What is a Layered Process Auditing (LPA) Audit process?
LPA (Layered process audit) are processes that aim to increase the quality of finished products, by auditing the production process and inspecting how products are made, instead of just observing the finished version.
This process aims at conducting regular internal audits, in every hierarquical level. The in-depth analysis is part of a Quality Management System that helps the organization to detect gaps and areas of improvement in the company.
How is a Layered Process Auditing (LPA) Audit process implemented?
With LPAs, every layer of management participates in daily checks of high-risk processes, which requires a solid plan and a prepared team. Every layer uses PDCA processes to audit their attributed area.
With a continuous improvement focus, the LPA Audit will make it possible to correct existing mistakes quickly and then, use the information to optimize all processes that were audited.
The process is divided into 4 major steps:
Walkthrough the factory to observe activities, processes, and products.
Secondly, all processes associated documents are reviewed to ensure if the followed processes are in conformity.
Finally, a GMP audit checklist is prepared for specific verifications of both of the above activities.
Results are analyzed.
The process requires steps that take into consideration 5 fundamentals: Risk Management, Quality Management Systems, Facilities Management, Product Contol, and, finally, Continuous Improvement of all actions.
How Industry 4.0 can influence the process?
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