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Control Charts Illuminate Changes for Investigation and Improvement | Quality Insight

Control charts provide a data driven view of your process. This promotes action based on evidence and reduces changes driven by worker observations of outputs that might not be relevant or significant. (more…)
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How Do I Choose the Appropriate Type of Control Chart? | Ask the Expert

Proper control chart selection is critical to realizing the benefits of Statistical Process Control. (more…)
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How Do I Set Up WinSPC to Get Data on a Timed Basis? | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

WinSPC timed data collection can reduce labor time associated with collecting data. (more…)
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Prioritizing Prevention | Ask the Expert

While enormous dollars are spent reacting to problems, taking a top-down view of the production system can reveal sources of scrap, rework and other inefficiencies. (more…)
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Flexible WinSPC Configurations: What Works Best For You? | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

WinSPC can be configured for optimal use in practically any production or inspection set up. (more…)
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What is a Standard Deviation and How Do I Compute It? | Ask the Expert

It’s not subjective: Because it’s an objective measure of variation, standard deviation is an essential statistical tool for increasing quality. (more…)
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Quality at Any Cost? | Quality Insight

In an ever-competitive global marketplace, it's more important than ever to develop systematic means to measure and manage costs of quality, which reflect business improvement opportunities. (more…)
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How Do I Test My Data for Normality? | Ask the Expert

Before applying statistical methods that assume normality, it is necessary to perform a normality test on the data. (more…)
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The Difference Between WinSPC Subgroup Size, Subrange Size, and Sample Size | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

What is the difference between subgroup size, subrange size, and sample size in WinSPC? You will find the answer to that question in this article. (more…)
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Justifying the Cost of a Quality Improvement System | Quality Insight

You've identified a new system that will improve quality. Now, you need to show management a compelling financial ROI and get buy-in. Here's how to gain support for your proposal. (more…)
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Quality Automation: Benefits, Pitfalls Part 2 of 2 | Quality Insight

There is a balance between automation, and feedback. If you totally remove the operators away from the feedback of periodic measurements, they may be less aware of the nuances of the process over time. (more…)
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Do You Use SPC Correctly? | Ask The Expert

When something goes wrong, we naturally react. If a product fails or a process performs inadequately, we attempt to discover what's wrong so we can fix it. (more…)
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Generating Reports in WinSPC | WinSPC Video

With a few clicks of the mouse, you can set up WinSPC to generate reports at scheduled intervals that meet key Quality needs. (more…)
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Ten Important Questions (You Should Be Able to Answer) Before Implementing SPC | Ask the Expert

Careful consideration of some fundamental aspects of Statistical Process Control (SPC) can go a long way toward determining whether or not manufacturers are able to effectively prevent problems and control their production processes. (more…)
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What is the Difference Between Specification Limits and Control Limits? | Ask the Expert

This is a crucial distinction that is frequently confused. Basically, specification limits have to do with the voice of the customer while control limits have to do with the voice of the process. (more…)
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Setting Up to Capture Data: Alarms | WinSPC Video

WinSPC can be set up to alert operators of production issues before defective product is turned out. (more…)
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What’s a Certificate of Analysis and How Does It Help Me? | Quality Insight

Certificates of Analysis help set the stage for success in manufacturing partnerships and reduce confusion. (more…)
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Quality Automation: Benefits, Pitfalls Part 1 of 2 | Quality Insight

There is a balance between automation, and feedback. If you totally remove the operators away from the feedback of periodic measurements, they may be less aware of the nuances of the process over time. (more…)
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Staying Abreast of Process Changes: Production Problem Emails | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

Operator ownership of production problems is necessary, but emails to supervisors about process changes allow you to get involved when appropriate. (more…)
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3 Practices of Companies Who Effectively Reduce Variation Cost | Quality Insight

We find that there are 3 common practices among companies who are effectively minimizing process variation. (1) Real-time monitoring of manufacturing with operator access to data. (2) Visualization of process output for operators and supervisors. (3) Investigation into problems and...
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Stewardship of the Process: What is Total Productive Maintenance? | Quality Insight

Total Productive Maintenance places shop floor workers in a position of responsibility, and stresses continually paying attention to what's going on with the process. (more…)
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Making the Case for SPC | Quality Insight

SPC tells when to leave the process alone and when to react. By using SPC, companies can minimize the variation of their process by identifying, reacting to and eliminating extra sources of variation. (more…)
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Automatically Capturing Production Data from CMMs, PLCs and Business Systems | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

Production data can be captured for use from CMMs, ERP, and gages automatically by a computer system. (more…)
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Ten Ways to Improve Your Measurement Systems Assessments | Ask the Expert

Inadequate measurement systems may result in inappropriate signals or even worse, charts that fail to detect important process changes. Thus, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that measurement systems are adequate for their intended use. (more…)
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Six Steps to Shop Floor Acceptance of SPC Software | Quality Insight

In order for an SPC program to succeed, line operators must accept and embrace the solution. Here are 6 steps to set yourself up for success across the team. (more…)
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Performance Playbook: 5 Ideas for Increasing Line Efficiency | Quality Insight

Quality managers around the country are leading initiatives to increase efficiency and lower costs. Where are you at on your Quality journey? (more…)
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Searching for Items in WinSPC | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

In WinSPC, sometimes you know what you are looking for, but you just aren't sure where it’s at. (more…)
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What is the difference between specification limits and control limits?

