When you engage QARS to direct your Center of Excellence, we will ensure your quality through systematic quality auditing.
Quality Auditing is a critical part of your supplier risk management. It enables us to confirm that you are providing products and services that are safe, reliable, and consistent with all client expectations.
There are three main types of supplier quality audits:
- Initial audits: These are conducted when you first engage QARS Solutions The purpose of this initial audit is to assess your overall quality capabilities and to identify any potential shortcomings or risks.
- Periodic audits: We conduct these on an ongoing basis to monitor your performance and to ensure that you are continuing to meet the required standards.
- Forensic audits: We conduct this extensive audit when there is a quality incident or complaint. The purpose of a forensic audit is to investigate the root cause of the problem and to recommend corrective actions.
We'll conduct audits to constantly evaluate your ability to meet established quality requirements and regulations.
- We will define the scope of the audit so that you know specifically what we will audit.
- We'll identify the key areas of focus to fully assess the important aspects of your quality system.
- We'll develop an audit plan including the specific activities that will be performed, the time frame for the audit, and the resources and documentation that will be needed.
- We'll assign highly skilled, experienced auditors who will conduct an effective audit.
- Our team will conduct your audit in a professional and objective manner.
- We will share the results of the audit with you and suggest next steps or corrective actions.
SCOPE OF AUDITS
The scope of your quality audit will vary depending on your specific needs. However, some common areas that are typically audited include:
- Quality management system (QMS): The supplier's QMS is documented and implemented effectively.
- Product and process design: Your products and processes should be designed to meet your customer's requirements.
- Manufacturing: Your manufacturing processes should be capable of producing products that meet the required quality standards.
- Inspection and testing: You should have an effective inspection and testing system in place to ensure that your products meet the required standards.
- Corrective and preventive action (CAPA): You should have a CAPA system in place to address quality problems.
Reduces the risk of product defects and recalls.
Improves the quality of products and services.
Increases customer satisfaction.
Enhances the supplier's reputation.
Improves the supplier's performance.
Helps to identify and address potential risks.
Provides a basis for continuous improvement.