Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Replaces Kamishibai with Beacon Quality to Improve Layered Process Audit Completion and Corrective Action Rates

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Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Replaces Kamishibai with Beacon Quality to Improve Layered Process Audit Completion and Corrective Action Rates

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Layer 3: Let’s Talk Results – 3 Quality Leaders Discuss Management’s Role in a Successful LPA Program

Duration: 32 minutes


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You’ve learned the benefits of a robust layered process audit (LPA) program and seen the value of a digital solution.

Now, join a panel of quality leaders and process improvement experts from Tenneco, Stanley Black and Decker, and the Luminous Group as they discuss why layered process audits are management’s tool to verify compliance and the results you'll see from a successful LPA program.


Commit just 32 minutes to discover how fellow industry experts involve senior leadership and evaluate what it takes to be successful, including:

  • The ability to avoid expensive and time-consuming quality issues
  • Creating a culture of quality with top tips and tricks
  • Improve plant operations with better audit accuracy
  • Reduce quality escapes, scrap, and rework

The panelists, moderated by Ease Inc., focused on management’s role in launching and optimizing an LPA program and the 5 most important results.

Tune in now for the final layer of the series Making the Case for LPA Software. 


Presented in partnership with The Luminous Group

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About Jacob’s Vehicle

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Overview

A global automotive supplier looking to improve visibility into quality decided to replace its manual paper-based audit system with Beacon Quality software. Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions.

About Jacob’s Vehicle

Jacobs’ Drive the Future demonstrator truck is traveling throughout North America to show off its latest technologies which lead to improved productivity, engine braking, and emissions.

Industry: Trucking
Company size: 501-1000 employees
Location: Bloomfield, CT
Software used: EASE LPAs, Safety & 5S Audits

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40+% increased audit completion rates

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Expanded the use of Beacon Quality from LPAs to include safety and 5S audits.

 
Ambassador

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

Influencer

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

Leadership

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

Trailblazer

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

 

Overview

A global automotive supplier looking to improve visibility into quality decided to replace its manual paper-based audit system with Beacon Quality software. Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions.

Background

The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks. Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a leading manufacturer of advanced engine braking systems and valve activation technologies, with manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

The team would choose a card from the first deck to determine the audit location. The card selected from the second deck indicated the process to audit, showing acceptable results on one side (colored green) and non-compliant results on the opposite side (colored red). Auditors would post results on a dry erase board, then log them in spreadsheets.

About Jacob’s Vehicle

Jacobs’ Drive the Future demonstrator truck is traveling throughout North America to show off its latest technologies which lead to improved productivity, engine braking, and emissions.

“I highly recommend Beacon to any organization using paper and pencil or other manual spreadsheet LPA systems. The savings in administrative


JOHN ROSE, QUALITY
SYSTEMS MANAGER,
JACOBS VEHICLE

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About Jacob’s Vehicle

Jacobs’ Drive the Future demonstrator truck is traveling throughout North America to show off its latest technologies which lead to improved productivity, engine braking, and emissions.

“I highly recommend Beacon to any organization using paper and pencil or other manual spreadsheet LPA systems. The savings in administrative


JOHN ROSE, QUALITY
SYSTEMS MANAGER,
JACOBS VEHICLE

Ready to Simplify Your Audit

Transform your plant floor audits from a cost center to a profit center with

CTA-WelcomeiPad

Overview

A global automotive supplier looking to improve visibility into quality decided to replace its manual paper-based audit system with Beacon Quality software. Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions.

Background

The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks. Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a leading manufacturer of advanced engine braking systems and valve activation technologies, with manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

The team would choose a card from the first deck to determine the audit location. The card selected from the second deck indicated the process to audit, showing acceptable results on one side (colored green) and non-compliant results on the opposite side (colored red). Auditors would post results on a dry erase board, then log them in spreadsheets.

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Meet the Panelists

Senthil Raja Ramaswamy

Global Digital Quality Manager at Tenneco

Raja is the Global Digital Quality Manager of Tenneco, a leader there for nearly a decade, he is based in the greater Metro Detroit area.

In his tenure at Tenneco, he started in Quality before leading Continuous Improvement and is now responsible for digital quality. Previously he worked for Ethicon, J&J, manufacturing medical devices.

He earned his Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University – Go Tigers!

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Shiva Venkataraman

Senior Director – Advance Manufacturing at Stanley Black & Decker

Now the Senior Director – Advance Manufacturing at Stanley Black & Decker, Shiva has held various leadership roles in manufacturing globally at Dana Incorporated, GT Technologies, and Delphi.

To drive successful transformation, Shiva applies his cross-functional team leadership expertise with his passion for Lean manufacturing and quality excellence. His dedication to global quality and people development led his team being recognized with the prestigious Dana’s Diamond award multiple times.

He earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. Shiva is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and based in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

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Fred Goedtel

Manufacturing Consultant at The Luminous Group

Fred Goedtel has an impressive 45-year career in the automotive industry – 28 years at General Motors, 12 years with FCA, and 5 years at Valiant. During those years, he held a variety of engineering/operation positions from Process Engineer to Vice President. 

Fred received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Oakland University.

Currently, Fred is a Senior Consultant at The Luminous Group. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Ambassador

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

Leadership

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

Influencer

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.

Trailblazer

Six months after implementation, the organization has increased audit completion rates more than 40% and created more accountability around corrective actions. The company had conducted paper-based layered process audits (LPAs) for many years. In 2012, they launched a visual management process called Kamishibai—Japanese for “paper drama”—to structure audits using cards randomly selected from two decks.