Developing and Implementing  a Layered Process Auditing Plan may seem overwhelming to organizations who have limited exposure to this type of system, but we are dedicated to helping you successfully implement an effective and efficient program. Below, we have provided some answers to the WHAT, HOW, & WHY of Layered Process Auditing along with links to our Educational website and FREE literature on Effective LPA Implementation.

What is LPA?

LPAs are a system of audits performed by multiple levels of supervision and management to monitor key process characteristics, verify process conformance, and assert proactive control over manufacturing operations. They provide an excellent tool for minimizing process variation, sustaining continuous improvements, and making significant progress towards total customer satisfaction, even meeting the goal of zero defects to your customer

How do I implement LPA?

Essential Elements for Success:

•  Management must own the process
•  Identify and ask the right questions
•  Participation spans all management layers
•  Nonconformances lead to immediate containment
•  Include a process for continuous improvement
•  Schedule and perform audits regularly


Why should I implement LPA?

Key Benefits:

•  Reduces variation in production
•  Improves & maintains process discipline
•  Reduces scrap and helps eliminate waste
•  Improves plant communication
•  Increases Employee participation
•  Improves overall quality while reducing cost
•  Stops production problems from becoming rejections


FREE information and resource materials:

If you are just beginning to plan your LPA system, or if you are looking for ways to improve an existing system, our easy-to-follow “Guide to Implementing Layered Process Auditing” is a great place to start. Trying to prevent or correct the most common mistakes made in developing and implementing Layered Process Audits. Download the “Top 5 Layered Process Audit Implementation Mistakes” today.

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