Mission Viejo, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2015 -- OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are directing suppliers to implement Layered Process Audits. Next month Ease will introduce 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.
Layered Process Audits (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.
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's software products are used on customers' plant floors to drive lean manufacturing initiatives, support continuous process improvement, and enable organizational change management. Ease empowers businesses to deliver higher quality products and services from design to delivery.
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