This is a crucial distinction that is frequently confused. Basically, specification limits have to do with the voice of the customer while control limits have to do with the voice of the process. (more…)
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What is the relationship between process stability and process capability?

Nothing and everything. Though they are not directly linked, statistician and SPC expert Steven Wachs cautions that without evidence of process stability, capability data is useless. (more…)
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How do I test my data for normality?

Before applying statistical methods that assume normality, it is necessary to perform a normality test on the data. (more…)
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What is a standard deviation and how do I compute it?

It’s not subjective: Because it’s an objective measure of variation, standard deviation is an essential statistical tool for increasing quality. (more…)
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How do I choose the appropriate type of control chart?

Proper control chart selection is critical to realizing the benefits of Statistical Process Control. (more…)
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SPC 101: Differentiating Between Cpk and Ppk Values

Let's take the confusion out of Cpk and Ppk. (more…)
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How should the subgroup size be selected for an X-bar chart? – Part 1

The key is to specify a subgroup size so that significant shifts are detected with high probability and that insignificant shifts are unlikely to produce a signal. (more…)
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Measuring the Value of Real-Time SPC | Quality Insight

We talk to companies everyday that are dealing with new challenges in Quality. In this video we will discuss common Quality issues and document the monetary value of SPC. (more…)
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How should the subgroup size be selected for an X-bar chart? – Part 2

The subgroup size formula and application are discussed in the conclusion of this two-part topic. (more…)
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What does an out-of-control process indicate?

Many believe that an out of control process produces defective parts. That's not always true. (more…)
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How do I know what process characteristics to control?

While the construction of control charts is relatively straightforward, often a more difficult question is: how do I know what process characteristics to control in the first place? (more…)
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Seven Steps to Improving Your SPC Program

Highly effective SPC programs combine technical competencies, such as using the right chart and sample size for the application, with good management principles such as ensuring operator involvement. (more…)
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How Can I Use an OC Curve to Manage Risk of Undetected Special Causes? | Ask the Expert

An OC curve allows practitioners to determine a sample size that will result in the detection of those process changes that are of practical significance while minimizing the occurrence of false alarm. (more…)
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Real-Time SPC Benchmarks in 5 Stages | Quality Insight

Whatever your Quality objectives, sooner or later someone is going to ask for benchmarks on Quality performance. We offer a DMAIC-based approach to delivering these milestones and benchmarks. Central to this method is the implementation of a cost-saving real-time SPC...
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Using WinSPC Blueprints to Guide Quality Inspection | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

Blueprints can make data collection more intuitive to operators collecting data in WinSPC. (more…)
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Monitoring and Analyzing with Dashboards Using WinSPC Real-Time Statistical Process Control Software | WinSPC Video

WinSPC dashboards organize and visualize Quality metrics. They can combine statistical summaries, event or activity details, and any of the 60-plus industry standard SPC charts. (more…)
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Beyond the Usual Benefits of SPC

When Statistical Process Control is applied properly, tremendous benefits in profitability and process understanding are achieved. (more…)
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Capturing Data and Generating Alarms with WinSPC Real-Time Statistical Process Control Software | WinSPC Video

WinSPC offers intuitive Quality data entry and can capture independently from your CMMs, ERP and other sources. (more…)
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Full-Screen Color-Coded WinSPC Alarms Keep Staff Aware of Problems from a Distance | WinSPC News

A mold company that forms bumpers for major car manufacturers is painting the town red (and yellow and green). (more…)
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Resolving a Complex Manufacturing Problem with Statistical Methods

In this case, we address $1.2 million worth of annual process variation. (more…)
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How Undetected Process Changes Can Ruin Product Reliability

By systematically detecting (and rectifying) sources of special cause variation upstream in the process, the important process outcomes become predictable. (more…)
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Five Signs It’s Time to Replace Outdated SPC Software | Quality Insight

Maybe the adage “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” has given management an excuse not to change from old systems that do basic data entry and after-the-fact reporting. (more…)
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10 Keys for Maximizing the Benefits of your SPC Program | Quality Insight

Unleash the power of SPC Statistical Process Control is most effective when applied as close to the point of production as possible. Statistical Process Control charts have been called the Voice of the Process. (more…)
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How does SPC complement my automatic inspection system?

More companies are leveraging high speed vision systems to inspect multiple quality characteristics on their products. (more…)
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Optimizing Product Target Weights of Foods and Beverages

In order to maximize profitability while complying with government regulations regarding net package contents, food manufacturers and packagers must achieve an optimal balance. (more…)
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Prioritizing Prevention

While enormous dollars are spent reacting to problems, Quality teams can excel to new heights by focusing on prevention: of product failures, of scrap, and of other inefficiencies. (more…)
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How do I implement SPC for short production runs? – Part 1

An approach to deploying control charts with short production runs is to utilize charts of common characteristics across different products. (more…)
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How do I implement SPC for short production runs? – Part 2

Characteristics with larger nominal values tend to have more variation than characteristics with smaller nominal values. (more…)
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How to Reduce Warranty Costs Using Tools That Predict Product and Process Performance

Looking just at the auto industry, GM has recalled roughly 3 million vehicles this year in the U.S. alone. In 2009, GM recalled roughly 2.2 million vehicles. (more…)
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WinSPC Tips & Tricks: Setting Up WinSPC to Use An External Database As A Data Source | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

WinSPC makes it easy to capture your existing data for actionable SPC analysis. (more…)
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Analyst Corner: 5 Ways Real-Time SPC Can Drive Costs Down and Quality Up | Quality Insight

Real-Time SPC delivers efficiency and productivity gains by eliminating manual data collection efforts, but its real power lies in the ability promote continuous improvement and identify out-of-control process parameters. (more…)
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Pre-Control: No Substitute for Statistical Process Control

Unfortunately, applying "simple" tools at the expense of tools with considerably more value (and really not much more complexity or difficulty) doesn't cut it. (more…)
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Where do the typical control chart signals come from?

