Posts tagged ‘Audit Meetings’
February 15, 2012
I perform a number of audits throughout the year. Most are supplier audits but some are internal audits. In order to make the audits as efficient as possible I recommend good planning for the audit – rather than just turning up on the day and “going with the flow”.
Firstly – make contact with your host (auditee) well before the audit. This starts the communication process with them. During this time you can discuss (via telephone or email) any domestic arrangements, such as site location, local hotel, times and dates, etc. From these early discussion an audit programme should be produced and sent to the auditee at least 2 weeks beforehand. This allows them to understand where you are likely to go during the audit.
January 24, 2012
No matter what type of audit you are involved in it is essential that it starts and finishes well. Opening and closing meetings offer the forum to do this. A well run and professional opening meeting sets the scene for the audit and, if done well, creates a great first impression. Likewise, a well run closing meeting draws the audit to a close in a professional and controlled manner. TIP – if you are being audited, see how many of these points the auditor covers!