The changes to ISO 9001:2015 and other sector-specific Quality Management System (QMS) standards may be relatively minor in terms of added requirements, but they represent a major shift in focus. The standard is now more oriented to performance than simply ensuring compliance with written procedures. In effect, it allows organizations to better select an approach to managing quality that aligns with their specific competitive environment and strategic intent.
Internal audits are a key management tool for governance, risk and compliance. However, many internal quality audit programs are likely to continue as they have in the past, failing to provide the value they should. Given that audits are one component of governance, this means that the audit function will provide neither the assurance nor the impetus for continual adaptation to change and use, and will instead use up valuable resources that could be deployed elsewhere were the audits better designed and managed. An audit program should consider both the effectiveness of the function as well as how efficiently program resources are being deployed.
Join this live boot camp with expert speaker Duke Okes, who will provide guidance to all the personnel involved with QMS audits on how to better align audit plans with organizational needs and opportunities. This event will specifically shed light on three major components: major differences in ISO 9001:2015, the impact on internal audits, and the addition of greater value by boosting auditing effectiveness and efficiency.