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Alf Gulford
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posted 26 February 2001 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alf Gulford   Click Here to Email Alf Gulford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If this question has been answered already I apologize, but I couldn't find it in a search of forums.

So much discussion is taking place about the different types of audits that I find myself looking for a clear definition of the differences between System Audits and Process Audits.

In this company, we conduct two different types of audits. One type (system?) will select one of the 20 ISO sections and focus on those requirements, although any of the other 19 sections may be cited when non-compliances are recognized. I'll continue to do some of this under the revised standard.

The other type of audit (process?) is what we call an 'audit trail.' For this we generally pick a product from the shipping dock and trace it backwards through the system. In fact, as a guide, I give my auditors a generic flowchart of the manufacturing process and turn it upside down.

My feeling has always been that between the two types of audits we're pretty well covered, but I want to make sure I'm not missing something really important. So my question is (if I'm not making a molehill out of a mountain): How is a process audit conducted?

Thank you for helping me get this straight.

Alf

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Marc Smith
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posted 26 February 2001 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're doing everything you need to be doing. For basic audit info see Elsmar.com/Audit/

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Alf Gulford
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posted 27 February 2001 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alf Gulford   Click Here to Email Alf Gulford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, Marc. That presentation is nicely done and helpful.

Alf

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