Remote auditing is increasingly common, but it’s still often a misunderstood and maligned process. This presentation will address the common misconceptions about remote auditing and demonstrate how it can be used to complete thorough and effective audits.
The upcoming update to ISO 19011 will have major implications for auditors all over the world, but so far, little is known about what those changes will look like. This presentation will examine the update process and outline what the new version will look like and advise auditors about what they can do to prepare themselves for the changes just over the horizon.
No audit can be effective without a carefully curated technique that’s flexible enough to apply to many types of organizations. This presentation will explain and provide examples of who, what, why, and how to structure and manage a more in-depth and meaningful audit result for both auditee and auditor.
Are you getting the most out of your supplier auditing program? Supplier audits are more than just a regulatory requirement in today’s global marketplace. In an era of increased outsourcing, virtual organizations, and global sourcing – supplier audits are a necessity to ensure product quality, patient safety, and customer satisfaction.
As much as our industries have changed due to information technology, the process of preparing and delivering a risk assessment audit has not. Many of my colleagues still produce a paper based risk assessment using MS Word, Excel, or other word processing software. Often we produce lengthy reports and the client only reads the executive summary in the front of the report and the mitigations at the end. What happens to all the great information in between? This session will discuss how technology advancements enable us to gain the full benefit of the information obtained and use it to enable critical business decisions.
There still seem to be considerable discrepancies when it comes to auditing a management system using the process approach. And now, with the new requirement of risk-based thinking it has become even more confusing. How do you assess if an organization or a manager consider risk without a specific requirement for risk analysis? Risk-based thinking seems new, but it’s not. But how do you audit it?
Management system standards are more outcome-focused than ever, which makes auditing the procedures that allow organizations to comply with them frustratingly varied and complex.
This presentation will discuss this shift and address how auditors can use it to make their audits more effective.
The Third-Party Effectiveness Verification Program or 3P-EVP was developed last year to evaluate the effectiveness of third-party certification. This presentation will outline this new program and assess how third-party certification processes can continue to improve.
There are a lot of pitfalls in the auditing world, and smart auditors need to know how to spot and avoid them. They also need to know how to craft a useful audit report in an environment that may make this difficult. This presentation will address how to face danger and come out victorious.
Anyone involved in quality management can see that the profession is changing rapidly. Likewise, standards development has to change to keep up. This presentation will examine how it will evolve in coming years—and how standards are more relevant than ever.