Internal audits are required, at minimum, once per year by most standards. These
audits are intended to verify the effectiveness of your systems, to
catch system failures or non-conformances before they can affect
product impact, and to ensure potential hazards can be prevented
altogether. They are a very critical component of any quality
management system, but are often neglected or performed in a sub-par
manner due to understaffing, ineffective training, and other factors.
some cases, your internal auditing system may not be neglected at all,
but also may not be performing well enough to add value to your quality
management system. For example, did you know that a "perfect"
internal audit producing no findings could be a red flag for your
While an internal audit resulting in
zero findings sounds like a successful audit, it is often a symptom of
poor audit criteria, under-trained auditors, or other inadequate
component of the internal auditing system. Realistically, an
internal audit should almost always have findings, or at the very
least, observations for improvement to ensure your customer and third
party audits will be successful and that your system is effective in
its daily operation.
Expert Resource's commitment is to help clients build systems that
improve their business, not simply guide compliance to a standard.
Benefits of Outsourcing your Internal Audits
Expert Resource clients recognize the disconnect between the
criticality of the internal auditing system and their resources to
support it, so they contract us to
perform these audits on their behalf annually or more frequently. In
addition to ensuring the audit is performed on schedule, outsourcing
internal audits to ER provides the following benefits:
- Our consultants are seasoned professionals with extensive experience and keen eyes for spotting system shortcomings
an outsider with an internal audit provides a fresh set of eyes to
identify findings that internal employees may miss due to constant
- Since our consultants are well-versed in
auditing as well as building audit-proven systems, their audit results
emphasize system efficiency. They will not only point out
non-conformances, they will identify opportunities for improvement.
competent resources entrusted to conduct the internal audit, the burden
does not fall on your staff. Your employees can keep their focus
onserving your customers and adding value to your bottom line.
an option, we can help close out the internal non-conformances
identified by developing sustaining corrective actions supported by
meaningful objective evidence.
- For some
standards, we can also provide workbooks that grade internal audit
results and formulate a sophisticated report out and risk assessment in
Expert Resource is the Smart Choice for Internal Auditing Assistance and more.
100% of our clients (hundreds) pass their
first attempt at certification. Most of our consultants are
spread throughout the United States, England, and China, but we have
also helped companies in over 10 other countries. Headquartered
in California, we will go anywhere to help you.
Our clients are very diversified in size,
special process expertise. We have met the needs of the largest prime
contractors (ex: Goodrich, BASF, Rolls-Royce, Boeing) to very small job
shops. Our prices are highly competitive, our consultants are very
personable, and we
guarantee our work.
Many of our clients qualify for State
and/or US Federal funding for
training, consulting and auditing services. This reimburses costs associated with consulting and
registration. Please contact
for more information.
Nadcap Root Cause & Corrective Action Training
ER provides a
one-day session of on-site training
for non-conformance reporting with root cause analysis and corrective
action training (NCR-RCCA).
Lack of proper NCR-RCCA training is
the area of compliance in which most companies fail, adding
unforeseen costs to their QMS and Nadcap programs and building months of frustration. To
prevent audit failures, ER highly recommends that all Top
Management, Quality Personnel, and Nadcap-related process personnel
attend this one-day training session.
most effective Corrective Actions are those created with a team of
stakeholders, and in some cases, a RCCA team is a requirement of the
system. Therefore, teams should be trained
together, have a common approach and unified expectations.
Each session will allow a maximum
of 20 trainees. Training
will utilize overhead projection, hand-out materials, and be
supplemented with a sample work instruction, which can be modified to meet your exact needs.