5S, 6S, LPA, Gemba Walk - proven tools to improve production efficiency, quality and safety
Production and audits have become two practically unseparable concepts. It is hard to imagine production in any modern and competitive factory, in which there is no honest reliable auditing process. Audits are present in each stage, from ordering components, through production of uphalf-finished products, to the delivery of completed articles.
It is hard to imagine a big factory without the 5S implemented. But the implemented solution can often be ineffective, because of the chosen tools. Most of the factory representatives, who attedned our consultation, had to agree with our description of their auditing process, even though we hadn't have information about the inner workings of their factory: "Audit schedule in Excel, control lists in Excel, raports in... Excel!"
That's how the auditing process looks in most production facilities. Even though Excel has many merits, creating a working, reliable and maintenance-free audtiting system is not one of them. But, using a dedicated auditing tool, such as Action Audit, allows you to eliminate all the shortcomings of the spreadsheet, and create a system, that:
Contains a consistent database, without any conflicting information
Allows interested people to be informed quickly and reliably
Works maintenance-free, considering assignement of auditors and responsible people
Audits used in the manufacturing industry
5S and 6S audits - are an invaluable tool in every factory, as well as in every smaller production plant, as it is an extremely effective tool for controlling all production and production-related areas for most medium and large-scale organizations.
Layered Process Audits (LPA) - are types of process auditing with varying frequency of execution that is carried out at many levels of the organization, from a process engineer to a plant director. Due to their high effectiveness, LPA audits have become a commonly used standard in manufacturing companies.
Safety Audits (HSE) - apart from appropriate training, taking care of the safety culture, maintenance and modernization of machines and devices, safety audits are one of the most effective tools when it comes to ensuring and maintaining the highest standards of work safety in a production plant.
Internal ISO Audits - The necessity to conduct internal ISO audits is imposed by certification organizations on all entities applying for re-certification. ISO internal audit is a process during which all areas of the organization described in the relevant ISO standard are checked.
Action Audit for the manufacturing industry
The Action Audit module available in the Action Plan software provides many tools necessary to plan and carry out audiys in the manufacturing industry, while also optimizing the process on each stage:
[Stage 1] Configurating the maintanance-free work
[Stage 2] Building clear and advanced schedules
[Stage 3] Automatic assignement and notification of auditors
[Stage 4] Carrying out audits online and on mobile
[Stage 5] Automatic corrective actions and assignement of people responsible
[Stage 6] Raports and analysis available in real time
Key benefits of using Action Audit in the manufacturing industry
Overall improvement of the quality of the auditing process - transparent scheduling, advanced configuration options, automatic assigning of auditors and addressing of corrective actions, combined with accurate real time reports, result in an overall improvement in the quality, transparency and reliability of the audit process.
Time saving - the information obtained from the current users of the application shows that they achieve between 60 and 80 percent savings on time they previously spent on servicing the auditing process.
Greater team involvement - having a tool with which auditors can carry out an audit from a computer, a tablet or a phone, and people responsible for corrective actions have access to comprehensive information about any inconsistencies, the involvement of the entire staff is increased and the effectiveness of interdepartmental cooperation is improved.
Secondary benefits - Having a properly planned and rigorously enforced system of auditing, it is impossible not to mention a number of secondary benefits, including: improved product quality, fewer complaints, improved key production indicators and increased customer satisfaction.
How to run Action Audit in 3 steps?
Click on the link below and fill out a short form in which we will ask you to present a few basic parameters regarding audits in your company.
One of our specialists will contact you to arrange an online meeting to see how Action Audit will work in your organization.
Based on the information from the form and the meeting, we will prepare an Action Audit especially for you and make it available for free testing for 30, 45 or even 60 days!