit is performed to verify the processes are working by examining the activities regarding inputs, actions taken throughout the process and the outputs within the established requirements. 

 

The verification of the process audit is accomplished by evaluating the methods used in the operation to measure conformance to the standards and the effectiveness of the instructions.