The purpose of control charting is to regularly monitor a process so that significant process changes may be detected. (more…)
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WinSPC Tips & Tricks: How Can I Create Custom Corrective Action Messages for Shop Floor Staff? | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

You can use WinSPC's trigger setup window to craft a corrective action message box with color significance and product-specific directives. (more…)
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Analyst Corner: A Roadmap for Providing Relevant Shop Floor Data to the C-Suite with SPC | Quality Insight

To provide executives and other leaders value, the data delivered to them has to be relevant and actionable. (more…)
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Misapplications of SPC…and the Consequences

Many manufacturing leaders believe that their production personnel use SPC properly, but the evidence suggests otherwise. (more…)
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Trending: 88% of Excel Files Contain Errors | Quality Insight

If you are trusting your process data to Excel, the time might be right for considering making the leap to an automated, real-time SPC solution. (more…)
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WinSPC Tips & Tricks: Easily Create a Report to Meet Regulatory Requirements | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

WinSPC real-time statistical process control software can help you to easily generate a COA report to clear regulatory requirements. (more…)
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Why You May Want to Bet on SPC in Today’s Economy | Quality Insight

Today, I’ll share some of the recent benchmark data that helps to put into perspective why a focus on improving quality with SPC makes sense for many organizations in today’s economic environment. (more…)
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WinSPC Tips & Tricks: How to Answer Critical Production Questions with SPC Filters | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

You can use filters in WinSPC real-time statistical process control software to zero in on the data you're interested in and get help solving your critical Quality issues. (more…)
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WinSPC Tips & Tricks: Convey in Seconds the Value of Quality Initiatives with WinSPC Reports | WinSPC Tips & Tricks

WinSPC reports can help you make a case for your Quality initiatives in statistical and financial terms. (more…)
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How Can an OC Curve Be Used to Manage Risk of Undetected Special Causes?

An OC curve allows practitioners to determine a sample size that will result in the detection of those process changes that are of practical significance while minimizing the occurrence of false alarm. (more…)
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Can I chart deviation-from-target, and when would it make sense to do this?

Yes, you can chart deviation-from-target. You do this by creating a Target chart, a chart that plots the deviation of subgroup values from a target value. (more…)
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Why is Cpk data important, and how can my company benefit from tracking it?

To answer that, we need to start off with what these capability indices represent. (more…)
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What is the Cpm index and how does it relate to Cpk?

As the bumper sticker says, "Shifts Happen" and so we generally want to use the slightly more liberal process capability of Cpk ≥ 1.33. (more…)
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Hypothesis and Equivalence Testing

This article will review statistical hypothesis testing in general and then introduce equivalence testing and its application. (more…)
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My company is instituting Lean systems – Part 1

"Lean Manufacturing" (a.k.a. the Toyota Production System) is a toolbox of techniques to improve operational efficiency and eliminate waste. (more…)
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My company is instituting Lean systems – Part 2

Last month I began to answer this question by examining some of the 14 Principles of Lean Manufacturing according to Jeffery Liker. Let's continue that examination. (more…)
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What is the philosophy of Process Control (rather than Product Control)?

Process Control is proactive rather than reactive. The key elements of process control are outlined in this article. (more…)
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Can control charts detect small process shifts?

EWMA or Cusum charts are the best charts for detecting process shifts less than 1σ. (more…)
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Companies Who Select WinSPC

Sightline Vision Systems with Integrated Real-Time SPC

100% inspection of your products is much easier to implement than you might expect. (more…)
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Spectrometer Producer Applies SPC to Processes

A spectrometer producer installed WinSPC to leverage existing data collection systems, achieve quality improvements, and improve cross-company understanding of production. (more…)
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Medical Device Manufacturer Adds WinSPC Statistical Process Control

A medical device manufacturer installed WinSPC to get insight into its processes. (more…)
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Saving Money and Time With SPC: Arkwright Inc.

Real-time SPC saves time for both quality control and engineering personnel. "What used to take three days takes one afternoon," said one process engineer. (more…)
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Fluid Tank Supplier Delivers Critical Temp Change Alerts to Line Operators

A large player in the fluid tank industry has installed WinSPC to prevent quality issues with preventative alerts on a critical aspect of the process. (more…)
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Nutrition-Focused Bakery Digitizes Bread Production Process

A bread company which has made public statements of intent to increase nutrition levels has installed WinSPC. The company uses the system to see charts that uncover interrelation between process factors. (more…)
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Medical Firm Delivers Safe Precision Surgery Tools with help of Manufacturing Intelligence Software

A sizeable manufacturer of surgery equipment is using a manufacturing intelligence application by DataNet Quality Systems to help consistently deliver safe precision surgical instruments. (more…)
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Company Improves SECAR Control Room Panel with Visual WinSPC Production Alerts­­­

