Auditing is a way of evaluating the internal controls of a company. Audits help in revealing systematic errors that occur throughout the year, and a year-end audit is essential to an organization’s decision-making.

For ISO audits, there are two main categories: internal and external. In order to become ISO certified, you need to have internal auditors and pass the 2-stage registrar audit which is conducted by an external party. Here’s why ISO audits are important.

Ensures Compliance

An effective audit system allows a company to pursue and maintain various corporate objectives including quality control and management. To facilitate supervision and monitoring and preventing risks such as irregular quality, ISO audits are necessary.

Internal and external audits allow you to inspect your company to ensure compliance with certain rules and regulations. Audits reveal any errors and allow companies to identify where they’re lacking— in this way, deficiencies in the system are easily identified and corrected.

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Identify Opportunities for Improvement

Internal ISO audits that are conducted by employees help to identify any areas that require improvement. Since they are on-site self-examinations performed on your quality management system (QMS), you can easily identify any potential lapse in quality of your product. Audits can help you determine and identify why these nonconformities took place and how to correct them. Internal audits also help evaluate any areas that need improvement so that your business may tackle them ASAP.

Since ISO audits guarantee conformity in the system and ensure that your company meets all regulations in terms of quality, it increases the credibility of your company. This in turn also improves overall customer experience and satisfaction.

Improves Efficiency

ISO audits ensure a thorough and comprehensive business process. Internal and external audits lead to ISO certification, which reflects overall system performance. It also helps your business define responsibilities for quality control for employees as well as a whole. An effective QMS system also ensures no resources are wasted. Auditing allows for a continuous improvement strategy, which means that your business is constantly seeking to reduce resource wastage and prioritize efficiency.

At Barile Consulting, we’re the leading certified AS 9100 and ISO 13485 certification consultants in Cleveland. With over 15 years of experience, our professional consultants are dedicated to ensuring you the smoothest transition to your new QMS and auditing system.

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