In Reply to Parent Post by AndyN
What's this but a normal, internal audit?
Hi AndyN, not sure if this answers your question but here's the overall quality audit types (sorry its easier to see in a flow chart)
Product audit, Process Audit, System Audit
Internal Audits & External Audits
Internal audits: First-Party Audits =Performance Audits + Conformance audits
Second-Party Audits & Third-Party Audits = Conformance audits
ASQ CQA module 1 section C:
“Performance audits assess the effectiveness of an organization’s processes in achieving the organization’s business goals. Where conformance audits are reactive and do not question the rules, performance audits are more proactive and challenge how well the rules contribute to organization business objectives.”
Also, Desk Audit is lower tier document review prior to stark of fieldwork.