Update - After some discussion with co-workers I discovered a plan exists to place additional computer terminals on the shop floor. This makes it feasible to implement an electronic based LPA program as opposed to a physical one - such as the magentic done/not done board I was proposing.
As for software, some research online produced a couple leads. Both offer hosted solutions and are loaded up with features that can monitor/maintain other business programs, like safety, environmental, and corrective action. This is beyond what I percieve our needs to be. What I didn't see were any simple access templates (free or paid) that could be easily modified to suit our needs.
Next step is to review my requirements with a programmer we contract with and see if we can design/develop a database to collect audit responses and reactions to non-conformances.
Cost wise, here's what I've found to be involved in the methods looked into over the past few days:
(18 processes, 200 person company, three layers)
- Paper Based - in place, $400/month (6 hrs @$60/hr + supplies) - high level of admin work, scalable
- Magnet Boards - $8000 initial, $200/month - moderate-high level of admin work, not easily scalable.
- Hosted Software Package - $500 initial, $330/month - low level of upkeep, scalable.