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Difference between "Process" and "Documented Process" ?

Discussion in 'IATF 16949:2016 - Automotive Quality Systems' started by Sigfrid, May 8, 2017.

  1. Sigfrid

    Sigfrid New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    I just changed my workplace, so in that inter I lose the chance to assist to IATF training, and now I have to wait a couple of months until the company allows me to take it.

    Now, I`m trying to understand the difference between the requirements, "Process" and "Documented process".

    Being more specific, a process must be controlled by PDCA, with inputs and outputs, etc. right?, but in case of "Documented process", it is a process that requires specific documentation (procedure, standard, etc.)? or how do you think is expected to be covered compared with a "Process"?

    maybe a simple question but until now nobody can`t give me a straight answer.
     
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    A process is a process... Where documentation comes into play is if your organization decides that, to assure control over the process, some type of documentation is required. Simples!
     
  3. Sigfrid

    Sigfrid New Member

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    Andy, thanks for the answer.
    That's right, a process is a process, maybe I was just overthinking.
     
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