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Beyond Compliance Design of a Quality System

Beyond Compliance Design of a Quality System

Tools and Templates for Integrating Auditing Perspectives

Janet Bautista Smith With Robert Alvarez

Softcover, 120 pages, Published 2020
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-951058-23-4
Item Number: H1573

Member Price: $28.00

List Price: $40.00
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  • auditing
  • auditor
  • auditee
  • auditing tools
  • auditing templates
  • quality management system
  • QMS
  • quality system design
  • external auditing
  • third-party auditing


Next Level Results for Your QMS

You don’t just want a compliant quality management system, you want a robust one—a QMS that’s easy to implement and maintain.  Beyond Compliance Design merges two sets of experiences—that of a quality system designer/auditee and that of an external auditor—to help you make that possible. Move beyond a focus on checking all the right boxes to the opportunities for continuous improvement, waste reduction, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction and delight.

Author Janet Bautista Smith, with the contributions of external auditor, Robert Alvarez, guides you in this process with her models, case studies, lessons learned, and an array of simple tools and templates you can customize for your organization and begin using immediately, including:

  • Implementing layered metrics to align with the auditor's perspective
  • Employing DMAIC analysis to process customer complaints
  • Discovering hidden factories through a Process Grid Walk
  • Addressing common pitfalls of documentation systems with lean solutions
  • Achieving operational compliance and excellence within processes
  • Determining QMS, customer, and auditor satisfaction
  • Fostering synergy among the QMS, customer, and auditor perspectives
  • Engaging management review for critical support

Janet Bautista Smith
has 38 years of quality management experience in various manufacturing environments, including the medical device, automotive, and military and logistics industries. She has previously written Auditing Beyond Compliance and The Art of Integrating Strategic Planning, Process Metrics, Risk Mitigation, and Auditing for ASQ’s Quality Press.

Robert Alvarez brings more than 40 years of experience to the maintenance and implementation of management systems.

An effective QMS is always in a state of dynamic improvement. Effort in building a strong QMS is to continually meet and exceed both the internal business requirements as well as external stakeholders. This book provides insights into real life experiences of both the QMS designer and an objective Auditor and provides a simplified flow of work processes, which are scalable to any industry for bringing about continuous improvement and strengthening the existing QMS.

– Madhusudan Moosapeta, Director, Quality and Compliance, Apotex


The Process Grid Walk evaluation (depicted in this book) is unique and provides a precise identification of a process or procedure that may provide an opportunity for improvement.

– Ricardo Villareal, Supply Chain Security Specialist, CTPAT Field Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection