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TOPIC: Audit vs Inspection

Audit vs Inspection 1 year 5 months ago #17133

  • Jorge Covarrubias
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In the context of the following question,

If you are executing the control procurement process if there is an issue with a delivery of material which is the responsibility of your supplier, what tools can determine if corrective actions are needed?
Inspections or Audits?

I think both may be correct, but the answer key prefers the latter. Not sure why. Can someone weigh in, please?

Audit vs Inspection 1 year 5 months ago #17159

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Inspections are usually performed by the contractor or together with you (e.g., a walk through process on how their materials are manufactured). During contractor's inspection of the material, the contractor finds that the material is out of scope, he will submit a change request and carry out the corrective actions to ensure that the materials are per your requirement.

In this context, as a customer you would audit the procurement process, e.g., whether the corrective actions are implemented.
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