Layered Process Audits (LPA)

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Standardization is a must in today’s automotive industry and LPA audit is a tool (or rather a part of company culture) that can help us check the standard keeping in an efficient way. The selection of processes to audit depends on the risk evaluation, process variation, cost, capacity or company strategy. Employees on all levels are involved in the process and unveiled non-conformities form the basics for further improvement. LPA audits are also a part of requirements of many OEMs in the automotive industry, including STELLANTIS, GM, Ford or Daimler.

Your needs are:

  • Understand the principles of LPA audits
  • Descrease the process variability thanks to standardization
  • Decrease the scrap and cost on non-quality
  • Prepare robust LPA documentation
  • Prepare and implement LPA audits in production
  • Respect the customer’s requirements
  • Continuously improve the processes

Target group:

  • Internal and Customer Quality
  • Production
  • Technology
  • Quality of Purchased Components
  • Continuous improvement
  • Logistics
  • Managers at all levels

Training content:

  • What is it LPA?
  • The place of LPA audits in  supplier’s  quality system
  • Customer requirements on LPA
  • Rules for selection of processes to audit
  • LPA documentation check/creation
  • Identification of check points
  • Definition of responsibilities and control frequency
  • Implementation in production
  • Non-conformities management
  • Trial audit

Duration: 2 days

In-house module in customer location only