Top Auditing Issues

Q: From your experience as an API auditor, which top issues do auditors and auditees face? A: Below are some of the most common findings related to Q1, 9th edition.* *Note: The information gathered below is based upon our clientele, our Q1 training students, and...

Critical Supplier vs. Non-critical Supplier

Q: How does an organization determine the difference between a critical supplier and non-critical supplier as deemed in API Spec. Q1, Section 3.1.6? A: The bottom line is that it is up to the licensee to determine which suppliers are critical. An auditor cannot fault...

Auditing Critical Suppliers

Q: According to API Spec. Q1 sections 5.6.1.2 and 5.6.1.4, we are basically supposed to perform supplier audits annually on “critical” suppliers. I have an audit planned for suppliers of critical products and services. That’s OK. However, I found a few critical...