Iso 9001 Audit Trail: A Practical Guide to Process Auditing Following an Audit Trail

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WestBow Press, 2012 - Business & Economics - 124 pages
This book has been revised to coincide with the issue of the ISO 9001 Family of Standards by the same author. The intention is to improve the standard of auditing, especially audits carried out under the banner of the ISO 9001 standard. The ISO 9001 standard is quite capable of allowing organizations, certification bodies, and auditors to judge if an organization is capable of consistently providing product or service that meets the customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. At the present time, however, there is no common understanding about what the ISO 9001 audit should achieve. The aim of this book is to explain what auditing is capable of achieving, in particular the method of carrying out audits. There is, however, a need to improve the understanding of the ISO 9000 Family of Standards, and to this end, appendix C contains the first five pages of that book. Auditing can be costly and time consuming, and for it to be effective, it needs to give tangible benefits. This book will enable organizations and other interested parties to judge if their auditing activities are effective and beneficial. It enables them to examine their approach to audits and compare them with the techniques used within this book.

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David John Seear C.Eng CMarEng FIMarEST FCQI CQP is a Chartered Engineer who spent 12 years at sea ending up as Chief Engineer with a combined First Class Chief Engineers certificate before leaving and joining Shell. He left Shell U.K after 20 years service where he had been Head Of Quality and Performance for Shell UK Materials. One of the departments reporting to him was Quality Appraisal whose purpose was to carry out 2nd party audits for Shell UK and Shell den Hague. He represented the CBI on BSI QMS 22 for 6 years and represented the U.K. on ISO 9000 TC 176 for 3 years. He was a member of the Standards Development Group (SDG) in the U.K and attempted to encourage the SDG to justify the changes against the scope of the standard under review. Some recent changes to quality standards had no real justification for the changes that had been made. In fact some recent changes are now seen to be counterproductive. He has lived in Brunei and Abu Dhabi and carried out Audits and/or Training throughout the world including Africa, North and South America, Russia as well as the areas lived in namely the Far East (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei) and was the regional manager for a Certification Body based in the Middle East working in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain to name just a few of the countries he was responsible for. He is an IRCA Principal Auditor of 25 years experience and runs PDQ Management Services that carries out Training, Auditing, Consultancy and Lecturing on various management issues including procurement and Improving Management Systems. email

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