Re: Corrective Action Request (CAR) Form Examples and Discussion
CAR is used for resolving existing problems within your QMS processes.
PAR or Preventive Action is used for identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement or employees suggestion.
In the new ISO 9001:2015, the Preventive action term is no longer use, they replace it with risk assessment processes which the standard trying to equate this with PAR.
Therefore, for me ,it's how we define preventive action and corrective action.
Other confusion caused when we used the term "correction". My understanding with this term is we do correction all times without actually identifying the root causes. Only after we identify the root cause, we only take proper corrective action to resolve the root cause. That is the main difference with both term correction and corrective action.