Today's customers expect nothing less than products of the highest quality, and it is incumbent on all manufacturers to assure this expectation is met. A proven technique for checking whether a manufacturing process is in control is a manufacturing audit.
A manufacturing audit is a comprehensive inspection of a process to determine whether it is performing satisfactorily. A manufacturing audit is usually limited to a small portion of units produced, but the manufacturing processes involved are reviewed thoroughly. An audit does not replace normal quality control efforts, but supplements them.
Medical audit is a systematic approach to peer review of medical care in order to identify opportunities for improvement and provide a mechanism for realizing them. Medical audit and clinical audit are often used interchangeably, but clinical audit might be considered to cover all aspects of clinical care-for example, nursing and the role of paramedical staff-whereas medical audit relates to practices initiated directly by doctors. It complements and may partly overlap financial audit, utilization review, and management of resources, but is primarily clinical, not managerial; its focus is the process and results of medical care rather than the use of resources and it is the responsibility of doctors rather than managers.
There are many reasons for conducting a manufacturing audit:
- Assures procedures reflect actual practice (what we say is what we do);
- Uncovers inaccuracies so they can be quickly corrected;
- Reveals the consistency of a process (from person to person, or day to day);
- Demonstrates a proactive approach to process improvement; and
- Encourages ongoing corrective action.
Kaiyan Medical got another audit supplier recognition by Made-in-China. We like to keep our audits and quality standards to the top in order to assure the best experience for our customers and clients