Friday, 30 May 2014

What is Quality Audit

Quality Audit can be defined as : "A systematic and independent examination to determine or check whether the quality activities which are performed and the related results comply with the planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives."

The main objective of audit is that it checks the compliance with planned arrangement and implementation.

It is one type of an information gathering activity by the auditors for making improvement and corrective action.

The audit which is performed may be Internal or External and do not necessarily have to cover the whole system at once but it may cover some of the elements of the system.

The first party audit is an audit carried out by an organization itself which is known as Internal Audit.

A second party audit by one organization , working on its own behalf , on another i.e, audit on supplier by a customer

Third party is an audit by independent organization on supplier.