"Risk Based Auditing"
Please join the ASQLA Section 0700 for its monthly member meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The meeting be back at Mattel Conference Room in El Segundo. This meeting is an opportunity to network with other Quality professionals and to learn about current techniques & technologies. Our speaker this month is Dr. Catherine L. Martin.
The speaker's topic will be "Risk Based Auditing." Why risk based audit planning? The growing demands for better accountability from all types of organizations in both the public and private sectors has led to great pressures on the internal and external auditors to perform. The latest standards developed by the International Organization for Standards (ISO), namely the ISO 9000:2008 and AS9100C govern industry in design and development, manufacturing, testing, quality, risk, packaging, and shipping of products and services. One of the key changes in AS9100C Standard is the new requirement to implement a risk management process applicable to the product and organization covering: responsibility, criteria, mitigation and acceptance. The concept of risk is intertwined within the revised AS9100C standard.
Risk based audit approaches represent a major trend in current business and financial audit methodology. Developed during the 1990s in response to changes in the business economic communities, the risk based audit represents a new generation of audit approaches. Risk based audit approaches are based on risk analysis used to identify business risk that is commonly defined as a risk that a client cannot achieve its business objectives. The risk based audit represents a shift in thinking about how best to audit an entity but is rooted in ideas of risk evaluation and knowledge of the client advocated by the risk model. The shift from the traditional compliance approach to the risk based approach is a departure from the traditional quality audit methodology. With shrinking resources and increased customer pressure, quality professionals must streamline existing processes to reduce costs and resource time needed for compliance management and risk management. This presentation focuses on developing a risk based quality audit process that describes methods for streamlining the quality audit process and introduces concepts to assess risk and reduce costs. The risk data driven measurement system determines which products and processes get audited.
Dr. Catherine L. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota, Master of Science Degree in Quality Systems Management from National Graduate School in Falmouth, Massachusetts and Doctor of Business Administration in Quality Systems Management from National Graduate School in Falmouth Massachusetts.
She is a senior member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ). Catherine was the ASQ Los Angeles Section Program Chair from 2005-2007, ASQLA Secretary from 2007-2008 and ASQLA Vice-Chair from 2008-2009. She is certified as a Quality Auditor (CQA) and Quality Engineer (CQE) by the American Society of Quality. She is trained as a RABQSA Lead AS9100 Auditor and is a Six Sigma Specialist.
Catherine's diverse background gives her a unique view of quality from several industries and an opportunity to study the best practices and winning strategies of other industries to improve performance. Her professional experience includes working or consulting in aerospace, biotechnology and healthcare. She has worked as a quality professional at Raytheon, Genzyme Genetics, Impath, and OncoCare, for which she was a co-owner. She received the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Excellence in Quality Award in 2008.
Catherine is especially proud to be a graduate of the National Graduate School Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Program in Quality Systems Management. Her dissertation project was to develop a forward-looking and risk-based approach to auditing. She created a risk management quality audit program and support tool for aerospace and defense companies.