July 12, 2019
100% inspection of your products is much easier to implement than you might expect.
100% inspection of your products is much easier to implement than you might expect.
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.
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.
Before applying statistical methods that assume normality, it is necessary to perform a normality test on the data.
It’s not subjective: Because it’s an objective measure of variation, standard deviation is an essential statistical tool for increasing quality.
Proper control chart selection is critical to realizing the benefits of Statistical Process Control.
Let’s take the confusion out of Cpk and Ppk.
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.
The subgroup size formula and application are discussed in the conclusion of this two-part topic.
Many believe that an out of control process produces defective parts. That’s not always true.
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?
When Statistical Process Control is applied properly, tremendous benefits in profitability and process understanding are achieved.
In this case, we address $1.2 million worth of annual process variation.
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.
An innovative clothing agent company is using WinSPC to comply with safety regulations.
Big data can be intimidating, but when information is condensed into visual summary statistics, making sharp decisions gets easier.
A large aerospace engine combustion company is fueling continuous improvement by generating colorful WinSPC insight charts.
A household name in the medical products industry is realizing incredible speed improvements and labor time savings with WinSPC.
By systematically detecting (and rectifying) sources of special cause variation upstream in the process, the important process outcomes become predictable.
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.
WinSPC Version 9 has posted the highest customer adoption and license sales on record.
One international baker chose WinSPC real-time statistical process control software to deliver real-time feedback to line operators at the point of production.
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.
With WinSPC, one 70-year-old instrument manufacturer is tracking sub-assemblies into the assemble stage and beyond for traceability and analysis.
One North American textile company is delivering production problem forecasting to shift managers with WinSPC real-time statistical process control software.
More companies are leveraging high speed vision systems to inspect multiple quality characteristics on their products.
A family run bread manufacturer is leveraging WinSPC real-time alerts to get a handle on overfill and underfill waste.
WinSPC version 9.0.2 has been released and is now available for download.
WinSPC version 9 is now in General Release and is available for all new and existing customers.
In order to maximize profitability while complying with government regulations regarding net package contents, food manufacturers and packagers must achieve an optimal balance.
Meeting the acceptable quality level agreed upon with the customer (AQL) is a critical concern among manufacturers.
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.
The much anticipated WinSPC version 9 has entered Limited Release and will soon be available for public review.
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.
WinSPC’s Cost Inspector™ can identify which process inefficiencies are costing manufacturing operations the most.
An approach to deploying control charts with short production runs is to utilize charts of common characteristics across different products.
Characteristics with larger nominal values tend to have more variation than characteristics with smaller nominal values.
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.
“Our objective is to supply easily accessible process information to further enhance our data driven decisions for continuous improvement of our manufacturing plant processes.”
Strong WinSPC enterprise sales combined with record customer retention and requests for solution expansion, to deliver another breakthrough year for DataNet.
In this November Quality Magazine cover story, Frank Tappen retells his favorite Data Collection War Stories about the unpredictable human aspects of manufacturing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of control charting is to regularly monitor a process so that significant process changes may be detected.
DataNet has unveiled a web-based tour of WinSPC, with self-paced interactive simulations of software functionality and SPC solutions.
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.
Many manufacturing leaders believe that their production personnel use SPC properly, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
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.
Strong license sales of WinSPC statistical process control software indicates increasing demand for quality control automation from manufacturing executives.
DataNet Quality Systems, developers of WinSPC® and QualTrend® quality control software, recently announced that a worldwide manufacturer of filtration technologies has installed WinSPC as its statistical process control system.
DataNet Quality Systems, developers of WinSPC® and QualTrend® quality control software, recently announced that a global manufacturer of industrial and automotive rubber products has selected WinSPC as its statistical process control system.
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.
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.
