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.
Reduce pencil whipping and the temptation to "self-pass" or "buddy pass" issues with dynamic checks, such as randomized questions and auditor assignments.
Display pictures within audits to contrast "good" from "not good enough," and capture photos from smartphones and tablets.
Validate that assessments are being conducted properly with audits that are time and date stamped.
Compare current and historical results, build custom reports, and fulfill requests from management, customers, and other stakeholders.
Immediately access all your information, unlike with Excel and other traditional systems.
Allow for instant mitigation or assign and track corrective, preventative, and improvement activities.
Use configurable dashboards, such as Pareto charts and trendlines, to view current activities and relative performance.
Receive reminder emails according to the established audit schedule.
Quickly view and assign ad hoc or recurring assessment activities to your entire site, areas, teams, or auditors.
Easily assign corrective actions and issue follow ups and alerts.
Enjoy painless implementation with no installation or support headaches, thanks to a web-based, zero-deployment design.
Capture your LPA, 5S, Safety, and similar data in one place, Beacon.
Virtually eliminate administrative overhead with shared question pools and libraries, powerful scheduling, and easy reporting.
Integrate with nearly any software solution using Ease’s extensible API.
Gain valuable, real-time insight with automated alerts and configurable dashboards with drill-down charts.
Easily connect to scheduling, ERP, CRM, QMS, or other systems with Beacon’s API and integration hubs.