Reduce Reoccurring Defects with a LPA Checkup

Duration: 60 minutes

Layered Process Audits done right means investing a little time upfront in prevention to avoid costly and time-consuming downstream quality issues that impact customer satisfaction.

That’s why it makes sense to check in annually on your layered process audit (LPA) program, looking at obstacles to success and best practices for achieving bigger results.

Hear from experts from The Luminous Group and EASE as they provide a framework for your annual LPA checkup. They'll share ideas to simplify your LPA efforts and leverage data to drive operational excellence.

This OnDemand webinar covers how to solve problems such as:

  • Audits that take too long
  • LPA efforts that don’t add value
  • Leadership skipping assigned audits
  • Open issues that are not resolved
  • Confusion as to which data and reports are most useful and how to review them


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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.


Fred Goedtel

Manufacturing Consultant, The Luminous Group

Fred Goedtel has had an impressive 45-year career in the automotive industry – 28 years at General Motors, 12 years with FCA, and 5 years at Valiant. During those years, he held a variety of engineering/operation positions from Process Engineer to Vice President.

Fred received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Oakland University.