5 Layered Process Audit Program Weak Links:


Duration: 60 minutes

Implementing a layered process audit (LPA) program is supposed to come with benefits beyond just complying with customer requirements.

But far too often, these high-frequency audits are managed with spreadsheets and paper checklists, making it nearly impossible to achieve the cost reductions and cultural improvements a successful LPA program should deliver.

What’s getting in the way? A tried-and-true root cause analysis tool may hold the answers.

In this webinar, experts from The Luminous Group joined Ease Inc. to conduct a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) of LPA programs.

By explaining the common failure points in LPA programs and their overall impact, our panel will help you understand how to get the most out of your process audits.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The benefits to expect from your LPA program
  • Why LPA programs fail most often
  • How software helps mitigate the most common LPA failure points


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Murray Sittsamer

President, The Luminous Group

Murray Sittsamer is an expert in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Problem Solving, and Layered Process Audits (LPA).

He was the leader of the AIAG industry team that updated the LPA CQI-8 2nd edition guideline. Murray holds a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

He earned his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


Richard Nave

Senior Consultant, The Luminous Group

Richard Nave has more than 18 years of experience in Product Development, Program Management and Manufacturing Management.

He has a proven record of success in bringing new technical products to market for clients, a deep knowledge of layered process audits and combines a background in mechanical engineering with a broad knowledge of the global automotive industry.