Categories starting with P

Items starting with P

Pushing Continual Improvement

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
ASR Editor
An effective audit program pushes an organization’s continual improvement process. Here is a quick review of the key parts and pieces of an internal audit system that an outside auditor investigates during their visit. How does your firm stack up?

Presentation - A Review ISO 9001:2015 (Revision Update)

Monday, 07 April 2014
Rand E. Winters - ASR Lead Auditor
Overview of the changes to the ISO 9001 standard.

Process Metrics (Monitoring the Quality Management System Processes)

Thursday, 01 August 2013
Bart Solomon - Senior ASR Lead Auditor

Organizations sometimes struggle with setting up, maintaining and getting value from process metrics.

ISO 9001 does require that:

Clause 4.1
"The organization shall:
  • Determine criteria and methods needed to ensure that both the control and operation of these processes are effective
  • Monitor, measure where applicable, and analyze these processes and
  • Implement actions necessary to achieve planned results and continual improvement of these processes and Clause 8.2.3

Presentation - Layered Process Audit (LPA)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Karl Dorr
Detailed online slide presentation by Karl Dorr.

Process Approach to Auditing and Expectations of Our Customers

Friday, 07 March 2014
ASR Editor
"Do I have to do process auditing?" ASR has had many discussions concerning this topic. So I would like to analyze the requirements and try to reach a logical conclusion that adds value to your quality management system and sets out ASR's expectations for your internal audit program.

Let's start by looking at what ISO 9001:2000 requires:

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