The product audit is one of the oldest methods which give a statement on the quality of products prior to their delivery to the customer. It assesses the effectiveness of quality assurance through the examination of a small number of products and/or parts and confirms the quality capability of the production process based on the quality of a product. Thereby, it is verified whether the product complies with the given specifications and/or special customer/supplier agreements.
A product audit concerns
- the planning
- the review
- the evaluation
- the documentation
of quality characteristics of tangible products (VDA 6.5) after completion of production stage prior to submission to an internal/external customer.
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