Mission Viejo, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2015 -- Ease, Inc., a leading provider of process performance solutions, exhibited last month at the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) Quality Summit. Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders – including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia, and government – work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development & harmonized business practices. Ease 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 LPAs, ISO compliance, and EHS compliance.
Layered Process Audits, also known as LPAs, is an increasingly popular quality tool developed for manufacturing management. When utilized properly, LPAs drive cultural change throughout an organization to improve quality, reduce scrap and rework, and reduce customer rejections. LPAs represent a formalized system focusing time and energy toward insuring high risk processes and error proofing devices do not exhibit a lot of variation and are working properly.
LPAs involve all levels of organizational management, across functional areas in process audits which observe and validate how products are made. Developed by Chrysler and based on Toyota's approach to quality management, LPAs offer organizations a chance to implement a culture of qualities over other types of audits. Ease Beacon provides management insight into KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), facilitates easy and efficient scheduling, and offers instant visibility into non conformances and mitigation activities across the organization. Coverage, conformance, and completion reports will drill-down support supply full visibility into audits by type and location, quickly identifying an organization's most chronic process failures.
Beacon supports integration with existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software from companies such as Oracle and SAP. Ease's software products are used on customers' plant floors to drive lean manufacturing initiatives, support continuous process improvement, and enable organizational change management.
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 empowers businesses to deliver higher quality products and services from design to delivery.
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