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.
January 17, 2019
WinSPC can be set up to alert operators of production issues before defective product is turned out.
January 10, 2019
Certificates of Analysis help set the stage for success in manufacturing partnerships and reduce confusion.
January 2, 2019
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.
December 13, 2018
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.
November 29, 2018
Operator ownership of production problems is necessary, but emails to supervisors about process changes allow you to get involved when appropriate.
November 15, 2018
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 prioritization of improvement initiatives.
November 1, 2018
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.
October 18, 2018
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.
October 5, 2018
Premature failures alienate customers, harm the company image, and may result in financial risks from recall and liability concerns. So how to maintain strong product reliability?
Sep 14, 2018
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.
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 WinSPC computers.
August 20, 2018
A sizeable manufacturer of surgery equipment is using a manufacturing intelligence application by DataNet Quality Systems to help consistently deliver safe precision surgical instruments.
August 10, 2018
Production data can be captured for use from CMMs, ERP, and gages automatically by a computer system.
July 24, 2018
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.
July 13, 2018
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.
July 5, 2018
A manufacturing company that processes minerals has equipped its production leadership with live summary views.
June 22, 2018
Quality managers around the country are leading initiatives to increase efficiency and lower costs. Where are you at on your Quality journey?
June 15, 2018
In WinSPC, sometimes you know what you are looking for, but you just aren’t sure where it’s at.
June 6, 2018
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.
May 9, 2018
Marietta Hospitality is using WinSPC to deliver safe soaps and shampoos at a high quality.
May 29, 2018
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.
April 30, 2018
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 system.
April 20, 2018
Blueprints can make data collection more intuitive to operators collecting data in WinSPC.
April 2, 2018
Quality is kind of a big deal around here.
March 23, 2018
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.
April 2, 2018
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.
February 13, 2018
WinSPC offers intuitive Quality data entry and can capture independently from your CMMs, ERP and other sources.
February 5, 2018
A pet foods company partnered with DataNet to launch a predictive real-time SPC program.
January 17, 2018
In this case, we address $1.2 million worth of annual process variation.
December 17, 2017
A soda pop supplier wanted to better understand product defects. So it connected WinSPC real-time statistical process control software.
December 5, 2017
When Statistical Process Control is applied properly, tremendous benefits in profitability and process understanding are achieved.
November 25, 2017
A mold company that forms bumpers for major car manufacturers is painting the town red (and yellow and green).
September 25, 2017
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.
August 14, 2017
An innovative clothing agent company is using WinSPC to comply with safety regulations.
July 20, 2017
Big data can be intimidating, but when information is condensed into visual summary statistics, making sharp decisions gets easier.
July 13, 2018
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.
July 5, 2017
A large aerospace engine combustion company is fueling continuous improvement by generating colorful WinSPC insight charts.
June 28, 2017
A measuring instruments company is mining historical production data and seeing it in all-new ways with WinSPC.
April 19, 2017
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.
March 22, 2017
A household name in the medical products industry is realizing incredible speed improvements and labor time savings with WinSPC.
February 15, 2017
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.
November 16, 2016
WinSPC Version 9 has posted the highest customer adoption and license sales on record.
October 23, 2016
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.
October 16, 2016
One international baker chose WinSPC real-time statistical process control software to deliver real-time feedback to line operators at the point of production.
September 16, 2016
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.
August 16, 2016
With WinSPC, one 70-year-old instrument manufacturer is tracking sub-assemblies into the assemble stage and beyond for traceability and analysis.
July 16, 2016
One North American textile company is delivering production problem forecasting to shift managers with WinSPC real-time statistical process control software.
June 16, 2016
A family run bread manufacturer is leveraging WinSPC real-time alerts to get a handle on overfill and underfill waste.
May 14, 2016
WinSPC version 9.0.2 has been released and is now available for download.
April 29, 2016
WinSPC version 9 is now in General Release and is available for all new and existing customers.
February 18, 2016
Meeting the acceptable quality level agreed upon with the customer (AQL) is a critical concern among manufacturers.
December 23, 2015
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.
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.
November 3, 2015
The much anticipated WinSPC version 9 has entered Limited Release and will soon be available for public review.
September 13, 2015
DataNet now offers a new recorded, instructor-led training on Statistical Process Control basics, delivered by a senior SPC trainer.
June 16, 2015
WinSPC’s Cost Inspector™ can identify which process inefficiencies are costing manufacturing operations the most.
March 3, 2015
“Our objective is to supply easily accessible process information to further enhance our data driven decisions for continuous improvement of our manufacturing plant processes.”
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.
January 12, 2015
Strong WinSPC enterprise sales combined with record customer retention and requests for solution expansion, to deliver another breakthrough year for DataNet.
December 2, 2014
In this November Quality Magazine cover story, Frank Tappen retells his favorite Data Collection War Stories about the unpredictable human aspects of manufacturing.
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.
November 2, 2014
WinSPC makes it easy to capture your existing data for actionable SPC analysis.
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.
October 11, 2013
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.
July 2, 2014
DataNet has expanded its WinSPC training in response to the growing demand for low-cost, personalized and on-demand educational options.
May 31, 2014
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.
May 3, 2014
A recognized leader in gum, mint and candy manufacturing, with products distributed throughout the globe, recently implemented WinSPC software to reduce costs while ensuring compliance with its high product quality standards.
March 3, 2014
DataNet’s preview of its newest product — WinSPC Envision — is now online.
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.
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.
October 22, 2013
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October 15, 2013
You can use WinSPC’s trigger setup window to craft a corrective action message box with color significance and product-specific directives.
October 8, 2013
A contract manufacturer specializing in electromechanical and PCB assembly for high end laptop manufacturers and the Department of Defense has implemented WinSPC statistical process control software at two US based facilities.
September 16, 2013
DataNet has unveiled a web-based tour of WinSPC, with self-paced interactive simulations of software functionality and SPC solutions.
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.
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 24×7 Service Coverage.
August 8, 2013
What if adjusting a few machine settings could save you thousands or millions of dollars a year?
August 1, 2013
To provide executives and other leaders value, the data delivered to them has to be relevant and actionable.
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.
April 8, 2013
With WinSPC real-time SPC software you can examine past production to improve your processes in 3 straightforward steps.
April 1, 2013
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.
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.
March 8, 2013
“As a direct result of our rapid growth, we realized that we needed to upgrade our existing methods for managing statistical process control.”
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.
February 22, 2013
WinSPC real-time statistical process control software can help you to easily generate a COA report to clear regulatory requirements.
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.
February 1, 2013
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.
January 31, 2013
Strong license sales of WinSPC statistical process control software indicates increasing demand for quality control automation from manufacturing executives.
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.
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.
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 with an improved process.
December 1, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
The WinSPC application server makes WinSPC run faster.
May 30, 2012
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.
Apr 4, 2012
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.
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.
September 29, 2011
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.
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.
August 15, 2011
DataNet Quality Systems has announced that one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons and a global leader in coated, recycled boxboard has selected DataNet to provide its corporate-wide statistical process control (SPC) system.
April 18, 2011
WinSPC reports can help you make a case for your Quality initiatives in statistical and financial terms.
April 9, 2011
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.
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.
March 3, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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
August 9, 2010
Dana Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer with 2017 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.
February 17, 2010
Manufacturer of Texturizing and Stabilizing Products to Minimize Waste and Process Variation Using Real-time Quality Control
November 17, 2009
Suniva Selects WinSPC Real-time SPC Software and Preventative Quality Control Methods to Increase Manufacturing Efficiency and Process Capability