We are currently registered to ISO 9001:1994, working towards the Year 2000 revision. As part of our efforts we have decided to trial/work towards a process based audit, whist maintaining our commitment to 9001:1994.
I have classified various activities within the company and formed the processes required, in the past we audited clauses within the standard.
I've have then pulled out the applicable clauses of the new standard, tied these together both with audit areas and relevent clauses of 9001:1994.
The net result to date is a more comprehensive audit plan seeking to improve activities within the organisation.
The first audit has been completed and we have more constructive observations previous audits ever identified. I am very pleased with the results so far.
Are any other forum users also 'experimenting' in this manner?