Re: Scope and frequency of TS 16949 Internal Audits
In a previous life with an interior trim parts manufacturing company, we were TS registered and the audit schedule, didn't show a whole complete plan of all audits etc. What we did was to show a couple of milestone audits, just before the CB came in (like 15 days) to check on what they'd check on. Then we scheduled all other audits; process and system, based on a rolling 30 day window. We didn't define the scope etc, we just said we'd do an audit every 30 days at a minimum. We could then decide, based on what jobs were running, what processes we would look at, what customer issues there were etc. Then we'd add the scope, criteria at that point.
The idea of a whole schedule planned out 12 months is totally bogus and no-one has a crystal ball to know why/what you should be auditing in 6 - 9 months time anyway. Nor do you want to keep re-issuing the schedule!
It's not a requirement - except in some people's heads...
Last edited by AndyN; 9th January 2010 at 12:33 PM.