What is a Layered Process Audit (LPA)?

pondo

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Careful guys. Layered Process Audits are not the same as Process Audits. It can get confusing when first being introduced to all of this though.
 
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We are required by our customer to perform LPA's - to be honest it has been a struggle to get this put into place. Getting the "layered" audit concept in place took a while, we put into our internal procedure who was able to audit at each level. We also report on the LPA activity during our monthly Quality Meeting by % completed by each level. It took a while before our front line leadership saw this activity as having any value. At first they were doing it just because it was required. Now that they are doing the LPA I am finding less nonconformities during internal audits of their processes.


I have attached the procedure we have in place as well as an example of a check sheets were use in a production area.
 

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