In Reply to Parent Post by AndyN
If I understand the TS requirements for Auditor Qualifications, then I'd hope they were astute enough to be able to audit effectively. Particularly, since the SMMT provide the IATF oversight and I know those guys know "their stuff". Chrissie - did you notice anything you feel the auditor should have at least stopped to question? They were oblivious to any issues?
If not, then it sounds like it went well for you...
Previously we used a German CB who would send someone over as the Certificate is alligned to one of our Plants in Germany. We have now moved to another CB and are using Auditors local to our various plants.
I felt he was more in tune with our business and accepted us for what we do "We Shift Boxes" (but we do it very well
) previous TS auditors, from the German CB, had tried to over complicate things an other things get lost in traslaton.
As you know Andy, we have a very mature QMS, I have worked very hard on it (and the management team
) this lastfew years to go above and beyond the requirements of 9001 and to allign where relevant to TS.
I am certainly not complacent and think our QMS is by any means perfect, I think all management systems are "Work In Progress" and never complete but finaly with TS we have reached a level where we can go forward and improve.
The bad news is, I have heard our UK Division of Aerospace are now going to go for AS9100 so no rest for me but I am going to go home, put my feet up and open a bottle of wine and worry about learning all about flying tin thingies next week.