Auditing and Consulting

Cardno PPI provides auditing and consulting services to help our clients and their suppliers enhance their Quality Management Systems and ensure effective implementation.

A quality management system (QMS) is a set of policies, processes, and procedures to meet organization quality goals. A defined system minimizes risk and improves performance.

Auditing Services

All Cardno PPI auditors are Certified Lead Auditors through reputable organizations such as ASQ, AQS, DNV, SGS, Bureau Veritas, etc., and have at least 5 years of experience in their fields. Cardno PPI can perform partial or full audits that compare organizational implementations to the company QMS and/or industry standards such as API Q2, etc.

The audit includes observations of work in practice, including operations, planning, purchasing, and management of change. It also includes interviews with staff to assess their knowledge of the organization’s QMS and the other quality standards applicable to their work.
 
The audit report identifies nonconformities, gaps, and operational inefficiencies with practical suggestions for improvement. The report can help highlight success stories and focus the organization on improving key points of the QMS.
 
In addition to auditing your organization, we can also audit the performance of your suppliers or vendors. These can either be recurring audits, or audits scheduled when something changes. For example, when moving manufacturing of a particular component from one plant to another, an audit can provide peace of mind that the new plant can manufacture the component to specifications.
 

Consulting Services

Organizations that regularly examine their QMSs are less likely to suffer business failures such as lost commercial opportunities and government fines.

On request, our seasoned QA professionals can assess your quality requirements. These services identify areas for improvement to your QMS, whether they be documentation changes, process improvements, or other adjustments.