Annotations for Auditing Beyond Compliance : Using the Portable Universal Quality Lean Concept

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Smith, a corporate quality manager, outlines a portable audit model to facilitate a simple, flexible, and effective audit of single or multiple quality system standards to achieve compliance and move beyond compliance to continuous improvement initiatives. The model allows for interchangeability of multiple standards and validates the effectiveness of multiple variables, and provides a universal roadmap that serves as the "converter" in unifying multiple quality elements into a single focal point toward operational excellence and continuous improvement. It uses Lean-Six Sigma principles and includes examples to demonstrate the application of typical internal audit methodologies combined with implementation engines such as Lean auditing strategies. A CD on using the model is provided. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (