External Contract Auditor for Internal Quality Audit

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Polly Pure Bread

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Is it possible for the organization to get an auditor from external source to conduct an internal quality audit on behalf of its internal auditors?

That’s their preventive action/contingency plan.:thanx:
 
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Jim Wynne

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#2
Re: External Auditor for Internal Quality Audit

Yes. It's not uncommon for companies (especially smaller ones) to use contractors for internal audits. I don't know what you mean by "That's their preventive action/contingency plan," though.
 
#6
Would that be considered an outsourced process and need to be controlled as such?
That would be a very important process to have some control over, but unlike something product related, e.g. painting, plating, sterilization, or a related service e.g testing, calibration, transportation, clients often have no practical knowledge or expertise in defining what their audit programme should include!

Anyone care to give some clear definitions of what the client should put into their contract with an outside audit resource, to ensure control?
 
R

ralphsulser

#7
Outside contract auditors are very useful for a "fresh eyes" approach. Even Ford states that term in their Q1 MSA questions.
Also, be sure to add them to your approved supplier list.
 
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Ted Schmitt

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Anyone care to give some clear definitions of what the client should put into their contract with an outside audit resource, to ensure control?
Demonstration of auditors competence, audit history/log, content of audit report, cost for visit and follow up visits, lunch (interesting recent thread :notme:), time alocatted, cost per hour?, pay for job etc....

just a start...
 
B

BadgerMan

#9
Andy,

I just finished some training materials on the new standard and the scope of that requirement has been expanded a bit. Hence, my question.
 

Jim Wynne

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Demonstration of auditors competence, audit history/log, content of audit report, cost for visit and follow up visits, lunch (interesting recent thread :notme:), time alocatted, cost per hour?, pay for job etc....

just a start...
Another thing that needs to be worked out is what happens with the audit results--who's responsible for followup, corrective actions, etc.
 
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