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Outsourcing internal audits provides a fresh perspective that not only gives opportunities for improvement, but also meet the standard’s requirements for self-assessment and prepares an organization for 3rd party audits.

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IATF 16949® Auditing Videos on YouTube to Answer Your Questions

August 12, 2020

  YouTube Playlists: IATF 16949® Q&A Videos To answer your questions on automotive quality management system auditing, The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have created a YouTube channel that covers important topics from the IATF 16949® standard and rules.  Categories are divided by topics and each…

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Cost of quality of internal audits

How much money, time and resources are going into your internal audits?

August 4, 2020

Internal Quality Audits: What It Takes Developing resources to conduct internal audits of your quality management system is an investment of time and dollars.  Acquiring and even retaining the necessary and often specialized capabilities internally can pose quite a challenge, especially in these times.  It is important to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to understand the…

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Using technology for remote audits

Tips for Preparing for Your Remote Internal Audit

July 15, 2020

SimpleQuE auditors have been conducting remote internal audits for more than a year and we’ve put together some tips for preparing for this new type of virtual quality management system (QMS) audit.  With health and safety concerns adding new challenges due to COVID-19, conducting on-site internal audits isn’t always possible, so remote audits offer a…

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Quality Audits

June 17, 2020

If your organization is certified to ISO 9001 or a standard that is aligned with it, like AS9100 or IATF 16949®, and you perform internal quality audits, then you should know this: For ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016, one of the top 10 clauses for registrar findings in 2019 was 9.2 Internal Audit. The IATF® standard…

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IATF® Global Waivers and Measures – Remote Internal Auditing and Monitoring

June 3, 2020

  Update:  In February 2022, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®)  published its latest revision –  IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 – Revision 7, advising all IATF®-recognized certification bodies (and all affected IATF 16949® certified organizations and other stakeholders) that the IATF® has approved additional global waivers in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Stay current…

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IATF® Allows Audit Waivers and Measures in Response to COVID-19

April 3, 2020

  UPDATE February 2022:  the International Automotive Task Force (IATF®)  published its latest revision –  IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 – Revision 7, approving additional global waivers in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Stay current with IATF® updates in our blog, The Latest IATF 16949® Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF®, AIAG and OEMs. UPDATE October…

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Remote Auditing During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Risk Management in a Pandemic

March 17, 2020

  Internal auditing in these unique times of Coronavirus is challenging as companies are faced with a whole new level of risk management during this pandemic. But there is a viable and safer option – remote auditing.

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ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

Rolling Out ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

August 14, 2018

ISO 19011:2018 (Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems) was released in July 2018, and the new revisions have truly transformed the contents of the standard. The changes, including most significantly a new risk-based auditing approach, recognize the importance of managing risk in any management system, as well as in the marketplace. What is the purpose of…

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IATF 16949® 7.2.3 and 7.2.4 Internal Auditor Competency

June 15, 2018

Competency of IATF 16949® Internal Auditors and Second-Party Auditors In our article The Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Audits, we discuss ISO 9001 and  ISO 9001 Clause 9.2 which sets the criteria for internal auditing and audit programs.  Aligned with ISO 9001, IATF 16949® goes a step further with the focus on Internal Auditor Competency – Clause 7.2.3,…

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ISO 9001:2015 Clause 9.2 Internal Audit

June 15, 2018

ISO 9001:2015 Clause 9.2 Internal Audit ISO 9001:2015 establishes the guidelines for a quality management system (QMS) and is is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the involvement of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. One of those requirements focuses on internal audits.  If your organization…

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