A manufacturing company that processes minerals has equipped its production leadership with live summary views. (more…)
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Marietta Hospitality Chooses WinSPC to Automate FDA Compliance Efforts

Marietta Hospitality is using WinSPC to deliver safe soaps and shampoos at a high quality. (more…)
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Candy Company Digitizes Scale Weights, Gets Insight Into Overfill Problems

Reducing product giveaway is a goal of this large-scale producer, and candy weights are charted to help the company better understand the nature of overfill problems. (more…)
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DataNet Partners with Pet Food Manufacturer to Get SPC Solution Up and Running Across Heavily Monitored Plant

A pet foods company partnered with DataNet to launch a predictive real-time SPC program. (more…)
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Supplier to Soda Pop Giant Connects Gauges for Real-Time SPC Charting

A soda pop supplier wanted to better understand product defects. So it connected WinSPC real-time statistical process control software. (more…)
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Clothing Starch Company Irons Out Compliance Process & Expands Digital Lot Tracking

An innovative clothing agent company is using WinSPC to comply with safety regulations. (more…)
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Retiring Quality Commander Wages War on Cryptic Production Views

Big data can be intimidating, but when information is condensed into visual summary statistics, making sharp decisions gets easier. (more…)
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Engine Technologies Giant Keeps a Close Eye on Process Fluctuation

A large aerospace engine manufacturer is fueling continuous improvement by generating colorful WinSPC insight charts. (more…)
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DataNet Services Team Unlocks Stockpiles of Production Data for Analysis

A measuring instruments company is mining historical production data and seeing it in all-new ways with WinSPC. (more…)
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Don’t Bother Looking Any Further—Precision Manufacturer Takes Flight with WinSPC

An international leader in precision aerospace parts and components is feeling the effects of real-time predictive analysis software and loving the tenacious support team that backs it up. (more…)
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Medical Products Company Supercharges, Automates Production Plant Views

A household name in the medical products industry is realizing incredible speed improvements and labor time savings with WinSPC. (more…)
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Bakeries Leverage WinSPC to Raise Profits and Satisfaction

Tightening a bakery’s operating efficiency and controlling weight variation down to a hundredth of an ounce are critical to product consistency and corporate profitability. (more…)
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International Baker Pursues Perfection and Profits with WinSPC

One international baker chose WinSPC real-time statistical process control software to deliver real-time feedback to line operators at the point of production. (more…)
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Instrument Manufacturer Accelerates with WinSPC

With WinSPC, one 70-year-old instrument manufacturer tracks production for traceability and analysis. (more…)
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Obsessively Consistent Fibers with WinSPC

One North American textile company is delivering production problem forecasting to shift managers with WinSPC real-time statistical process control software. (more…)
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Family Bakery Raises Performance

A family run bread manufacturer is leveraging WinSPC real-time alerts to get a handle on overfill and underfill waste. (more…)
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DataNet Services Team Cures Unique Challenge at Medical Equipment Manufacturer

Living up to agreements with customers for acceptable quality levels (AQL) is a critical concern among manufacturers. (more…)
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Leading Independent Bakery Uses WinSPC to Reduce Production of Underweight Snacks

Timely feedback from a real-time SPC system is allowing one bread manufacturer to minimize production of non-complying snacks--a costly waste of raw ingredients, manpower, and machine energy. (more…)
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Energizer Selects WinSPC To Power Its Enterprise Quality Program

“Our objective is to supply easily accessible process information to further enhance our data driven decisions for continuous improvement of our manufacturing plant processes.” (more…)
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CDEL IT Delivers WinSPC Solutions to South America

DataNet is excited to announce a partnership with Cdel IT of Buenos Aires, Argentina to provide complete WinSPC solutions for manufacturers seeking a capable local presence in Latin America. (more…)
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Leading Confectionery Manufacturer Implements WinSPC to Improve Process Control

A recognized leader in gum, mint and candy manufacturing, with products distributed throughout the globe, implements WinSPC to reduce costs while ensuring compliance with its high product quality standards. (more…)
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PCB Manufacturer Selects WinSPC as Real-Time SPC Solution

A contract manufacturer specializing in electromechanical and PCB assembly for high end laptop manufacturers and the Department of Defense implements WinSPC statistical process control software at two US based facilities. (more…)
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Medline Industries, Inc. Selects WinSPC to Drive Quality Improvements at State-of-the-Art Health Care Manufacturing Facility

“As a direct result of our rapid growth, we realized that we needed to upgrade our existing methods for managing statistical process control." (more…)
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Teledyne Microwave Solutions Drives Improvement at the Point of Production

Teledyne Microwave Solutions, a worldwide leader in radar and telecommunication, reported that it used WinSPC to reduce scrap and rework by $250,000/yr. for a single product characteristic. (more…)
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Innovative Leader in Filtration Technology Chooses WinSPC

A worldwide manufacturer of filtration technologies installs WinSPC as its statistical process control system. (more…)
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Global manufacturer of rubber products selects WinSPC to automate data collection and usher in new emphasis on SPC

Global manufacturer of industrial and automotive rubber products selects WinSPC as its statistical process control system. (more…)
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Leading Packaging Company Selects WinSPC as its Corporate SPC Software Solution

