Elephant in the Room

Abstract:The old tale of six blind men reporting dissimilar descriptions of an elephant is comparable to auditors' coming to different conclusions about quality management systems. Careful preparation, an organized plan and comprehensive data collection are essential. Establishing audit criteria sets out standard, industrial, and client-specific requirements. On site review or gemba enables the auditor to become familiar with key activities first hand. Communication among audit team members and coordination by the lead auditor help the audit process deliver value and avoid the six blind men's …

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Very nice article! Bering, I'm glad to see your commitment to this aspect of Quality. Keep on the good work.
--Efrain Ruiz, 10-14-2016

--Sifat Rahman, 10-03-2016

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