DataNet Quality Systems, developers of WinSPC® and QualTrend® quality control software, recently announced that a global leader in home, health, and beauty products has selected WinSPC as its SPC software system for use across multiple operations.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Clean Energy Companies Standardize on WinSPC for Real-time Quality Control
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Company Launches SPC Software to Reduce Scrap, Improve Productivity, and Implement Preventative Quality Control
SPC Software Helps Uncover Hidden Manufacturing Costs, Identify High-value Improvement Opportunities, And Expose Quality Issues Early In The Manufacturing Process
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To answer that, we need to start off with what these capability indices represent.
Centrix Chooses WinSPC to Assure 100 Percent Supplier Quality and Compliance
As the bumper sticker says, “Shifts Happen” and so we generally want to use the slightly more liberal process capability of Cpk ≥ 1.33.
One Of The World’s Largest Manufacturers Of PET Polymers Selects WinSPC Real-Time SPC Software
National Manufacturer Of Trash Bags And Food Packaging Solutions To Perform Real-Time SPC Using DataNet’s WinSPC Statistical Process Control Software
C-E Minerals Chooses WinSPC Software To Perform Real-Time Quality Control And Automate Data Collection
This article will review statistical hypothesis testing in general and then introduce equivalence testing and its application.
Largest Non-Affiliated Lighting Supplier in North America Deploys WinSPC Software to Assure the Highest Customer Satisfaction and Value in Its Market
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.
Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Choose WinSPC Statistical Process Control Software to Assure Superior Product Quality and Regulatory Compliance
Enhanced Customer Relationship Management Initiative Promises Premium Customer Support in the SPC Software Industry
DataNet Makes it Faster and More Cost Effective to Validate WinSPC with its Enhanced Software IQ and OQ Toolkit
“Lean Manufacturing” (a.k.a. the Toyota Production System) is a toolbox of techniques to improve operational efficiency and eliminate waste.
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.
Custom demonstrations of recently released WinSPC Version 7.2, expert SPC advice and prizes are just some of the main attractions in Booth 727.
DataNet Veteran Stephen A. Arnett to Assume Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software Company Leadership
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
Company Achieves Record Growth from Real-time SPC Software and Related Services, Poised for Continued Growth in 2008
Life Sciences Industry Manufacturers Choose WinSPC Real-time SPC Software to Lower Costs While Meeting Regulatory and Customer Requirements
DataNet Announces General Release of WinSPC Version 7.1 Real-time SPC Software
Large-volume producer targets superior quality, profitability and customer satisfaction using real-time SPC software
SPC software manufacturer adds new talent to growing departments
Latest version of real-time SPC software to be released to general public December 3, 2007
Contractor for Aerospace Defense Industry Selects WinSPC Software for Real-time Quality Control Initiative
One of the World’s Largest Manufacturers of Passive and Electronic Components Deploys Real-time Statistical Process Control Software to Reduce Defects and PPM levels
Advanced Quality Control Consulting Partnership Expands DataNet’s Growing Services
Web-based Quality Reporting Tool Increases Visibility Into Quality Operations
World’s largest brand name supplier of injection molding equipment and services uses real-time SPC to assure product quality and automate data collection
Process Control is proactive rather than reactive. The key elements of process control are outlined in this article.
WinSPC® Offers Preferred Functionality And Architecture For Complex Manufacturing Processes
WinSPC Software Used For Net Weight Control Program At One Of North America’s Largest Manufacturer of Snack Food Products
EWMA or Cusum charts are the best charts for detecting process shifts less than 1σ.
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.
High-Tech Manufacturer Of Solar Cell Modules Assures Product and Process Quality Using Real-Time SPC
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.
DataNet Quality Systems today announced it has promoted two of its employees to vice president.
Philips Lighting, a lighting division of electronics manufacturer Royal Philips Electronics recently selected DataNet to automate statistical process control at Philips’ largest lighting manufacturing facility in the U.S.
DataNet announced today that a Fortune 500 food manufacturer has chosen WinSPC® as its quality control tool for bread-baking operations. The company will use WinSPC to monitor, chart and report on over 40 quality parameters, such as oven temperature, air temperature, fermentation time, symmetry, height, weight, color and more.
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.
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.