Quality Lean Auditing



The competitive market and the business goal for growth are some of the variables that dictate optimization of resources, including an effective quality audit program (system, product or process).

Audit findings that can trigger measurable action plan, measurable verification of effectiveness and metrics to monitor sustainability of the actions are not always achieved under the traditional audit methodology. This course will cover a methodology to address these audit goals.

This course offers a quality auditing approach based on lean principles, different from the traditional – compliance focused auditing. Compliance is one of the foundations of a stable system and the benchmark of the next level – continuous improvement.
The methodology that will be discussed in this course offers a simple way of measuring compliance and effectiveness.

There is no previous Lean and Six Sigma or statistical experience needed to attend this course. The models and tools are easy to integrate in already existing quality audit program. The methodology is not limited to quality professionals as it can be applied in any department (such as Engineering, Operations, Purchasing, etc) seeking improvement opportunities of the processes.

This course offers a methodology through models that can be immediately implemented after the completion of this course.

Areas to be Covered:

Lean auditing techniques based on measurable deliverables
Comparing with the traditional compliance audit
Problem identification
Reporting format
Performance measurement
Effective follow up and verification strategies
How to immediately start implementing the methodology
Question & Answer session

Who will Benefit:

Quality Auditors
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Quality Engineers
Regulatory Affairs Staff
Manufacturing Staff
Operations Team
Management Team
Process Owners
Startup Company Leaders
Professionals interested in continuous improvement, process streamlining and quality management using simple quality tools

Janet B. Smith

Janet B. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in quality management and lean deployment in various manufacturing and logistics industries regulated by FDA, Aerospace, Telecommunication, Military, ISO 9001:2008, TS 16949, C-TPAT (Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) and Smartway (partnership with EPA). Ms. Smith has current certifications from ASQ (American Society for Quality) which includes: Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Quality Manager and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Ms. SmithÂ’s experience includes the development of quality systems from ground zero-to-sustainability level under the ISO/AS/TS standards.

Ms. Smith has participated in several ASQ Quality and Lean Conferences as a speaker and instructor for workshops on quality, lean auditing and continuous improvement. Ms. Smith is also an active ASQ author including a book titled “Auditing Beyond Compliance” and several quality related articles published in Quality Progress Magazine and ISixSigma web.


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