Your one-stop auditing provider

We provide the Automotive Industry with worldwide IATF16949 auditing services to improve efficiencies, mitigate risks, and increase compliance with industry regulation.

Internal Auditing:
We provide companies with an objective assessment of their own IATF16949 Quality Management System relative the requirements of the standard and industry best practices. The scope all internal audits are tailored to specific our client’s needs and requirements.

Automotive suppliers contract us to perform their internal audit program for many reasons, but the top 4 reasons are:

  • Better Resource Utilization: Everyone is trying to do more with less these days and we understand your have key personnel working on competing priorities. Internal Auditing is an area that is easy to outsource to free up internal resources and it is not particularly costly.
  • Identification of Best Practices: Our auditors have seen the implementation of IATF16949 at hundreds of companies and the knowledge we’ve amassed in house is a powerful tool we provide to our clients to improve their systems.
  • Access to Expertise: It is expensive and time consuming to become an expert in IATF16949 and almost a full time job to keep abreast of industry trends. Many clients tell us their employees already wear too many hats and outsourcing internal audits is one way to let employees focus on other duties. For small organizations, this is an even bigger challenge – as they may entirely lack the expertise. Our auditors are IATF16949 experts who can impart their knowledge on your organization and help drive continuous improvement efforts.
  • Guaranteed Impartiality: Section 9.2 of TS16949 requires that auditors are impartial of the areas being audited which is can often be a challenge. Engaging our certified auditors to perform your internal audit removes any potential doubts about auditor impartiality.

Supplier Auditing:
We see the interconnected supply change as one of the biggest risks to the industry moving forward and want to help you better prepare for the next “black swan” event. Industry leaders continue to advocate enhanced transparency of the supply networks to enhance risk awareness and mitigation activities. The performance of Supplier Auditing is one of the best ways to achieve these goals and ensure requirements of IATF16949 are applied throughout the supply chain. Some of the key driving factors clients select Quality Auditing include:

  • Risk Mitigation: 42% of automotive suppliers were impacted by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, which highlights the need to increase transparency of the supply networks to enhance risk awareness and mitigation activities to better prepare for the next major disruption.
  • Expertise: There is a new crop of high-tech suppliers to the automotive industry that is being driven by innovation in computers, software, and hybrid technologies. Our auditor network spans beyond automotive and across high-tech industries allowing us to offer auditors with expertise in technology that is new to the automotive industry.
  • Scalability & Rapid Deployment: Increased calls for dual sourcing arrangements along with new supplier locations to support emerging industries is resulting in an increased need to qualify suppliers quickly. Our large auditor base allows for rapid scaling up & down to meet these demands.
  • Cost Control: Global automotive demand is changing. In 2007, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) accounted for 30 percent of global profits. In 2012, that share rose to nearly 60 percent, as sales in these regions rose 65 percent and outpaced growth in Europe, North America, Japan, and South Korea. More than half of this growth came from China, which means supply chains are adapting and supplier locations changing. Our network of auditors can serve as your eyes and ears in these markets without the added expense of travel.

We can conduct audits of your supply chain to the requirements of IATF16949, ISO 9001, and/or in-house requirements you may have. The audit will provide systematic and constant monitoring of your supplier’s systems, and help companies to mitigate supply chain risk and implement continual improvement. The scope of our supplier auditing services can range from performance of a single audit to management of an entire supplier auditing program, including corrective action and follow-up.


Training & Compliance Consulting:
We know that initially, IATF16949 implementation and supplier auditing measures cost money and eat into margins – so helping determine an appropriate level of investment risk mitigation is essential. We provide training to organizations interested in improving performance, minimizing risk, and avoiding the costly consequences of poor quality. We offer customized training solutions for a wide variety of conformance and improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean, performance excellence, in addition to our focus on IATF16949 and ISO 9001 training.

The Automotive Auditing Division provides consulting to support the needs of your company. We are well suited to collaborate with you to ensure that we deliver marked improvements to your existing processes and exceed your expectations. We are available for work on projects of all sizes and look forward to the opportunity to develop a long term strategic partnership.


Standards:
While we have auditors & consultants with experience in a variety of segments of the automotive industry and perform the majority of our auditing against the following standards:



Customer Satisfaction


I was so pleased with Quality Auditing that I referred two of our other locations to them. I plan on using them again and expect more locations to do the same. - QA Manager
Being a small company, third party certifications play a large role in our business objectives. Quality Auditing played an integral role in internal auditing and procedural guidance that lead to us achieving both ISO 9001 certifications - C. Hokanson
We have been working with Quality Auditing over the past year for supplier audits locally and internationally. They are responsive and easy to work with, provide timely well-written reports, and make it simple to keep our audit program on track. - C. Hokanson
I was impressed with the responsiveness. [They] were able to turn initial inquiry into a signed contract and scheduled audit in a single afternoon! - Gregg G. Vice President of Quality
The ability to eliminate our audit-related travel expenses has been essential in this economic environment. - Sandra P. Quality Engineering Manager
Our internal auditor quit and we needed a resource on short notice. Quality Auditing provided us an excellent auditor who was only 25 miles away. - Kurt F. Operations Manager
I’ve worked with a few other companies in the past but Quality Auditing’s reporting style is the best I’ve seen and our auditor really provided us some useful industry insight. - Tom C. Director of Quality
Friendly auditors are surprisingly hard to find. Maybe that’s because Quality Auditing hired them all? - Michelle L. Supplier Applications Engineer
Their auditors possess great knowledge of the standards and working with them was very beneficial and cost effective. - David C. Quality Director
Finally – a company that has the breadth to audit my suppliers all over the US without spending boatloads of money flying people around. - Keith R. Manager of New Product Development
For me, the best thing was that they were able to complete our internal audit within a week. We were in a tough situation and Quality Auditing exceeded our expectations! - Sam H. Director, International Chemical
I was so pleased with Quality Auditing that I referred two of our other locations to them. I plan on using them again and expect more locations to do the same. - QA Manager
We have been working with Quality Auditing over the past year for supplier audits locally and internationally. They are responsive and easy to work with, provide timely well-written reports, and make it simple to keep our audit program on track. - C. Hokanson
I was impressed with the responsiveness. [They] were able to turn initial inquiry into a signed contract and scheduled audit in a single afternoon! - Gregg G. Vice President of Quality
The ability to eliminate our audit-related travel expenses has been essential in this economic environment. - Sandra P. Quality Engineering Manager
Our internal auditor quit and we needed a resource on short notice. Quality Auditing provided us an excellent auditor who was only 25 miles away. - Kurt F. Operations Manager
I’ve worked with a few other companies in the past but Quality Auditing’s reporting style is the best I’ve seen and our auditor really provided us some useful industry insight. - Tom C. Director of Quality
Quality Auditing LLC: Your one-stop Quality Management Systems (QMS), Internal Auditing and Supplier Auditing Provider
ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820, CFR 211, TS16949, IATF 16949 AS9100, AS9100 Rev C, AS9100 Rev D, ISO 14001, ISO 14001:2015, RC 14001, ISO 17025 Training and Certification
ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820, CFR 211, TS16949, IATF 16949 AS9100, AS9100 Rev C, AS9100 Rev D, ISO 14001, ISO 14001:2015, RC 14001, ISO 17025 Customer Satisfaction