One of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons and a global leader in coated, recycled boxboard selects WinSPC as its corporate-wide statistical process control (SPC) system. (more…)
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Leading Manufacturer of Home, Health, and Beauty Products Selects WinSPC

Global leader in home, health, and beauty products selects WinSPC as its SPC software system for use across multiple operations. (more…)
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Stanley Black & Decker Produces Saw Blades a Cut Above Thanks to WinSPC

Stanley Black & Decker, the world's #1 producer of power tools reported that it used WinSPC to reduce its RPM defect metrics and rework by 20%, attaining its ROI in 6 months. (more…)
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Dana Corporation Drives Up Supplier Quality with QualTrend

Dana Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer with sales of $7.2 billion, reported that it used WinSPC to reduce supplier defects per million by 40%, attaining its ROI in less than 6 months. (more…)
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Leading Food Manufacturer Selects WinSPC as its Real-time SPC Software Solution

Manufacturer of Texturizing and Stabilizing Products to Minimize Waste and Process Variation Using Real-time Quality Control (more…)
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Solar Cell Manufacturer Uses SPC Software and Real-Time Quality Control

Suniva Selects WinSPC Real-time SPC Software and Preventative Quality Control Methods to Increase Manufacturing Efficiency and Process Capability (more…)
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Worlds Largest Eye Health Company Launches Real Time SPC Software

Health Care Products Manufacturer Selects WinSPC Real-time SPC Software to Automate Statistical Process Control, Assure Quality, and Meet Regulatory Compliance Standards (more…)
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Powersports Equipment Manufacturer Implements WinSPC Real-Time SPC Software

Leading Powersports Company Launches SPC Software to Reduce Scrap, Improve Productivity, and Implement Preventative Quality Control (more…)
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Medical Equipment and Device Manufacturer Selects WinSPC Real-Time Quality Control Software

Centrix Chooses WinSPC to Assure 100 Percent Supplier Quality and Compliance (more…)
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StarPet, an Indorama Subsidiary, Chooses WinSPC

One Of The World’s Largest Manufacturers Of PET Polymers Selects WinSPC Real-Time SPC Software (more…)
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Webster Industries Selects WinSPC Real-Time Quality Control Software

National Manufacturer Of Trash Bags And Food Packaging Solutions To Perform Real-Time SPC Using WinSPC (more…)
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Automotive Lighting Supplier Chooses WinSPC Real-Time Statistical Process Control Software

Largest Non-Affiliated Lighting Supplier in North America Deploys WinSPC Software to Assure the Highest Customer Satisfaction and Value in Its Market (more…)
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Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Choose WinSPC Statistical Process Control Software

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Choose WinSPC Statistical Process Control Software to Assure Superior Product Quality and Regulatory Compliance (more…)
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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers to Achieve Highest Quality Standards With DataNet

Life Sciences Industry Manufacturers Choose WinSPC Real-time SPC Software to Lower Costs While Meeting Regulatory and Customer Requirements (more…)
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Ammunition Manufacturer Chooses WinSPC Real-time Statistical Process Control Software

Large-volume producer targets quality, profitability and customer satisfaction using real-time SPC software (more…)
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Diverse Filtration, Separations and Purifications Company Deploys Real-time SPC

Leading Contractor for Aerospace Defense Industry Selects WinSPC for Real-time Quality Control Initiative (more…)
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Electronics Giant Selects WinSPC Software for Real-Time Control

One of the world's largest manufacturers of passive and electronic components deploys WinSPC to reduce defects and PPM levels (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Partners with Integral Concepts, Inc. to Deliver Comprehensive Manufacturing

Advanced Quality Control Consulting Partnership Expands DataNet's Growing Services (more…)
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$6 Billion Technology Company Purchases QualTrend to Automate Quality Reporting

Web-based Quality Reporting Tool Increases Visibility Into Quality Operations (more…)
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Husky Injection Molding Systems Rolls-out Real-time SPC Software At Second Facility

Husky Injection Molding Systems, the world’s largest brand name supplier of injection molding equipment and services, uses real-time SPC to assure product quality and automate data collection (more…)
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$4 Billion Snack Food Company Installs WinSPC Across 14 Plants In North America

WinSPC Software Used For Net Weight Control Program At One Of North America's Largest Manufacturer of Snack Food Products (more…)
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Circuit Board & Tech Company Saves with Precise, Timely WinSPC Feedback

A contract manufacturer specializing in electromechanical and PCB assembly was searching for a means to strengthen their leadership position in the highly competitive printed circuit board industry. (more…)
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Trane Indoor Comfort Systems Achieves High Quality and Cool Savings with WinSPC

Trane, a leading supplier of indoor comfort systems, reported that it used WinSPC to keep its processes under control and reduce scrap by 50% annually. (more…)
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Arkwright, Inc. Cuts Waste and Improves Manufacturing Profitability

Arkwright, Inc., one of the largest suppliers of wide format media for digital printing, reported that it used WinSPC to improve productivity by 224 hours per month. (more…)
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Philips Lighting Chooses WinSPC For Statistical Process Control

Philips Lighting, a lighting division of electronics manufacturer Royal Philips Electronics selected WinSPC to automate statistical process control at Philips' largest lighting manufacturing facility in the U.S. (more…)
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Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer Chooses WinSPC for Statistical Process Control

