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Expose errors when and where they happen

Layered Process Audit software that's mobile and user friendly

Beacon is the industry's leading Layered Process Audit solution.

 
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What are Layered Process Audits?

Layered process auditing is a quality technique that focuses on observing and validating how products are made, rather than inspecting finished products. LPAs allow for earlier error detection and correction, thereby reducing rework, waste, warranty holdbacks, and customer complaints.

Various industries have adopted LPA programs. They are a key part of the Automotive Industry Action Group's CQI-8 guidelines, General Motor's quality system basics (QSB) and built in quality supply (BIQS) initiatives, and other good manufacturing practice (GMP) audit approaches.

 

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Improve process quality with enhanced data and visibility

Heightened audit integrity

Reduce pencil whipping and the temptation to "self-pass" or "buddy pass" issues with dynamic checks, such as randomized questions and auditor assignments.

Pictures that support visual standards

Display pictures within audits to contrast "good" from "not good enough," and capture photos from smartphones and tablets.

Time-stamped audits

Validate that assessments are being conducted properly with audits that are time and date stamped.

Robust reporting

Compare current and historical results, build custom reports, and fulfill requests from management, customers, and other stakeholders.

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The ROI of Layered Process Audits Whitepaper

Learn about the compelling ROI case for LPAs

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Auditing the Process Whitepaper

Improve quality and compliance while reducing cost of administration and failures

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Close the loop on quality, compliance and other continuous improvement activities

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Eliminate blind spots and delays

Immediately access all your information, unlike with Excel and other traditional systems.

Monitor CAPA and improvement activities

Allow for instant mitigation or assign and track corrective, preventative, and improvement activities.

Real time insights to identify systematic issues

Use configurable dashboards, such as Pareto charts and trendlines, to view current activities and relative performance.

Reduce administrative overhead by up to 85%

Automated audit reminders

Receive reminder emails according to the established audit schedule.

Intuitive audit scheduling

Quickly view and assign ad hoc or recurring assessment activities to your entire site, areas, teams, or auditors.

Corrective action followup

Easily assign corrective actions and issue follow ups and alerts.

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Deliver immediate, substantial value

Accessible From Anywhere

Enjoy painless implementation with no installation or support headaches, thanks to a web-based, zero-deployment design.

Centralized hub for all assessment types

Capture your LPA, 5S, Safety, and similar data in one place, Beacon.

Responsive, intuitive user interface

Virtually eliminate administrative overhead with shared question pools and libraries, powerful scheduling, and easy reporting.

Near-Zero administration

Integrate with nearly any software solution using Ease’s extensible API.

Actionable intelligence

Gain valuable, real-time insight with automated alerts and configurable dashboards with drill-down charts.

Quick and easy integration

Easily connect to scheduling, ERP, CRM, QMS, or other systems with Beacon’s API and integration hubs.

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