Taking the Step from Gemba Walks to Layered Process Audits

Taking the Step from Gemba Walks to Layered Process Audits

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A natural progression in on-site internal auditing
 

 

Reading the Automotive Industry Action Group’s CQI-8 Layered Process Audit (LPA) Guideline, you might notice a line saying LPAs are “completed on site ‘where the work is done.’”

 

For lean manufacturing experts, this specific quote might bring to mind gemba walks, a method where leaders observe and solve problems on the shop floor. In Japanese, gemba means “the real place,” or in manufacturing, where the work is done.

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Original: https://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/lean-article/taking-step-gemba-walks-layered-process-audits-061217.html
By: Ryan E. Day
Posted: June 12, 2017, 7:02 pm

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