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Process approach auditing

Hi, I understand how to audit to the standard, but as I am changing our internal auditing program to the process approach, I am finding difficulty looking at how to use the approach with top management and some support functions. I am finding that with other process style audits, I am drifting back to the clause by clause model of auditing to the standard. My Quality manager wants to be able for my team to do these audits in an our or so. We are auditing individual processes at our manufacturing site, like the raw material ordering process, maintenance calibration, processing units, etc. (for example).

Am on the right thought path with "the process style" of auditing?

Also, is there some reference of what clauses are most useful to audit against for different types of processes? Say for instance, a maintenance support process vs. a material receiving or shipping process?

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz May 29, 2020

 

how to use the approach with top management and some support functions

I use the process approach in my audits for many years. However, when auditing top management, I mix the process approach with the clause approach. For example: management review, quality policy and objectives, risks and opportunities, context and interested parties, monitoring, and evaluation.

Am on the right thought path with "the process style" of auditing?

Yes, I believe you are, based on your description.

what clauses are most useful to audit against for different types of processes?

Let me show you the turtle diagram:

https://www.screencast.com/users/ccruz5284/folders/Default/media/4c41a267-3411-4ccc-988a-f3a2b7dca179

You can audit a process and consider one or more ISO 9001:2015 clause(s) relevant from section 8. But for any process, you can use the turtle diagram and list several other clauses that you can audit:

https://www.screencast.com/users/ccruz5284/folders/Default/media/396c0fe3-2ee0-436e-b51c-bcb7a8962a6f

You can find more information about auditing below:

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