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Process Audits

Process Audit Services

A Process audit seeks to improve the selected process (es) by finding out how the process(es) is performing against defined criteria.

One of the benefits of having a Process Audit is the intense focus it brings to the processes selected. This means that the Auditor may be spending 1, 2, or more days on a single process, reviewing all aspects of it, from top to bottom, within the defined criteria. Such an exercise is bound to find several opportunities for improving the process in a significant way.

Call us today at 713-589-4680 and we can help you review your situation and provide a recommendation for conducting a Process Audit.

Training Offerings

Mireaux’s 3-day Fundamentals of Document Control course provides instruction in the creation of a document control system, the different kinds of documents an organization may use, the creation of documents, and how to handle audits of documentation required for ISO as well as API Q1 9th Edition and API Q2 compliance. Learn more about this course

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 7135894680

Venue Website:

Address:
12802 Willow Centre Dr., Houston, Texas, 77066, United States

  • Sep
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 16 - 18
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sep 16 - Sep 18
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • September 16, 2019 - September 18, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mireaux’s 4-day Advanced Document Control course builds upon the 3-day Fundamentals, with the addition of 1 day in enhanced document control practices. These focus on the requirements associated with engineering and project management documents, such as Databooks, Transmittals, PI&D, Project Plans, and more. Learn more about this course.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 7135894680

Venue Website:

Address:
12802 Willow Centre Dr., Houston, Texas, 77066, United States

  • Sep
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 16 - 19
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sep 16 - Sep 19
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • September 16, 2019 - September 19, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Consulting Capabilities

Mireaux’s Consulting services involve full turnkey assistance in the development and implementation of management systems that conform to the desired ISO, or API standards.

Standards Include:

Web QMS Software

Cloud-based, secure and powerful, our Web QMS software helps you achieve, maintain, and improve your ISO and API certifications, allowing your employees full access and visibility to your management system – anytime, anywhere.

  • Approved Supplier List -> Supplier Corrective Actions
  • Asset Register
  • Behavioral Base Safety (BBS)
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Calibration -> Out-of-Tolerance Conditions
  • Communication Plan
  • Conformity Matrix
  • Contingency Planning
  • Corrective Action
  • Critical Processes
  • Critical Services and SRP
  • Customer Complaints
  • Customer Property
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • E-Learning
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employee Certifications
  • Employee Handbook
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • External Audits -> External Audit Findings
  • External Documents
  • Glossary
  • HSE Manual
  • HSE Policy
  • Information Security Incidents
  • Internal Audits -> Internal Audit Findings
  • Inventory Control
  • ISMS Manual
  • ISMS Policy
  • Job Descriptions
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Lessons Learned
  • List of Legal Requirements
  • Main Process Map
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Management Reviews -> Management Review Action Items
  • Monitoring and Measuring
  • Nonconformance Report (NCR)
  • Objectives
  • Organizational Charts
  • Preventive Action
  • Procedures, Work Instructions & Forms
  • Product Quality Plans
  • Quality Manual
  • Quality Policy
  • Records Retention
  • Risk Assessment -> Significant Risks
  • Safety Incidents
  • Service Quality Plan
  • Short Service Employee (SSE)
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Statement of Applicability
  • Training Events
  • Training Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

While the essence of the Audit process may be very similar, the differences between a Process Audit and an ISO or API Internal Audit are characterized below:

Internal AuditProcess Audit
Follows a specified Audit scheduleCan be scheduled anytime
Conducted by a qualified AuditorConducted by a process Expert and qualified Auditor
The criteria is the ISO or API standard, plus the actual organization’s own management system requirementsThe criteria could be an ISO/API standard, your own management system, a particular Customer specification or Industry specification; or a combination of all.
Encompasses all processes within the management systemNarrowed to one or more specific processes

A Process Audit can definitely be used as part of your Internal Audit program – provided that the criteria used included the ISO or API standard you are certified to, as well as your management system requirements.

If the criteria used was a particular customer specification, then the results of the audit cannot be used as part of the ISO or API Internal Audit, therefore you still need to include such process in your Internal Audit schedule.

Notice also that we said the results of the Process Audit can be used “as part” of your Internal Audit, and shall not therefore be used as a replacement for the Internal Audit.

Since the ISO or API Internal Audit is an audit of all the processes that are part of your management system, then yes, a Process Audit is definitely required. However, the key component here is ensuring that the criteria the Audit was conducted against is indeed the ISO or API standard in question, as well as the organization’s own management system requirements.

Process Audits conducted for the sake of improving the process -due to a high level of NCRs, or Corrective Actions for example- are not necessarily required by ISO, though it is a great exercise to perform in order to find root causes of problems, and ultimately a great tool for continual improvement.

To further reap the benefits of a Process Audit, it is important to use unbiased and seasoned professionals, who have great experience in the process and industry in question. Without these qualifications, the audit may risk becoming a mere documentation gap, and stop short of identifying the true practical opportunities for improving the process.

If you have one or more processes that you believe need improvement, Mireaux can definitely help your organization by auditing these processes in depth. Mireaux’s Consultants and Auditors are seasoned professionals with decades of experience in various industry sectors. We can help you analyze the process thoroughly and provide you with actionable recommendations that can be used to improve your processes.

Call us today at (713) 589-4680 and let us help you review your situation and provide a recommendation for conducting a Process Audit. 

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