What lies in between Audits and Compliance ? Is it's all same that lies in between the sky and the earth ? Well, I would say No.
Audits gives observations or findings which are systemic gaps or differences from the laid down 'Quality' (GMP) Systems. The Compliance of such gaps indicates the intentions of the Management, Staff and other stake holders toward the direction in which Company wants to look forward. Compliance is commitment and requires complete understanding of prevailing and intended systems.
In the absence of commitment or understanding of (prevailing or intended) systems, the purpose of Audit is defeated and Compliance is just a piece of show !