In the 10 years Layered Process Audits (LPA) have been in use by the OEMs to their suppliers, a lot of things have been learned and best practices have emerged. These best practices are now available to you in AIAG’s CQI-8, “Layered Process Audits Guideline”, 2nd edition, and through 2 newly developed companion training courses.
When LPAs are designed well, they verify that the most important standards and processes for continual quality are in place. Since the LPA verifications occur while the work process is running, it can catch non-conformances before the job is completed. This reduces rework, scrap, and reduces the need for inspection. When things happen ‘right the first time’, there is a favorable impact to Safety, Profitability, Delivery and other key metrics.
Make suire your Layered Process Audits are being done to maximize their effectiveness, enroll in a training course today!