The company selected WinSPC to monitor, chart, and report on over 40 quality parameters in its bread-baking operations, parameters such as oven temperature, air temperature, fermentation time, symmetry, height, weight, and color. (more…)
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Pudding Manufacturer Hits Sweet Spot Thanks to WinSPC

One of the nation's largest food manufacturers reported that it used WinSPC to reduce downtime and increase yields, attaining its ROI in three months. (more…)
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GAFMC Raises the Roof on Reliability and Productivity with WinSPC

GAF Materials Corporation (GAFMC), North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing, uses WinSPC to reduce manufacturing variance by 39.5%, attaining its ROI in 4 months. (more…)
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Loos & Co Reels in Scrap & Rework with WinSPC

Loos & Co, a top producer of wire and cable, reduces scrap and rework by 30% with WinSPC, attaining its ROI in 6 months. (more…)
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Consilium® Selects WinSPC for Use With Its FAB300™ Automation Software System

Agreement Gives Consilium Use of WinSPC to Assure Manufacturing Quality (more…)
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Nestle Purina PetCare Controls Package Volumes with WinSPC

One of North America's largest pet product manufacturers, Nestle Purina PetCare, increases profit margins by letting WinSPC optimize individual package volumes. (more…)
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DataNet News & Releases

SPC Fundamentals | Video

September 5, 2019 Statistical Process Control, commonly referred to as SPC, is a method for monitoring, controlling and, ideally, improving a process through statistical analysis. This video contains an introduction to SPC strategies you can use to improve your processes....
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WinSPC 9.0.10 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

August 1, 2019 WinSPC version 9.0.10 has been released and is now available for download. (more…)
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Sightline Vision Systems with Integrated Real-Time SPC

100% inspection of your products is much easier to implement than you might expect. (more…)
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Setting Up to Capture Data in WinSPC: The Basics | WinSPC Video

May 30, 2019 Setting up a live digital Quality system to collect data may not be as hard as you think. (more…)
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WinSPC 9.0.9 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

February 5, 2019 WinSPC version 9.0.9 has been released and is now available for download. (more…)
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WinSPC 9.0.8 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

September 18, 2018 WinSPC version 9.0.8 has been released and is now available for download. (more…)
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Exploring the IT Aspects of WinSPC | WinSPC Video

September 5, 2018 When jumpstarting application of real-time SPC at your facility, you will follow a step-by-step guide to get WinSPC up and running in about an hour. You will set up one central access server for all the facility's...
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A Day in the Life of Bill the Quality Manager | Quality Insight

April 2, 2018 Quality is kind of a big deal around here. (more…)
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Five Lessons My Kids Have Taught Me About Quality Assurance | Quality Insight

While I have been raising my kids and teaching them about life, they have been teaching me about how to be better at my job. (more…)
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WinSPC 9.0.5 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

July 12, 2017 WinSPC version 9.0.5 has been released and is now available for download. (more…)
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WinSPC V9 Setting Records | WinSPC News

WinSPC Version 9 has posted the highest customer adoption and license sales on record. (more…)
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WinSPC 9.0.2 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

May 14, 2016 WinSPC version 9.0.2 has been released and is now available for download. (more…)
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WinSPC 9 General Release | WinSPC News

April 29, 2016 WinSPC version 9 is now in General Release and is available for all new and existing customers. (more…)
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Hosted Solution Now Available For WinSPC | WinSPC News

December 13, 2015 Kick start or expand your WinSPC real-time statistical process control system by leveraging cloud technology to run WinSPC. Save the time spent time managing your own hardware/software setup. (more…)
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WinSPC 9 In Limited Release | WinSPC News

November 3, 2015 The much anticipated WinSPC version 9 has entered Limited Release and will soon be available for public review. (more…)
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SPC Fundamentals Class Now Available As Recorded Training | WinSPC News

September 13, 2015 DataNet now offers a new recorded, instructor-led training on Statistical Process Control basics, delivered by a senior SPC trainer. (more…)
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U.S. Patent Granted for WinSPC Cost Inspector | WinSPC News

June 16, 2015 WinSPC's Cost Inspector™ can identify which process inefficiencies are costing manufacturing operations the most. (more…)
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Coming Soon: WinSPC Version 9 | WinSPC News

January 13, 2015 Version 9 reflects an unprecedented effort to touch every aspect of the product in order to improve its ability to solve your problems, become easier to use and easier to own. (more…)
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DataNet Posts Another Year of Records for its Real-time Statistical Process Control Solutions | WinSPC News

January 12, 2015 Strong WinSPC enterprise sales combined with record customer retention and requests for solution expansion, to deliver another breakthrough year for DataNet. (more…)
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Quality Magazine Features Cover Story by Frank Tappen | Quality Insight

In this November Quality Magazine cover story, Frank Tappen retells his favorite Data Collection War Stories about the unpredictable human aspects of manufacturing. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.3.9 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

November 21, 2014 WinSPC version 8.3.9 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with an active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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New WinSPC Video Released: Exploring the IT Aspects of a WinSPC Implementation | WinSPC Video

September 5, 2014 Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about IT involvement in a WinSPC installation are provided in the latest chapter of the WinSPC video tour. (more…)
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New Recorded WinSPC and Personalized Remote Training Now Available | WinSPC News

July 2, 2014 DataNet has expanded its WinSPC training in response to the growing demand for low-cost, personalized and on-demand educational options. (more…)
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New Webinar Released: WinSPC Envision™ Product Launch Preview | WinSPC News

