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External Audit Program Management (Supplier Audits) *

By |August 6th, 2018|

by J.P. Russell Many of the program requirements for internal and external audits are the same. However, external audits are different due to the relationship between customer and supplier. Organizations continue to focus on core competencies resulting in greater dependence on high- quality materials and services from suppliers. Now, more than ever, supply chain management [...]

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Game of Chance: Managing and reporting the risks associated with auditing

By |August 6th, 2018|

By J.P. Russell  RISK is a popular term being added to the standards and procedures lexicon, a massive topic, and confusing to most of us. Risk is truly the bull in the china shop. The term could refer to risks associated with auditing, verifying risk treatments, or risks observed while conducting an audit. The ISO [...]

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Auditing for Control and Improvement

By |August 3rd, 2018|

by JP Russell Article Abstract: Understanding of control is central to successful implementation of almost all standards. In fact, a standard may be thought of as a collection of controls management must implement for systems such as safety, quality, environment, and accounting. A simple, yet powerful, method for testing the existence of controls is to [...]

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Process Auditing and Techniques

By |August 3rd, 2018|

by JP Russell Process audits are highly focused, but their effective techniques are not always understood. Because there is no sanctioned process audit standard, anyone can claim to be doing process audits. Also, the use of process auditing techniques such as tracing is not limited to process audits or process-based management systems. What Is a [...]

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Gauge Audit Program Value: Internal programs must provide real benefits

By |July 12th, 2018|

by JP Russell Today’s organizations need to be agile and responsive to the changing requirements in private and public business sectors. Properly directed, internal audit program resources can help an organization stay focused and uncover new improvement opportunities. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of many audit programs is limited to counting findings or other simplistic measures. Effective [...]

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Are Standards Best Practices?

By |May 16th, 2018|

by JP Russell Standards represent some of the best ideas on how to do something. Everyone reading this article has an opportunity to make things better through standards. Did you know ASQ is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to issue US national standards and technical reports (TR) related to quality management principles, [...]

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Which is it a system or process audit? Understanding the differences between system, process audits

By |October 5th, 2017|

by JP Russell It seems that everyone knows the difference between a system and a process. We know processes and systems are related, but most of us aren’t sure when one begins and the other ends. ISO 9000 provides definitions, but they seem inadequate at times. Understanding the differences between a process and a system [...]

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A “Where the Rubber Meets the Road” Approach to Continuous Improvement Using Escapes Methodology

By |May 22nd, 2017|

By Randy D. Robbins Synopsis by JP Russell: The article promotes the thought that nonconforming products and services escape your organization and reach the customer. Escaped products and services must be addressed so that they do not recur. Toward the end of the article, there is a handy chart showing the steps to address escapes. However, [...]

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Defining Your Role: As a quality professional, who are you and what do you do?

By |March 3rd, 2017|

by JP Russell If you tell people you are a quality professional, in my experience, they assume you are some kind of quality control inspector. If you tell them you are a quality auditor, first they may think you work for the Internal Revenue Service, in which case they take a step back from you [...]

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Keeping Watch: Why supplier audits are growing in importance

By |March 3rd, 2017|

by JP Russell Now more than ever, supply chain management is important to ensure organizations can compete in the global market. Organizations continue to focus on core competencies, resulting in greater dependence on high-quality materials and services from suppliers. An audit program is a key component for monitoring the external supply chain, the management of [...]

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