Eric Stoop Ease CEO Talks about Layered Process Audits in Automation Media Publication
Mission Viejo, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/12/2015 -- Ease, Inc. was recently featured in AutomationMedia.com. The article authored by industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, was titled, "Layered Process Audits: A Guide for Automation Improvement." According to Cutler, the notion of continuous process improvement is often hidden, unclear or downright obscured. While the goals of lean manufacturing and reducing waste may seem obvious, the means to achieve them are not. The low hanging fruit of reduced labor costs via automation is often seen as a quick fix with a rapid return on investment.
According to Eric Stoop, CEO of Ease, Inc., "An LPA program involves all levels of operations and management in process audits, which observe and validate how products are made, rather than just inspecting the finished product. Supervisors conduct process audits in their own area, while higher-level managers conduct the same audits less frequently and over a broader range of areas."
Managers must be able to randomize audits and audit schedules, ensuring complete engagement throughout the organization. Ease Beacon, for example, ensures non-conformances are assigned to someone for corrective action and views mitigation activities in real-time.
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Founded in 1986, Ease (http://www.easeinc.com) is a leading provider of process performance solutions, including electronic work instructions with in-process data collection, engineered labor standards, and audit management for companies worldwide. Available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Ease leverages years of experience working with organizations to better engage key resources and enhance visibility, control and flexibility.
Providing production floor optimization software, Ease products help customers in numerous industries; companies involved with manufacturing and complex assembly improve profitability and manufacturing efficiency by optimizing work flow, minimizing labor costs, and improving quality to reduce costly rework and scrap. Customers include Aston Martin, Cummins, Dell, General Dynamics, Harley-Davidson, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Teledyne, Target, Black and Decker, JBS, Home Depot, Tyson, Safeway, Sub-Zero, Lowe's, Nike, Burlington Coat Factory, Northrup Grumman, and Toys R Us.
Ease will introduced an improved quality and audit management solution, Beacon. Beacon will help manufacturers realize standard work deviations and create significant savings through process control, thus improving quality and customer satisfaction. Beacon supports all types of audits and methods for quality, safety and environmental management, including Layered Process Audits (LPAs), ISO compliance, and EHS compliance. Follow Ease on Twitter at @easeinc.