March 3, 2014 DataNet’s preview of its newest product — WinSPC Envision — is now online. (more…)
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WinSPC Envision Released | WinSPC News

March 1, 2014 DataNet unveils WinSPC Envision, a simple web-based WinSPC server monitoring and analysis tool, providing customers unparalleled access to their manufacturing network or supply chain from nearly any computing device. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.3.8 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

December 7, 2013 WinSPC version 8.3.8 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with a active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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Stay Up-to-Date: Follow Us On LinkedIn | WinSPC News

October 22, 2013 Join us on LinkedIn and receive timely updates regarding the company and our products in addition to helpful tips from our team of experts. (more…)
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WinSPC Interactive Tour Introduced | WinSPC Video

DataNet has unveiled a web-based tour of WinSPC, with self-paced interactive simulations of software functionality and SPC solutions. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.3.7 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

September 14, 2013 WinSPC version 8.3.7 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with an active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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24/7 Support: Are You Covered? | WinSPC News

August 15, 2013 The need for round-the-clock process monitoring has increased as production schedules ramp up to meet global demand. Make sure you're ready to continually match the competition with 24x7 Service Coverage. (more…)
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Two New Product Tour Videos Available Now! | WinSPC Video

August 8, 2013 What if adjusting a few machine settings could save you thousands or millions of dollars a year? (more…)
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Wireless Data Collection Devices Now Available from DataNet | WinSPC News

April 15, 2013 DataNet Quality Systems has added MicroRidge’s line of wireless transmitters and hubs to its arsenal of hardware, software and services geared towards helping you achieve your quality goals. (more…)
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New Product Tour Video Available! | WinSPC Video

April 8, 2013 With WinSPC real-time SPC software you can examine past production to improve your processes in 3 straightforward steps. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.3.4 Has Been Released | WinSPC News

March 21, 2013 WinSPC version 8.3.4 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with a active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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Spotlight on Professional Services: Remote Training and ERP Integration | WinSPC News

February 28, 2013 DataNet Customers – you can now get additional training without leaving your facility! DataNet is hosting online training sessions tailored to your needs. (more…)
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Podcast: New SPC Tool to Identify Ripest Areas for Financial Improvement | Quality Insight

February 15, 2013 Don Elmore, Chief Software Architect at DataNet Quality Systems describes a tool for manufacturers to help them identify their ripest areas for financial improvement. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Reports 26% Year-Over-Year Sales Growth for its Real-Time Statistical Process Control Software Solution | WinSPC News

January 31, 2013 Strong license sales of WinSPC statistical process control software indicates increasing demand for quality control automation from manufacturing executives. (more…)
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Announcing the WinSPC User Group on LinkedIn | WinSPC News

December 10, 2012 DataNet now has a new group on LinkedIn for WinSPC users to discuss concerns with the software and become stronger users. They can discuss industry issues as well including topics led by DataNet. (more…)
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New Product Tour Video Available! | WinSPC Video

December 5, 2012 In this video, you'll see how to monitor a production facility using WinSPC. You'll manage SPC rule violations across a plant and solve a production problem using WinSPC's real-time Plant Monitor. (more…)
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DataNet Unveils New Analysis Model to Uncover Hidden Inefficiency and Waste | Quality Insight

December 3, 2012 Using this new model, you can search for hidden areas of inefficiency and waste, analyze characteristics to identify the causes of that inefficiency, and justify quality initiatives by quantifying the amount of savings your company will realize...
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WinSPC version 8.3.0 has been released | WinSPC News

March 7, 2012 WinSPC version 8.3.0 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with an active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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WinSPC version 8.2.1 has been released | WinSPC News

August 19, 2011 WinSPC version 8.2.1 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with an active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.1.2 has been released | WinSPC News

March 21, 2011 WinSPC version 8.1.2 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with a active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.1.1 has been released | WinSPC News

January 26, 2011 WinSPC version 8.1.1 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with a active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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WinSPC 8.1.0 has been released | WinSPC News

December 10, 2010 WinSPC version 8.1.0 has been released and is now available for download. Customers with a active ESC (Extended Service Coverage) account are eligible to receive the new version. (more…)
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WinSPC V8 Available For General Release | WinSPC News

September 29, 1010 Latest SPC Software Tools Arm Quality Professionals With New Technologies To Uncover Hidden Manufacturing Costs, Identify High-Value Improvement Initiatives, And Expose Quality Issues Early In The Manufacturing Process (more…)
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Take the ROI Challenge and Win Free Software | WinSPC News

Let DataNet Know How Much Real-time SPC Has Saved Your Company and Win Your Choice of a WinSPC or Custom Web Reporter Software License (more…)
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WinSPC V8 Introduces Powerful Tools For Quality Professionals To Obtain Real-time SPC Answers | WinSPC News

SPC Software Helps Uncover Hidden Manufacturing Costs, Identify High-value Improvement Opportunities, And Expose Quality Issues Early In The Manufacturing Process (more…)
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DataNet Expands Quality Control and SPC Software Services | WinSPC News

SPC Software Company Introduces Comprehensive Quality Control Solutions (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Offers Free 60-Day Trial of Latest Version of WinSPC Software | WinSPC News

