LPA is a system of audits performed by multiple levels of supervision and management to monitor key process characteristics and verify process conformance on an ongoing basis. The purpose of EASE Layered Process Audits software  is to minimize variation in processes, increase quality and error-proofing systems. Done manually they are very labor intensive to administer. Working with our customers, we have automated the process via a web application.

Originally pioneered by automotive, LPA is now used by many types of manufacturing.


Reduced Variation

Layered Process Audits reduce build variation based on work standardization. Focusing on process inputs that help achieve first-time quality.

Reduced Defects

Layered Process Audits reduce non compliance means reduced defects. Eliminating the shipping of nonconforming products.


With Layered Process Audits, safety regulations will be enforced, reducing operator injury. Saving money because it’s less costly to have fewer injuries and manufacture products correctly the
first time.

Reduced Inspection

An effective Layered Process Audits software program reduces the need for final product inspection. By ensuring that processes run correctly because you are able to personally verify them.

Facilitates Training

Operator training and interaction with management will be improved. Helping top management become more familiar with shop-floor activities and building a relationship
between management and shop floor personnel.

Training gaps will be identified


Web Application

All users can see their schedules online, and enter their audits.

Non Conformance Codes

All failures reasons are selected from combo boxes by type, allowing consistency of error descriptions and to facilitate the production of Pareto Charts. You can drill down within the pareto charts for more insight.


Resuable Questions

Questions that can be used in multiple audits can be shared.

Easy Administration

Once the LPA program has been set up, it is easy to administer, with schedules, charts, and metrics.


Include charts for completion, coverage, non conformance, pareto analysis. All filtered by date, department, auditor , shift etc.

Audit Question Types

Include Pass/Fail, Acknowledge, Measurements and Comments.

Shift Supervisor Acknowlegement

All non conformance found must be acknowleged by the supervisor immediately once found.

Automated Audits

Industry - Engine Manufacturer Challenge - Manufacturer was required by customers to do layered process audits. Solution - EASE partnered with the client and custom wrote a web based LPA system. Results - The client experienced large savings in time, more audits being done, and management was provided with instant feedback of any non-compliance issues. Read more

Feature List

  • Pareto non conformance analysis
  • Resuable Audit Questions
  • Excuse Audits
  • Export to Excel
  • Multiple Metrics
  • Audits can be printed and/or done online
  • Automatic notification of non conformance
  • Track non conformance resolution

System Requirements

  • Database; SQL Server, Oracle or Access
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7


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