How to create an audit ready philosophy and culture. By: Jake Walton Regulatory Auditor, Nelson Laboratories, Inc . 21 June 2011. What is Audit Readiness?. Being audit ready means that your systems are ALWAYS ready to be audited, regardless of who is looking.
By: Jake Walton
Regulatory Auditor, Nelson Laboratories, Inc.
21 June 2011
Being audit ready means that your systems are ALWAYS ready to be audited, regardless of who is looking
What kinds of audits are happening at your company?
Are there cracks?
What needs to be repaired?
Are past repairs holding?
What is Your Objective?
Set a SMART Goal
***Start small, prove the concept, and apply it again in a bigger format (creating a snowball effect)***
“A goal without a plan, is just a wish” – Larry Elder
Formulate a Plan of Attack
***Process map it out***
Sell Your Objective
***Sell To Your Audience***
Teach Rather Than Police
Help People Achieve
***Quality cannot be achieved with a closed mind***
Risk, Risk, Risk
Walk The Walk
Know Your Audience
Pre-Audit Tools (For External Audits)
***Run a first class audit***
Other Critical Items
Pre-Audit Inspections (When Possible)
***Perform walkthroughs with area managers, teaching as you go. Overtime, they will be able to perform the walkthroughs on their own***
***Teach best practices and reward good behavior***
Trend All Audit Findings (See Further Slides)
Take Corrective and Preventative Actions
Create Programs that TEACH!
***Repeat observations will take you down. Formulate a system to ensure that all audit observations are taken care of***
Risk Based Justification
***Well written justifications can save an audit***
SMART Goals = Meaningful/Measurable Results
***Keep your metrics current and audit ready***
Compare Data to Find Holes
People can’t change what they don’t know
If you are willing to teach, you will succeed
Explain, explain, explain
Be the change that you want to see (Gandhi)
Changing habits/minds/processes takes time
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