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AFIS Services Launches
First and Second Party Audits with Failure Incident Reduction Objectives
With or without external certifications, every operation
needs more than routine inspections. Thorough internal audits to identify areas
of system and operation weaknesses for required attention are essential.
Internal audits are also necessary for highlighting system and operation
strengths on which to capitalize. AFIS Services first and second party audits essentially
serve as internal audits.
The main rational for
having strong internal audits is to ensure a viable and beneficial continuous
improvement program. Many of the recognized external audit programs also list
internal audits as part of the requirements but internal audits are not just to
satisfy or even impress external auditors.
AFIS Services is
currently offering more than the typical documents review plus plant inspection
and interviews. With the evolution of the SSQA concept, AFIS Services has
developed a first and second party audits with benefits that are immediately
recognizable. The main features are the same as outlined in sections 2.6 .1.1 to
220.127.116.11 of the SSQA Implementation Manual. These features include the
categorization of scheduled audits according the specific purposes, the use of
customized (non-monotonous) audit guidelines, etc.
Although the AFIS
Services internal audits project is bound to satisfy or even impress external
auditors, the purpose is more to eliminate failure root-causes. The design,
expectation and determination are to continuously see measurable and permanent
reduction in failure incidents as well as the efficient harnessing of identified
strengths. Success is viewed differently in the AFIS Services first and second
party audits program. It is not simply verified according to the scores obtained
during external certification audits. Success is first of all verified according
to the actual reduction in failure incidents, and according to the positive
experience of customers/consumers with the operationís products. Excellent
external certification audit scores are important but of secondary
If you are interested in the AFIS Services first and second
party audits program for your operation, I would gladly work with you to set
this up. Drop me a direct Email.