DataNet Quality Systems (DataNet), developers of WinSPC® and QualTrend® quality control software, announced today that it is offering a free 60-day trial of WinSPC Version 7.2. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Launches Innovative Customer Service Program | WinSPC News

August 21, 2008 Enhanced Customer Relationship Management Initiative Promises Premium Customer Support in the SPC Software Industry (more…)
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DataNet Enhances Software Validation Toolkit and Services for WinSPC Quality Control Software | WinSPC News

DataNet Makes it Faster and More Cost Effective to Validate WinSPC with its Enhanced Software IQ and OQ Toolkit (more…)
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DataNet and Integral Concepts Team Up for Quality Expo Detroit, June 11-12 | WinSPC News

May 29, 2008 Custom demonstrations of recently released WinSPC Version 7.2, expert SPC advice and prizes are just some of the main attractions in Booth 727. (more…)
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DataNet Announces New CEO | WinSPC News

May 26, 2008 DataNet Veteran Stephen A. Arnett to Assume Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software Company Leadership (more…)
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DataNet Employee to Present at Upcoming SAE 2008 World Congress | WinSPC News

April 1, 2008 Quality Engineer Beena Anand to Present on “Becoming Successful at Six Sigma; How to Make Six Sigma Last,” at the SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, 2008 (more…)
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DataNet Announces Record Breaking Fourth Quarter Revenue and Continued Profitability | WinSPC News

January 25, 2008 Company Achieves Record Growth from Real-time SPC Software and Related Services, Poised for Continued Growth in 2008 (more…)
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Real-Time SPC Software Provides Superior Manufacturing Quality Control Capabilities

DataNet Announces General Release of WinSPC Version 7.1 Real-time SPC Software (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Continues to Grow Its Quality Control Software Business | WinSPC News

November 8, 2007 SPC software manufacturer adds new talent to growing departments (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Announces General Release of WinSPC 7.1 Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software | WinSPC News

November 4, 2007 Latest version of real-time SPC software to be released to general public December 3, 2007 (more…)
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DataNet Named Largest Supplier of Real-time SPC Software | WinSPC News

WinSPC® Offers Preferred Functionality And Architecture For Complex Manufacturing Processes (more…)
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DataNet Promotes Brad Armstrong and Frank Tappen to Vice President | WinSPC News

September 27, 2006 DataNet Quality Systems today announced it has promoted two of its employees to vice president. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Demonstrates Award-winning Statistical Process Control Software WinSPC® C/S — in Booth 1009 at Quality Expo Detroit 2006 | WinSPC News

June 7, 2006 DataNet Quality Systems will demonstrate its award-winning Statistical Process Control software -- WinSPC® C/S -- in booth 1009 at Quality Expo Detroit, June 7-8 2006. (more…)
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WinSPC Honored In China As “Best SPC Software, 2005” by e-Works Manufacturing IT Co. | WinSPC News

April 2, 2006 DataNet Quality Systems, developers of WinSPC Statistical Process Control Software, announced today that it won an award for “Best SPC Software, 2005” from the Chinese manufacturing portal, e-Works. (more…)
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WinSPC Software from DataNet Satisfies 21 CFR Part 11 Requirement | WinSPC News

September 7, 2005 DataNet Quality Systems now provides the most robust real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) software available to the food and beverage industry. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems announces release of WinSPC C/S v1.63 | WinSPC News

June 7, 2005 DataNet Quality Systems announces the release of its latest version of Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, WinSPC C/S v1.63. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Demonstrates Advanced Statistical Process Control Software | WinSPC News

DataNet Quality Systems will demonstrate its award-winning Statistical Process Control software: WinSPC C/S Enterprise at booth 1552 at the Quality Expo in Rosemont, IL. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems announces release of WinSPC C/S v1.62 | WinSPC News

August 2, 2004 DataNet Quality Systems announces the release of its latest version of Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, WinSPC C/S v1.62. (more…)
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Intercim and DataNet Quality Systems Integrate Capabilities For Customer-Driven Solutions | WinSPC News

Aerospace and Defense Customers Drive Solution for Quality and Process Control (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems announces release of WinSPC C/S v1.6 | WinSPC News

December 1, 2003 DataNet Quality Systems has released its latest version of its leading Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, WinSPC C/S v1.6. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems announces release of WinSPC C/S v1.4 | WinSPC News

February 7, 2001 New SPC Features Support FDA Electronic Signature Requirements for Food, Beverage and Life Science Manufacturers (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems, Statware Alliance Yields Innovative Internet Solution | WinSPC News

August 21, 2000 DataNet Quality Systems (Southfield) and Statware, Inc. (Corvallis) have formed a strategic alliance specifically to help manufacturers start using the Internet as a global tool for managing quality processes. (more…)
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DataNet announces QualTrend, Web-based manufacturing intelligence software | WinSPC News

August 21, 2000 Advanced Data Mining, Statistical Analysis and Reporting Via a Web Browser (more…)
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Winspc CS Receives Presidents Award | WinSPC News

October 19, 1998 DataNet Quality Systems, developer of WinSPC Statistical Process Control Software, announced today that it was awarded the first ever ISA “President’s Award” for “Most Innovative New Technology Product” at ISA TECH97 in Anaheim California. (more…)
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DataNet Quality Systems Introduces WinSPC v1.2 at ISA Expo98 | WinSPC News

October 19, 1998 SPC Software for Enterprise-wide Statistical Process Control (more…)
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