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Best Practices for Virtual Audits and Regulatory Inspections

Remote audits are the definition of “pivot” for companies that want to qualify vendors and suppliers or gather information required for agency submissions and certifications during the global pandemic.

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The pivot has involved moving to virtual tours, implementing pre-audit documentation reviews, and having vendors scan and upload records for the auditor.

These “new” methods of auditing have been in use for quite some time as alternatives to on-site visits; however, they are now becoming commonplace in the pandemic era. Still, these techniques will continue to be modified to fit the ever-changing environment of social distancing and quarantine orders, and through the use of technologies like electronic/cloud content management systems, secure conference services, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 360-degree view cameras.

This white paper highlights some of USDM’s experiences and lessons learned from the transition to this remote methodology and nearly a year of conducting virtual audits.

Sneak Peek of the On-Demand Webinar

In our Virtual Audits and Inspections webinar, the discussion included the differences between on-site and virtual audits, what auditors want to see, and forward-thinking ideas about how virtual audits will evolve in the next few years.


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