Course Outline

  • Key Aspects and the Value of LPA

  • Using CQI-8 to implement or improve an LPA system

  • Top Management Planning

  • How to properly identify and write effective checksheet questions

  • Deploying LPAs

  • Conducting an LPA audit

  • Top Management Review and Continuous Improvement of LPA


General knowledge of the Layered Process Audit strategy or familiarity with the AIAG CQI-8 guidelines and knowledge of automotive quality practices is recommended.


  • Reduce variation in production

  • Reduce scrap, rework and customer issues

  • Reduce end-of-line inspection

  • Improve safety

  • Improve customer scorecards

  • Increase improvement suggestions from operator