Internal Auditing

ISO 9001 Revision Information

Thursday, 27 March 2014
ASR Editor
Review this document (PowerPoint & PDF) to stay current with the new ISO 9001 revisions.

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?

CQI-11 and CQI-12 – New Mandates For North American Automotive

Friday, 17 December 2010
Rand E. Winters - ASR Lead Auditor
These two self-assessments were developed by AIAG to promote improved and uniform quality and processes for plating (CQI-11) and coating (CQI-12) operations. Both self-assessments were effective January 2008 for first tier suppliers to GM, Ford and Chrysler.

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.

F-3000 Nonconformance Response

Thursday, 17 November 2011
ASR Editor
Below highlights the changes that have been made to the ASR Nonconformance Report (F-3000).

Opportunity for Improvement - A Benefit

Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Rand E. Winters - ASR Lead Auditor
An Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) is a pretty neat idea! It allows your ASR auditor to share with you valuable ideas that may be helpful as your organization pushes its quality management system for continual improvement.

In fact, a well-thought out Opportunity for Improvement in many cases may be of more value than a well-implemented non-conformance.

What is the definition of an OFI as listed in ASR's auditing procedure?

Presentation - Layered Process Audit (LPA)

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

ISO 9001:2000, The Process Approach & Surveillance Audit Requirements

Friday, 07 March 2014
ASR Editor
We all know that at a Registration and/or a Re-Assessment Audit, auditors are required to review all elements of a Quality Management System as defined by the customer's processes and the ISO 9001:2000 Standard, but what truly needs to be audited during a surveillance audit? There is obviously less time involved, so a comprehensive look at the whole system is not  possible. However, as a Registrar, we want to give you a value-added audit that assists you with improving your business!

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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