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Old 29th June 2017, 02:24 PM
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Question Who does a QC (Quality Control) Auditor report to?

This may sound like a dumb question, but I need a clear cut answer, preferable with a link to where it states this online please.

We are are 3rd party logistics provider. We have QC auditors who audit different departments. Who do the auditors usually report to? What is the industry standard or norm?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 29th June 2017, 02:32 PM
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Re: Who does a QC auditor report to?

As far as I know there wouldn't be any links to send you to, however, the Auditor should report to the person identified on the Company's Organizational Chart.

My situation, is that the Auditor(s) reports to me as the Director of Quality.
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Old 29th June 2017, 02:40 PM
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.... Who do the auditors usually report to? What is the industry standard? ....
I am not aware of any "industry standard".
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Old 29th June 2017, 07:02 PM
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Re: Who does a QC (Quality Control) Auditor report to?

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This may sound like a dumb question, but I need a clear cut answer, preferable with a link to where it states this online please.

We are are 3rd party logistics provider. We have QC auditors who audit different departments. Who do the auditors usually report to? What is the industry standard or norm?

Thank you in advance.
When you say "QC Auditor", is it a role or a function (position)?

If it is a position, they would typically report to the Quality Manager or the Management Representative; however if the "Auditor" is a role, they can continue to report to which ever function (position) they belong and must fulfil the auditor requirement per ISO 9001 / 13485.

Hope this helps!
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Old 29th June 2017, 10:10 PM
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Re: Who does a QC (Quality Control) Auditor report to?

There isn't a standard on this and the answer is simple...To whomever he/she is required to report to.

Doesn't really matter and it's nobody's business but the organizations
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Old 30th June 2017, 07:35 AM
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Re: Who does a QC (Quality Control) Auditor report to?

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When you say "QC Auditor", is it a role or a function (position)?

If it is a position, they would typically report to the Quality Manager or the Management Representative; however if the "Auditor" is a role, they can continue to report to which ever function (position) they belong and must fulfil the auditor requirement per ISO 9001 / 13485.

Hope this helps!
It is a position and yes it helps.

Perhaps some background would have helped, but I was trying to keep this post very unbiased. But at this point here is the point of all of this.

I am the recently promoted (4 months ago) Quality Control Manager of a reverse logistics company. I had been the only auditor reporting to the Quality Control Manager. After I was promoted, my old job was split into four different auditors reporting to me. Now I have Department Managers wanting the auditors to report to the manager of the departments that they are auditing.

I have told them that this is a conflict of interest, but my boss wants some evidence that this is not normal. We are an ISO 9001 certified company. We have had one auditor reporting to the department manager of the department that she audits, but I had assumed that this was grandfathered in as we only became ISO certified 3 yrs ago. One of the things my predecessor had told me was that I would need/want to get that changed so that all of the auditors report to me. Since he is gone, that doesn't carry any weight with my boss at this point.

I just wanted to get some feedback and/or evidence, that either is or is not, the norm. My predecessor had 44 yrs of experience in the QC field so I highly respect his opinion.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 30th June 2017, 07:47 AM
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Re: Who does a QC (Quality Control) Auditor report to?

In referencing what you're talking about just quote the standard...."Ensure objectivity and impartiality of the audit process"

Then find out why those people want the auditors under their thumbs and watch their eyes when they tell you
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Old 30th June 2017, 08:42 AM
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Re: Who does a QC (Quality Control) Auditor report to?

Randy is spot on. The only criterion for an auditor is to ensure objectivity and impartiality in the audit process, by not auditing their own work.

The auditors need not have any reporting in the organization structure but have to fulfil the above.
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