How Digital Layered Process Audits Close the Accountability Loop

3 Key Measures of Success of a Global LPA Program

Duration: 45 minutes

Done correctly, layered process audits (LPAs) are among the most effective tools manufacturers have for maintaining consistent quality through process conformance.

But when attempting to scale these often-manual audits across plants, divisions, and even globally, it becomes difficult to recognize the benefits these audits should be resulting in.

Rather, it quickly becomes apparent procedures vary from plant to plant, management doesn’t always buy in the way they should, and more effort is spent trying to administer the program than addressing findings.

Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Paul Flaherty, Global Quality Director for Valmont Industries, to discuss how digital LPAs have helped the global manufacturer of critical infrastructure maintain a world-class quality management system.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The importance of standardization across all manufacturing sites
  • Bridging the gap of management and frontline worker using LPAs
  • Overcoming the challenges of administering an LPA program
    • Why choosing the right partner is important
    • What to expect when implementing EASE
    • How to measure success and optimize after going digital


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Paul Flaherty

Global Quality Director, Valmont Industries

Paul Flaherty is the Global Quality Director for Valmont Industries, a global leader in creating the critical infrastructure essential for economic and agricultural growth. Paul has been in manufacturing for 20 years, with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding challenging targets. He accomplishes this by ensuring his teams know the goals and by empowering them to create creative systems to succeed. He keeps safety first and promotes an employee-driven organization where his team members know they always come first.

Paul holds an MBA from University of South Carolina, and he is currently enjoying the process of developing and installing a world-class quality management system in a global organization.