Process audit is used to review and evaluate the process and to confirm its
effectiveness and/or compliance with documented procedures. This type of audit is
commonly an internal (or 1st party) audit. An auditor doesn’t necessarily require the
knowledge of standards or regulations as it is normally assessed against internal
Often, particularly within the automotive manufacturers, a customer may conduct this
type of audit within a supplier. A customer may want to evaluate the effectiveness of
the production process of a particular component.
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