In Reply to Parent Post by wooden nickle
Howste, thanks for the reply. Our QMS is procedure based (old school), will I need to convert our procedures to processes?
The question was asked to Howste and he would not mind if I put my points here.He is a good friend
What you meant by "convert our procedures to process"?Hope you have your processes already if you are in business.To carry out your processes you have your procedures in place,some may be documented.
Just check following for your processes, if available
Sequence and interaction, determined and implemented
Process controls determined and implemented
Resources (including competence and information) determined and being provided
Process monitoring criteria determined and processes are being monitored
and efficiency measurement criteria are determined and processes are being measured against these crieteria
Are you recording the measurement results to know how your processes are performing ( also to demonstrate to auditor
).You need to keep it for your benefit and auditor will just check it and prepare his records.You need this data for analysis to initiate preventive actions (sometimes CA also)
Do you have (contnual) improvement plan for your processes?
If your answers are yes
,you can boldly go for audit and I would be honoured to be the auditor