Smithers Offers Services That Extend Beyond ISO Standard-Based Certifications

Looking to measure where your company’s efficiency and performance actually stand? Does your company need to complete an internal audit in support of your ISO-based certification? The answer to these questions may be a first-party audit provided by Smithers Quality Assessments division.

Our first-party or internal auditing services are conducted within your organization and provide an independent review of your systems and processes, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Whether against external standards you wish to adhere to or those that have been mandated by your customers, Smithers delivers a high-value, unbiased, and objective review of your current state.

Comparing the reality of your daily operations with your documented policies and procedures allows you to better understand how well your quality management system is functioning. Conducting a first-party or internal audit gives you the opportunity to identify and correct issues that may lead to non-compliance or non-conformance penalties, gaps in your operational process, or excess waste.
 

Do you know how much you are spending on your internal audits?

Consider: 
  • Quality assurance engineers spend approximately 25% of their time on internal auditing 
  • The average salary of a quality assurance engineer is $85,000
  • This means you are spending, at a minimum, roughly $21,250 on your internal auditing procedures. 
    And that's just for one quality engineer at one location
  • A company with 5 locations or more could be spending upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to conduct their internal audits

Partnering with Smithers for your internal auditing needs is an opportunity to reduce costs. Contact us today and find out how much you could be saving.

 

Why Choose Smithers for Your First-Party or Internal Auditing Needs?

  • Cost savings. Outsourcing your internal or first-party auditing is far less costly and time consuming than training and credentialing your own internal resources across numerous locations. 
  • Competency. Smithers Quality Assessments brings the same level of integrity and technical proficiency to internal and first-party auditing that we do for ISO-based certification audits.
  •  Comprehensive. SQA will perform a meticulous review of your quality management system, carefully detailing all findings for your review and action. 
  • Tailored. SQA offers customizable options, not canned solutions. Need a more flexible schedule? Want to put special focus on a specific process or system? No problem. 
  •  Global presence. With locations and auditing resources across the globe, Smithers Quality Assessments is the right choice to service your first-party and internal needs, wherever they may be.
  •  SQA China. With specific focus to support the needs of companies with manufacturing operations in China, SQAs’ team in Suzhou can be your representative to ensure your first-party or internal audits are a success. 


Smithers makes it easy to complete your first-party or internal audits.

Contact us today to get started, or simply request a quote.

*Smithers acknowledges the need to maintain impartiality through formal separation of our accredited third-party certification business and our first and second party auditing services business. As such, Smithers will not solicit nor provide accredited third-party auditing and certification services to an organization currently partnered with us for internal auditing or supplier solution services.